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What Causes Swelling On The Feet?

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Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016
Question: my wife has swollen feet. i have given her 2 glasses of cranberry juice, she is weak. she just completed 14 days of alcohol detox. i am concerned about kidney problems
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Answered by Dr. Geeta Sundar (25 hours later)
Brief Answer:
High BP can cause swelling

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I can see from previous consultations that your wife had raised blood pressure too. Please check that, since it can cause swelling. If blood pressure is normal, other possibilities are anaemia, kidney problem as you rightly deduced, and also liver problems since she was an alcoholic.

Yes Cranberry juice is good.

Please revert back with latest Blood pressure, and if normal---a Haemoglobin, a routine urine examination, and a sonography of Abdomen and pelvis to see condition of liver, and if there is any fluid in the abdomen.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Geeta Sundar (1 hour later)
Not high BP. It was determined at the hospital that she has severe liver and stomach cancer. Hospice is bringing her home now. We hope for a week or Two for end of life.
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Answered by Dr. Geeta Sundar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Hi, I am sorry to hear that.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I am sorry to hear that. Then she can be given a diuretic to take care of the oedema. God bless both of you. Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What Causes Swelling On The Feet?

Brief Answer: High BP can cause swelling Detailed Answer: Hi, I can see from previous consultations that your wife had raised blood pressure too. Please check that, since it can cause swelling. If blood pressure is normal, other possibilities are anaemia, kidney problem as you rightly deduced, and also liver problems since she was an alcoholic. Yes Cranberry juice is good. Please revert back with latest Blood pressure, and if normal---a Haemoglobin, a routine urine examination, and a sonography of Abdomen and pelvis to see condition of liver, and if there is any fluid in the abdomen. Regards