Swollen Feet

Excess build up of fluid in the feet, legs and ankles cause swollen feet. The reason may vary as high salt intake, alcohol consumption, lymphedema, diabetes, etc. It may also occur commonly in pregnancy.

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How to get treated for the problem of heart failure present along with swollen feet?

Query: Good morning. I am 35 years old with height 5'4" and weight of 75 kg. I suffer from swollen feet for a month till today. I had heart failure before two years and six weeks of confinement. I discontinued taking treatment. Last check up was done last year. Till now, it did not go for a check up due to...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query sir What I could understand from your question is that you have heart failure diagnosed before two years and now you have both swollen feet. You are taking above mentioned medicines. Please tell why you had heart failure? was it due to heart attack or other causes such as dila...  Read Full »

What is the cause for CHF and CVA infarct?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is a 64-year-old male. He has a heart condition confined with a diagnosis CHF, and CVA infarct. He is now experiencing difficulty in breathing and swollen feet. He is currently taking Carvedilol, Aspirin, Furosemide, Captopril, Atorvastatin (old prescription). BP ranges140/120...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. He suffers from congestive heart failure and is taking medicines for that. You did not tell dosages of medicines. His reports show (attachment removed to protect patient identity) he also has raised creatinine and urea levels which may be due to varied causes. It may b...  Read Full »

What causes painless swelling in the feet?

Query: Hi doctor, A couple of months ago, my mother had fever. She had medicines, which was prescribed by her doctor. After three days of fever, she developed rashes and was hospitalized. Then, her rashes started disappearing, but she has some burning sensation on the soles of her feet. Right now, she has ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern about your mother's health. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and found that her ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) are high. As her ESR and CRP are high, it indic...  Read Full »

How to treat swollen foot with bluish discoloration in an 82-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is an 82-year-old female. She weighs only about 45 kg. No BP, no diabetes. She is having inflammation and swelling in the right foot. It seems to be a blockage somewhere in the right foot blood vessel and it appears bluish one month back. And now it subsided a bit but the sw...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her foot appears to be in good condition now (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The likely cause for bluish discoloration is blockages only and is called peripheral arterial disease. So of she should be treated on the line of blockages itself. Now blo...  Read Full »

Why are my dad's feet so puffy?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 83 years old. He keeps coughing up phlegm and sleeping all the time. He is cold and his feet are very swollen. His feet are so puffy and he feels difficult to wear shoes or walk. He weighs about 300 lbs. He is suffering from congestive heart failure. Currently, he is on Lisinop...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am worried about depressed cardiac function, kidney dysfunction or liver disease. If the swelling is increasing; after he saw his doctor, then he should be seen again sooner rather than later. He would need further testing and evaluation for the swelling. It is not n...  Read Full »

What causes swollen foot with purple discoloration in a diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, My left foot is swollen with purple color and pain. I am currently on Diamicron 60 mg and Xelevia 100 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakaran Selvam

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Sonologist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With history, I feel you have left foot cellulitis. It is the infection on the foot. You might need heavy antibiotics for the infection. Is warmth present on the wound? Any pus discharge from the area? Kindly update these details and also the picture of the purple c...  Read Full »

With insulin, my dad has stomach pain and swollen feet. Should he switch to Metformin again?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad has type 2 diabetes. He is on insulin 14 mg a day and twice on some days. He has been having severe stomach pain for weeks and now he has lost a lot of weight. Since being on insulin his feet have become swollen, and his eyes yellow. Prior to insulin, he was on Metformin but ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadeem Abootty

Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it seems your father is suffering from uncontrolled Diabetes mellitus for seven months or more which was not controlled with Metformin. The present complaints you have mentioned after starting insulin, may not be actually related to insulin rather ma...  Read Full »

What medicines to take for foot swelling due to high uric acid?

Query: Hello Doctor, My foot is swollen right now and I'm sure that my uric acid went up again. It happens in the past and I need some medication for the pain and the inflammation. My height is 5'6 ft and my weight is 95kg.  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Firstly, the photo uploaded isn't informative , as the extent of redness or inflammation isn't well demarcated Secondly , do you have any past history of gout If yes , how many Acute flares did u have in the past? How severe , only foot , single joint or multiple joints ??? Any Triggers l...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for swollen feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got swelling in feet and excess pain over last few days. I have breathing problem while walking. I also feel weakness since few days. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Md. Kais Haider Chowdhury

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your leg is swelling like when you press your finger on your leg and see pushing marks of your finger (use thumb) then there is a real need for emergency care and treatment. If your leg swelling is also associated with swelling of the body and face then it needs ur...  Read Full »

What can be done for swollen arms and feet in a heart failure patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old, who is obese. I have high blood pressure. Also heart failure. I am also having problems with water building up inside my body, I do use medication but it feels like I am swollen and that the water is pushing upwards. I am also struggling to get air at times and I d...  Read Full »


Dr. Senduran N

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problems you are facing is due to heart's failure to maintain the normal circulation. So the fluid gets stagnated in the interstitial tissue causing swollen feet, arms and fluid in lungs causing breathing problems. I hope you are already following the prescripti...  Read Full »

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