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Foot swelling

Foot swelling: Introduction

Foot swelling: Oedema of the foot. See detailed information below for a list of 423 causes of Foot swelling, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Foot swelling:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Foot swelling. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Foot swelling:

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Foot swelling: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Foot swelling, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Foot swelling Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Foot swelling

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Foot swelling may include:

Stories from Users for Foot swelling

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Message Boards for Foot swelling

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Diagnostic tests for Foot swelling:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Foot swelling. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Determine if swelling is pitting or non-pitting i.e. compress the swollen area with the thumb for about 15 seconds. If the skin is indented and slowly refills the swelling is called "pitting". Bilateral foot pitting may suggest varicose veins, congestive cardiac failure, cirrhosis of the liver, nephrotic syndrome, Beri- Beri, malabsorption syndromes. Unilateral foot pitting may suggest deep venous thrombosis or compression of the large veins by a tumour or lymph nodes. Non-pitting swelling may suggest hypothyroidism or obstruction of the lymphatics
    • Cardiorespiratory examination to detect any evidence of congestive cardiac failure
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count, ESR and blood cultures, if suspect cellulitis or osteomyelitis
    • D-dimer is an indicator of deep venous thrombosis
    • Thyroid function tests
  • more tests...»

Foot swelling: Animations

Medications or substances causing Foot swelling:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Foot swelling as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Foot swelling:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Foot swelling as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Adalat (Nifedipine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Procardia (Nifedipine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Calan (Verapamil) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Isoptin (Verapamil) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Verelan (Verapamil) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Cardizem (Diltiazem) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Dilacor XR (Diltiazem) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Plendil (Felodipine) interaction
  • more interactions...»

Foot swelling: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Foot swelling may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Foot swelling

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Foot swelling. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Foot swelling: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Foot swelling

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Organs affected by Foot swelling:

The list of organs typically affected by Foot swelling may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Foot swelling

The list below shows some of the causes of Foot swelling mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Foot swelling?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Foot swelling. Of the 423 causes of Foot swelling that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 415 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Foot swelling:

The following list of conditions have 'Foot swelling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Gout ... swelling in arch of foot, swollen ball of foot, big toe swelling















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Causes of Foot swelling Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Foot swelling based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Foot swelling?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Foot swelling, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Foot swelling:

    Subtypes of Foot swelling:

    Big toe swelling (11 causes), Unilateral oedema of the lower extremity (8 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Foot swelling:

    Leg swelling (576 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Foot symptoms (2265 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Lower leg symptoms (59 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes)

    Symptoms related to Foot swelling:

    Foot pain (206 causes), Leg swelling (576 causes), Ankle swelling (107 causes), Knee swelling (25 causes), Acquired angioedema, Type 1, Type 2, Acromegaly (15 causes), Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (1 cause), Alport Syndrome, Alport syndrome with macrothrombocytopenia, Anaphylaxis (237 causes), Anesthetic agent-induced liver damage

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    Medical News summaries about Foot swelling

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Foot swelling

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