Any Thoughts or Opinions? Update Page 3, Post # 41

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  1. keypooh90

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    So I have always had problems with my feet/ankles. I've had multiple sprains/strains throughout childhood/teenage years and into my early adulthood (I'm 22). Over the past few days, my feet (both) are swelling throughout the day and to the point that it is hard to walk. I was at work yesterday and kept having to take my shoes off at the desk cause my shoes were so tight! My toes were turning gray/pale from the swelling and today even putting socks on made them swell.

    Thoughts?
     
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  3. LisaR

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    Go to the doctor? :confused3

    I know you've had a lot of problems over the years, but it sounds like this is new, different, and unusual. I'd say you need a doctor.
     
  4. Sheree Bobbins

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    Since discoloration is present, I would definitely see a doctor about this problem.
     
  5. The Mystery Machine

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    Are you on any new meds? What about OTC meds? That is always my first thought.

    Do you have a regular doctor you can go to? I would start there.
     
  6. SLCborn

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    You may have PAD which then you need an ABI. I'd go to the doctor TODAY!!
     
  7. MrsDuck

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    Yeah, time to go to the DR.
     
  8. keypooh90

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    No, no new meds or anything. Nothing new except a new pair of flats that I bought last week.
     
  9. NHdisneylover

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    Did you talk to your doctor OP?
     
  10. keypooh90

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    No. I did do some googling though. Based on what I've been having going on lately (pain around my heel/ankle, pins and needles/tingling and numbness along with the swelling with activity), I think I'm just going to wait and see how things go. I tend to try and self-care/treat as much as possible...
     
  11. Sadie22

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    Please see a medical professional tomorrow and find out what is really going on, rather than relying on what you read.
     
  12. honeydiane1953

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    Retired nurse her so you need to see an MD asap! Hoping for you it's maybe something small or you may need a diuretic! It could be many things however swollen feet and ankles r usually a sign of congestive heart failure that prob. can be controlled. PLEASE don't wait and see.:grouphug:
     
  13. shortbun

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    Please don't self treat on this one!!! You should NOT BE having these symptoms at all. You could have blood clots, diabetes, kidney failure, heart problems. Adema at your age-especially in both legs-is a red flag. Get off salt, get your legs up above your heart and get a doctor's appointment right away. Watch carefully for difficulty breathing-go to the ER if that happens, and start drinking some plain water. See a doctor right away.
     
  14. NHdisneylover

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    OP---I am really NOT someone who runs to the doctor for most things--I self treat a lot, but I agree with the PPs that what you describe is not something that you should let go. Please go in to a doctor.
     
  15. Desiree

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    That was a symptom that I ignored for a while. Turns out I experienced clots in both my legs and a DVT. Please, go to the doctor. Swollen legs/feet are not something to take lightly.
     
  16. LisaR

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    I'd be curious what websites you've Googled that didn't feel that swollen, discolored extremities warranted a visit to the doctor? Self-care is a wonderful thing. I think people run to the doctor far too often. However, your problem isn't a normal, run of the mill condition, and it could point to something very serious. Good luck.
     
  17. keypooh90

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    I don't know...I just think all those things are highly unlikely. I'm young (only 22) and healthy otherwise, never get sick...I'm just seriously klutzy and have injured my ankles too many times to count, starting in the fourth grade. I just figure it's related to my repeated injuries, like a stress type thing.

    The last time I had symptoms that I and my mom thought were serious, (totally unrelated to this), back in 2009 I went to the doc, had a whole battery of tests done and ABSOLUTELY nothing was wrong, he chalked it all up to stress that time.

    I've been really busy and my job has me on my feet a lot, plus I walk all over campus at school and park in a parking lot far away from the academic buildings I use.

    My family has a flight to Pittsburgh tomorrow and I just don't have time at the moment. Maybe when I get back if it's still an issue I'll pursue something...
     
  18. Disney  Doll

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    Good luck.
    Sounds like a vascular issue to me, an RN of almost 30 years, which could end up being very dangerous with lifelong negative impact, but you appear to know better so I wish you well...

    Enjoy your trip.
     
  19. JessicaR

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    Really,you need to see your doctor. Could be a host of things but wouldn't you feel better ruling out anything serious? Flying WILL make it worse.

    Past foot injuries likely has nothing to do with your present issues. Hope you get it looked at.
     
  20. SaraJayne

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    Make an appt now, for today. Do not get on a plane until you see a doctor.
     
  21. phorsenuf

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    So you ask for thoughts on a medical condition that is obviously concerning you, and everyone said to call your Doctor because this should not be happening. Instead you are going to get on a plane and go on vacation. Why even bother asking? :confused3
     

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