• Has anybody suffered from swelling of the extremities

    Asked by Buttercup on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    Has anybody suffered from swelling of the extremities

    In the past 2 weeks my ankles and feet have been swelling and now my hands and fingers. They tested my blood for congestive heart failure abd said it was negative. They don't seem to want to do anything about it. Gained 9 lbs in 2 weeks and don't have much of an appetite.If you have any ideas, please let me know. EGFR is negative

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    • Cindy's Avatar

      My feet and ankles were swollen for months after my last chemo treatment. My doctor sent me to get a sonogram of the veins in my legs to see if there were any blood clots (i.e. deep vein thrombosis (DVT)) but didn't find any. DVT is more likely if it only affects one side (i.e., 1 foot/ankle). My swelling eventually went away on its own.

      over 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Peripheral edema can be caused by a lot of things, some serious, some not so much. Since you have have had medical attention for this, I'm assuming the more serious possibilities (engina, CHF, blood clot) have been ruled out.. Using a diuretic temporarily may take care of the problem.

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      yep my ankles. I've had 3 Doppler to scans to make sure I don't have blood clots. I take a small dose of lasix in the morning which seems to help. Don't you just love steroids.

      over 4 years ago
    • Loafer's Avatar

      I have the same problem. Finished chemo three weeks ago and now have swelling in ankles and feet. Still have fluid build up in breast after lumpectomy but the feet and ankles are new. Not sure if its the chemo treatment or steroids.

      over 4 years ago

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