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feet ankles and legs are swelling what's wrong

By Anonymous January 17, 2012 - 1:36am
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all of a sudden my feet and ankles and legs are swollen my ankles are dissapering the left leg being more swollen than the right. starting to hurt a bit if I walk. I do have copd only meds I take is epilum for epilepsy otherwise am healthy I am 57 what is wrong can u help with my question. Suellen

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I have had a swollen foot and leg since I was 10 all of a sudden I'm 56 and told nothing they can do lymp nodes are bad in leg I'm in nj cant find a place to help me with treatment!! So depressed

March 7, 2018 - 9:19am
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I'm not sure what you mean by all of a sudden there is nothing they can do? What was done from age 10 to 56?

I hope you can find a doctor that might be able to help.


March 7, 2018 - 4:36pm
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Hello my name is Kristen, befor i went to bed lastnight i noticed that my feet,ankelsnand lower legs are really swollen and the hurt I was wondering if you could tell me whats wrong

February 23, 2018 - 2:33am
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Has this happened before? It's possible you are having an allergic reaction of some sort if this came on suddenly.

Sometimes diseases that affect the entire body, such as diabetes, heart or kidney disease, can result in excess fluid buildup (edema) that is often concentrated in the legs and feet, leading to swelling not only of the ankles but also of the feet and lower legs.

If the swelling continues you need to see a doctor so you know what is causing it.


February 23, 2018 - 3:39pm
EmpowHER Guest

Feet ankles and leg swelling hands and fingers swells and itchy

June 23, 2017 - 11:46pm
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Thanks, am glad you did.  Write back and let us know how it went.



January 19, 2012 - 8:50am
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  I can imagine how you must be feeling.  One of the side effects of Epilim is Inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis).  Which can cause inflammation in legs. It might good to talk to your doctor about this. It can be due to your medication or other conditions can also cause swelling on legs, ankels and feet like.

  • Being overweight
  • Blood clot in the leg
  • Increased age
  • Leg infection
  • Veins in the legs that cannot properly pump blood back to the heart
  • https://www.empowher.com/condition/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
  • Best,


  • January 17, 2012 - 6:02am
    (reply to Anonymous)

    Hi daisy Your answers made me go to the doctor he gave me lots of tests and am having xrays tomorrow will let you know what they say and thankyou again I think this is a great site Suellen

    January 18, 2012 - 7:53pm
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    Anonymous (reply to healthy.me)

    Thanks for this information i. Am in the Dr. Office as i am typing this text. With all those symptoms

    June 15, 2017 - 11:31am
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