Pregnancy :: Preeclampsia - Edema In Right Ankle

Nov 13, 2014

So i've been diagnosed with preeclampsia and the past few days i've had swelling in my right ankle and pain all the way up my right leg my blood pressure has been high i have a headache i don't feel right i called l&d they said it sounds like nothing and im worried i don't know what to do im scheduled to be induced next friday but i feel like my drs are just idiots with how they've been jerking me around here lately

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica :: Edema In Lower Leg, Ankle And Feet

Have had PMR for 18 months, down to 5 mg. pred/day, just bumped up to 6 mg. in an effort to mitigate pesky  edema in lower legs, ankles and feet. Me: 65 yo. male in Florida.

Edema is gone in AM, before rising, then gradually increases over the day to a 1+ to 2+  grade (moderate, when pressed with finger a 2-4 mm depression remains for 7 to 15 seconds).

Had Hands and feet  involvement pre-prednisone, no apparent joint degradation from RA, not diagnosed with RA. Rheumies have given me blessing to make minor adjustments in dosage and taper to mitigate symptoms (you know what I mean).

Any out there have experience with this particular manifestation? How did you deal with it?

Thanks to all in this group. I may have not said it before, but you who contribute often, selflessly, with considered information. are a stalwart foundation to those of us in the silent majority.

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Congestive Heart Failure With Ankle/foot Pitting Edema

My mom is 91. She has CHF and with watching salt, has been controlled quite well. She will get some edema in the both lower legs and ankle and feet but that has in the past gone down. She has developed this ankle / foot fluid edema in the left foot for 2 weeks. Can't get it to go down. Went to her heart doc. Said to begin Lasix 20 mg for 3 days. Its not gone yet...on third day. Urinating a lot. She's watching salt now close. Is it rare for edema and fluid to be in ONE ANKLE/FOOT? She has one kidney. Actually she can get quite dehydrated often.

Kidney is usually ok. She was diagnosed with peripheral artery disease but that hasn't been an issue for quite a while. Can I please get comments on what kind of treatment long term is she looking at. She's only 5 ft tall and not overweight. Should she get the stockings if she also has perph artery disease?
After you start Lasix, will it take a few days to do down?

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Electrolyte Imbalance :: Foot And Ankle Edema, Shoulder Muscle Discomfort

Does anyone have urinary frequency and/or urgency since taking pred? Like getting up every 2 hours during the night, and other times.  Also swelling of the ankles & feet?  Also stressful discomfort  over the upper back and shoulders?  Myi ankles have become quite edematous, I avoid all added salt.

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Urinary Incontinence :: Lumbar Spine Surgery - Edema Ankle Foot - Lasix

I have urinary incontinence which presented itself following surgery on lumbar spine back in 1992 and now I also have extremely swollen legs and feet due to the fluid retention. My doctor prescribed Lasix and so now I am having to deal with pants-wetting "accidents" which are so frustrating, but because of my physical disabilities these "accidents" are unfortunately unavoidable. I've thought about stopping the Lasix but have been advised against it by several healthcare professionals. They have all told me that if I don't take the Lasix, the fluid will not only be in my feet/legs but will also get to my heart and cause fatal consequences

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Second Pregnancy :: Preeclampsia Again?

I had preeclampsia with my last baby (born June 3, 2014) and I'm about 7 weeks pregnant. I'm terrified of getting it again. I was diagnosed with it at 35 weeks. I delivered my son and he was in the NICU for 8 days. I've read that if it was severe and early there is more of a risk, but if it was later and less severe there's a 20% rate of recurrence. I gained 50 pounds with my first. I have been trying to eat better since I found out. I ate like crap the first time. I also didn't take prenatal a because iron made me sick but I'm going to try this time. I'm just so terrified of having it again and getting another bad Doctor. Is there any mom who has had it with their first & been okay with the second? Just to give me a tad bit of excitement rather than creeping fear.

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Pregnancy Age 35+ :: Preeclampsia Experience Anyone?

Has anyone experienced preeclampsia during their pregnancy?

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Pregnancy :: Preeclampsia - What Are First Symptoms?

Is anyone diagnosed with preeclampsia? What were your first symptoms? I am 34 weeks 3 days and was diagnosed two days ago based off a 24 hour urine.

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(Age 25-34) Pregnancy :: Preeclampsia Experience?

Has anyone experiences preeclampsia during their pregnancy?

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Pregnancy :: Preeclampsia Too Soon - 20 Weeks?

I'm pregnant with my second baby. With my first I developed preeclampsia at 36 weeks. I'm 24 weeks now and have been officially diagnosed with preeclampsia since 20 weeks. I'm glad I've made it this far with no major complications... I've done 2 24 hour urine collections

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Pregnancy :: Preeclampsia? Headaches And Blurred Vision?

I was at my doc apt and she sent me to l&d to be monitored and have to do blood work cause she said my headaches and blurred vision could be a sign of preeclampsia ...

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Pregnancy :: Preeclampsia - Expecting Preterm Labour

They think I have preeclampsia I have to do this 24hr pee test.  I went in because my doctor said I was showing signs of preterm labor & the labor and delivery doctor said I wasn't and that my baby is fine and i'm 2 cm dilated. I'm only 35 weeks and they said it's normal. BUT now they wanna say I may have preeclampsia?  What does it mean or have any of u had it ?? If I have it I may have to be induced

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Pregnancy :: Preeclampsia - Blurry Vision And Protein In Urine

Well my doctors have said I am showing signs of preeclampsia and im 38w3d with a baby boy I keep having really bad headaches and spotty/blurry vision I also am very swollen have very high blood pressure and have a bunch of protein in my urine went to the emergency room last night because I couldn't manage the pain anymore and they did my blood pressure 6 times and it was really high each time then they checked my swelling told me i need to be put on bed rest and do a 24 hour urine collection ... im scared im only18 and i've changed and grew up so much for my son my sister almost died from preeclampsia I don't want my son to have anything wrong with him because they are stalling to deliver him and I don't want to have to choose my life or his life I wish they would do something and do it fast im in so much pain on a scale of 0-10im about a 20 someone please give me advice should I call the other local hospital and ask for a second opinion?

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Pregnancy :: Preeclampsia Chances For Second Pregnancy?

I had extreme preeclampsia with my daughter 6 years ago, so I took precaution on this pregnancy. I was watching my diet and trying to take it easy. But yet it seems the condition had not eluded me. I thought it wouldn't be quite so scary this time, since I knew more about it, but I was wrong. I'm not sure if it is because it was caught so much earlier since we were watching for it, I'm only 31 1/2 weeks, or what. Today I did the 24 hr urine test and tomorrow we'll get the results and then we go from there. Other than the preeclampsia, baby and I are doing great, which is why I'm hoping for the best tomorrow.

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Pregnancy :: Preeclampsia Signs? High Blood Pressure And Urine Protein?

I'm 30w&3d pregnant. At my last appointment 2 weeks ago, I was told I had high/elevated blood pressure & at my appointment today It was the same, but a little higher than last time. I also had a trace of protein in my urine. I'm worried I'm going to have preeclampsia and was wondering if any other moms had these signs and everything ended up being okay or if they had preeclampsia...

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Pregnancy :: Ankle Clicking

I'm 8 weeks pregnant n my right ankle clicks everytime I move it n it's sore to stand on it has been doing it for the last 2 week's.

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Foot / Ankle :: Arthroscopic Debridement And Lateral Ankle Reconstruction

I am just writing with the hope of getting some more help/assurance re the Gould brostrom (or as my letter has now pointed out Arthroscopic debridement and lateral ankle reconstruction - unsure if this is the same of different?) procedure which I am due to have in just over 2 weeks on the 22nd June.

I have been very unsure for a while now as to whether or not to go ahead with it but have decided to take the plunge, however I still have my doubts!

I injured my ankle initially around 5 years ago (ruptured ATFL showed up in MRI scan) and almost had the surgery back then, only to decide not to go ahead with it. Since then I have rolled over and sprained it on multiple occasions, and have felt it become increasingly weak to the point where I have very little confidence in its strength. When playing football I now wear lace up supports, which are strong enough to prevent the rolling, but obviously doesnt deal with the root cause and there is a still a feeling of achiness and limited movement. When not wearing my ankle supports I would say its at least a 50/50 chance I'm going to roll over on my ankle every time.

I can still run and go about my everyday life virtually without any issues (feel twinges but nothing major unless recently sprained) and the views of the consultants varied from the cautious 'maybe only have it if you're playing high level sport' ( which I'm not but just play football weekly for my local team), to saying yes I go for it as its clearly getting weaker and weaker and becoming more of a frustration.

I guess alongside asking for advice as to what to expect post op, I am also seeking assurance that by going ahead I am making the right decision (bearing in mind surgery is considered last resort and rehab process is lengthy).

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Orthopedics :: Medial Ankle Pain 6 Weeks After Ankle Sprain

I'm a 42 year old female. Six weeks ago I was climbing ropes at the gym and dropped down from 4-6 feet onto a piece of excess rope resting on the ground. My ankle rolled and pain and swelling occurred immediately. Being a stubborn woman, I walked it off until the swelling started spilling over my shoe.

Got an X-ray from the orthopedic who said nothing was broken.

I was on crutches for 2 weeks and still in an air cast boot when I'm on uneven ground or working out. My workouts are modified (rowing, 12" box steps, shoulder work, cleans)and ankle swells 4x the size afterwards.

My current problem/question is this: Saturday I walked without the book (tennis shoes) on a flat surface and was very careful not to twist/turn or injure the ankle. Of course, it swelled 4x the size, as it always does each afternoon.

However, pain woke me up in the middle of the night/early the next morning. I couldn't put any weight on the foot and experienced severe pain over my medial ankle bone. It was extremely tender to the touch and any movement caused sharp pain.

One day later, it's sore but the severe pain is gone.

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Foot / Ankle :: Nerve Pain In Heel/toe After Ankle Surgery

I had ankle surgery to repair my medial malleolus back on May 8. It was fairly routine--just 2 screws. I was in a cast for a week, then was put into a boot but told to treat it like a cast--NO weight bearing for 7 weeks, keep the boot on 24/7 unless in the bathtub. I followed directions religiously.

I did notice that when I pressed on certain areas of the foot, I would feel a sharp pain. This occurred in the heel (from the bottom), toes (again, from the bottom, primarily the foot pad below the pinky, second, and 4th toes). When I asked the doctor about this, he said (around week 5) that it was just because I hadn't been using the foot.

The problem persisted, and this week, week 7, I was cleared to start partial weight-bearing--walking in the boot while taking approximately 1/2 the weight off my foot via the crutches. I don't have ankle pain to speak of (or at least, not often and only if I overdo it), but I have terrible shooting pains in my heel and toes as I step. It's OK if I take most of the weight on the crutches, but as soon as I go to more than just a little weight on the boot, the pain starts.

This week I also started PT and the therapist told me this is nerve pain--not uncommon after surgery (don't know why the doctor couldn't have told me this, but OK). I couldn't get much of an idea from her how long this will persist or if there is anything I can do about it.

I'm doing my ankle and leg exercises (those are mostly non-weightbearing at this point) and they are going great. The ankle is clearly healing well. But I don't see how I can progress to full weight bearing (supposed to try that next week!) when much more than a little pressure on the foot results in this nerve pain!

Help! Does anyone have experience with this? Is there anything I can do to speed things along? I need to return to my second job (barefoot hoof trimming for horses--how I broke the ankle!) ASAP and I'm fearful this will slow my progress to a crawl! The doctor is useless.

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Foot / Ankle :: Ankle Scar Tissue (Arthrofibrosis)

I've had 4 procedures on my ankle to remove bone spurs from the front of the joint and to microfracture an OCD.

The first procedure didn't get all of the bone spur removed and I lost 6 months doing PT and then had to have another procedure at the NYC HSS to correct the issues and I also had the stem cells to regenerate the cartilage.

All of the repairs to the ankle went well and the stems regenerated the cartilage based on the 6 month follow up MRI.

I never regained my dorsiflexion. I am stuck at about 2 degrees.

I then had a gastroc release where they told me they got over 10 degrees during the surgery but I was unable to retain it after the PT started.

I then had a debridement to remove scar tissue from the front of the ankle where they we able to get about 16 degrees during the surgery, but the scar tissue once again re-formed and I stuck back at the 2-3 degrees.

I am currently still working hard on PT and have ART and GRASTON done 2x per week.

Has anyone had any luck in finding a surgeon or technique that helps permanently remove the scar tissue to regain ROM?

I'm also a candidate to wear the ankle distraction device where the device is supposed to be able to re-distribute my existing dorsiflexion and plantarflexion to give me enough of each to walk with a normal gait.

I am currently trying to weigh my (limited) options as after 20 months I'm tired of walking with a limp!

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Women :: Preeclampsia Related To Perthes Disease?

I had Perthes disease diagnosed aged 8, it was pretty bad and to cut a long story short I had a total hip replacement aged 19 (ten years ago!).

Since then things on the hip front have been good

I fell pregnant with my first child when I was 25, and sadly my pregnancy was badly affected by pre-eclampsia, resulting in my son being born at 30 weeks (he's fine now).

I've been doing some research about both Perthes and Pre-eclampsia, separately, and come across some articles that suggest both could be caused by blood clotting probs (thrombophilia/factor V Leiden etc.).

I just wondered if any ladies who suffered with Perthes as a child had any incidence of preeclampsia during pregnancy or pregnancy-induced-hypertension?

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