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Foot Warmness and Swelling

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 30, 2008
  • 02:48 PM

Hi, my Mom, 50-ish, has been experiencing swelling in her right foot. The other symptons she felt are: her foot feels warm and painful when she sits down. But if she walks it's OK.
The pain has caused her to limp as well.

And also she also experiencing swelling in the leg starting in the evening and will go away in the morning and the whole process will start again.
We have taken her to doctor before and was told that it might be because she stood too long.

But now with the foot swelling, I think it has become worst.
Anybody know what might cause this? And which specialist should I take her to?
Thank you so much for your help, greatly appreciated

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  • It sounds as if there's a problem with her veins,such as deep vein thrombosis or varicose veins.A primary care physician should be able to help you.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 1, 2009
    • 01:36 AM
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  • Ruling out deep vein thrombosis should be done ASAP to prevent postthrombotic syndrome. Good luck! :)
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • January 1, 2009
    • 02:45 AM
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  • Also, if they rule out DVT, there might be an artery compressing her right common iliac vein. The only certain way to examine this is through intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). In such a case please post again and I'll give you more information. Good luck! :)
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • January 1, 2009
    • 02:51 AM
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  • Dear Felsen:What do you consider worse:postthrombotic syndrome or an embolus from a current case of DVT?I consider the embolus much worse.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 1, 2009
    • 02:26 PM
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  • She needs an xray or MRI of her foot, in addition to ruling out DVT they should rule out a broken bone.Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 1, 2009
    • 03:03 PM
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  • richard wayne2b! Embolus is of course much worse, have I implied otherwise?
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • January 1, 2009
    • 03:18 PM
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