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 treat my mother's swollen feet?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about my mom's peripheral blood smear test. She is 62 years old and is diabetic. The report says she has normocytic normochromic anemia with neutrophilic leukocytosis. Her neutrophils are 85 %, lymphocytes are 14 %, eosinophils are 1 %, and neutrophils show coarse toxic ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In your mom's case, considering that she is a diabetic patient with swelling in both her feet (also known as edema), a few things come to my mind. She could be having some skin infection in the s... Read Full »
I have swollen feet and the swelling is getting worse each day. Why so?
Query: Hello doctor, I have swollen feet which are getting worse day by day. My feet feel heavy. I do not eat food with salt and try to drink a lot of water. What could it be? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understood your concern. I have a few questions. 1. Have you done any recent blood tests like KFT (kidney function tests), or LFT (liver function tests)? 2. Are you taking any medication for heart disease? 3. Have you done a two-dimensio... Read Full »
I am suffering from abrasions and infection on the skin which cause itching and swelling. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I have abrasions and infections on the skin below the knee. They are itchy and some are infected. My feet are swollen, sore, and hot to touch. I also have been getting plantar warts and this all started when I started smoking weed with Grabba leaves (pure tobacco). I am not sure what is t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be due to a lack of proper treatment. Clean it with Hydrogen Peroxide. Apply Betadine cream locally twice a day and put a sterile bandage on it. Take a tablet of Pan 40 (Pantoprazole) every day on an empty stomach. Take one tablet of Chymoral Forte (enz... Read Full »
I am 38 weeks pregnant and have painful swelling in my feet for the past week. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have been suffering from swelling in my feet for the past week. I have tried all ways to reduce the swelling but nothing is working, and it is now becoming painful. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing swelling in your feet during your pregnancy. Swelling in the feet is a common symptom during pregnancy due to the increased pressure on the blood vessels in the lower part o... Read Full »
What is the reason for edema of both feet and ankles?
Query: Hello doctor, I am regularly taking 6 oz of warm water with half a slice of a medium-sized lemon and one medium spoon of honey right in the morning for the last 15 days. Whatever be the benefits, I find my arthritic knee pains have slightly increased along with edema of both feet and ankles and pa... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have mentioned that you are suffering from ankylosing spondylitis (AS) with osteoarthritis. But, you have not mentioned which DMARD (disease-modifying antirheumatic drug) you are taking.Anyways, I would suggest the following. NSAIDS (non-s... 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 »
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 ma... Read Full »
I have RA and suffering from swollen feet and unbearable pain. Should I got to an ER?
Query: Hello doctor, I have RA and have been on prednisone for 15 years or more. I was tapered off with the last dose taken five months before. I now can barely walk, my pain is unbearable, and my right leg and foot are swollen. I have tried every OVC pain medication possible, and nothing is working. What... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you need more DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs), preferably a combination of Leflunomide, and Methotrexate should be tried. And Prednisolone will be required until the Dmards combo works. It does not help in reducing the steroids dose in three to... Read Full »
I have swollen feet with knee pain and my poop is yellow and in the form of small balls. What could it be?
Query: Hi doctor, My feet get swollen, and I sometimes get knee pain, especially from the left knee. I thought it was liver-related, but my results came back negative. My poop is yellow and in small balls, not sausage. What could it be? Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Swollen feet could be due to many causes, including heart failure, kidney problems, allergies, and low blood protein. The other possible causes include the following: 1. Infection. 2. Joint problems. 3. DVT (deep vein thrombosis). P... Read Full »
My 10-month-old daughter has puffy eyes in the morning. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor,My 10 months old daughter has puffy eyes after she wakes up from sleep in the morning. Her blood results show AST (SGOT) as 71 IU/L. Puffiness will vanish during the day after few hours. Do we need to worry about this? Her AST (SGOT) is 71 IU/L, ALT (SGPT) is 28 IU/L, globulin is 1.8 g/dL... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Early morning puffy eyes commonly indicate some problem relating to the urinary system. It can even be a urinary infection. Get a urine analysis done. She also requires renal function tests (blood test). It is better you take her to a local pediatrician for a physi... Read Full »
I am a gout patient and have been suffering from instep swelling for a week. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 60-year-old male, and I am suffering from gout issues. Currently, I am taking tablet Allopurinol 300 mg daily. Year-old lab report of mine shows Uric Acid levels to be 5.6 mg.For a week, I have been suffering from swelling of the left foot instep. First, I took tablet Indomethacin 2... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since it is an acute gout flare, I would recommend a couple of changes (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent). 1. Temporarily stop taking tablet Allopurinol. Although recent guidelines say we can use it in acut... Read Full »