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my left foot seems to be retaining water and swelling up with minor numbness and some tingling why is that?

By Anonymous November 13, 2011 - 10:26pm
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Yes it gets worst when im active and its the whole limb harding of skin heaviness in the footnumbness and yes shortness in breath

December 23, 2014 - 9:55pm

Hi Anonymous,

Can you give us more information?

Do you notice that it gets worse by activity? or inactivity? Is it relieved by walking? Is the swelling on the whole left limb or only around the ankle/foot? Have you injured your foot lately? Is it accompanied by any of these other symptoms: 

  • Brownish or foamy urine
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Enlarged or purplish vein in affected leg
  • Entire leg or calf being pale and cool
  • Fatigue
  • Hardening of skin in affected area
  • Heaviness in affected limb
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Inability to point forefoot and toes down


  • Joint deformity
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Pain, tenderness or aching in affected area
  • Persistent cough
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stiffness or limited movement
  • Swelling around eyes
  • Swelling in abdomen or other parts of body


Sorry for all the questions-- just trying to narrow it down as much as possible.





November 14, 2011 - 6:43am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

This is good

December 23, 2014 - 9:47pm
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