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Top 10 Swelling of Both Feet Causes

  1. 1.Congestive Heart Failure

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a form of heart failure that causes fluid to back up into the lungs and other tissue. Symptoms include trouble breathing and edema (swelling of ankles, hands)

    You should schedule an appointment with your physician as soon as possible.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, cough at night, shortness of breath on exertion
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Acute Postinfectious Glomerulonephritis

    The kidneys are a pair of important organs that lie near the spine whose function is to filter blood. There are about 1 million glomeruli in each kidney, which are tiny balls of thin blood vessels where there filtration takes place. After an infection anywhere in the body, especially a streptococcal infection (strep throat), these glomeruli may become inflamed.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. Prescription medications are needed to take care of the inflammation as well as any infection if it is still present. The kidney is an important organ and needs to be taken care of as soon as possible!

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, fatigue
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  3. 3.Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

    Restrictive cardiomyopathy refers to a set of changes in how the heart muscle functions. These changes cause the heart to fill poorly (more common) or squeeze poorly (less common). Sometimes, both problems are present.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an ER, where an ultrasound can confirm the diagnosis, blood tests can determine the cause of the problem, and treatment is needed immediately to stabilize you.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, racing heart beat, shortness of breath when lying down
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  4. 4.Bulimia

    Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder. People suffering from this condition sometimes will eat huge amounts of food, and might take extreme steps such as making themselves vomit to avoid putting on weight.

    You should speak with your primary care physician, psychiatrist, or therapist.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, irritability, stomach bloating, trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating
    Symptoms that always occur with bulimia:
    vomiting after binge eating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Charcot Arthropathy of the Foot

    Charcot Arthropathy of the foot is a syndrome where patients with numbness of their feet, which can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions such as diabetes, develop weakening of the bones in the foot and ankle. Thus they may have fractures and dislocations of the bones and joints that occur with little trauma.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will likely coordinate care with a muscle and bone specialist (orthopedic surgeon). Treatment usually involves a protective split, walking brace, or cast.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    joint pain, painful foot swelling, constant foot swelling, pain in one foot, warm red foot swelling
    Symptoms that always occur with charcot arthropathy of the foot:
    warm red foot swelling, constant foot swelling
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  6. 6.Cushing Syndrome

    Cushing Syndrome is a hormonal disorder. The cause is long-term exposure to too much cortisol, a hormone that the adrenal gland makes. Sometimes, taking synthetic hormone medicine like corticosteroids to treat an inflammatory disease leads to Cushing's syndrome.

    Your treatment will depend on why your have too much cortisol. If it is because you have been taking synthetic hormones, a lower dose may control your symptoms. If the cause is a tumor, surgery and other therapies may be needed, so a doctor's consultation in the near future is best.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, headache, weight gain, back pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Third Degree Atrioventricular Nodal Block

    3rd degree atrioventricular nodal block is the most severe form of conduction blockage.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours, where an ECG can measure your heart's electrical impulses, which would reveal the diagnosis. Treatment would involve treating reversible causes, medications for acute worsening, and/or cardiac pacing.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    racing heart beat, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone, tight, heavy, squeezing chest pain
    Symptoms that never occur with third degree atrioventricular nodal block:
    swelling of one leg, swelling of one foot, swollen ankle
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Stress - Induced Cardiomyopathy

    In this recently recognized heart problem, extreme emotional stress can lead to severe (but often short-term) heart muscle failure. Broken heart syndrome is also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. Your doctor will likely prescribe heart medications to reduce the workload on the heart while you recover.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, racing heart beat, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone, excessive sweating, muscle aches
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  9. 9.Eisenmenger Syndrome (Tardive Cyanosis)

    Eisenmenger syndrome is a complication due to a heart defect. The defect causes increased blood flow to the lungs instead of the body.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who can prescribe medications that improve your quality of life. Surgery is usually not recommended when the syndrome has developed.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, racing heart beat, shortness of breath on exertion, shortness of breath when lying down, lightheadedness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  10. 10.Goodpasture Syndrome

    Goodpasture syndrome is an autoimmune disorder, which means immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. Persons with this syndrome develop substances that attack a protein called collagen in the tiny air sacs in the lungs and the filtering units (glomeruli) of the kidneys.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an urgent care clinic or ER as this syndrome is fatal unless quickly diagnosed and treated.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle aches, nausea, fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Swelling of Both Feet

  • Q.Is your foot swelling getting better or worse?
  • Q.How swollen is your foot?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Swelling of Both Feet Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced swelling of both feet have also experienced:

    • 5% Fatigue
    • 2% Shortness of Breath
    • 2% Headache
  • People who have experienced swelling of both feet had symptoms persist for:

    • 29% Less Than a Day
    • 26% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced swelling of both feet were most often matched with:

    • 8% Acute Postinfectious Glomerulonephritis
    • 1% Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

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