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following a stroke3 months ago.both my feet are swollen and

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following a stroke3 months ago.both my feet are swollen and painful.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.

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Were any investigations obtained to see for the cause?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

have not had any medical advice or treatment.

Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.

Swelling at feet indicate collection of fluid in extravascular compartment {outside the vessels - in the soft tissue}. This can be due to varied causes like - Anemia/ vitamin deficiency/ renal, hepatic or cardiac issue/ lymphatic obstruction/ abnormality at the veins like varicose veins, venous thrombosis. In case of stroke abnormal nerve supply to the lower limb vessels may cause dilatation of these veins leading to swelling.

I am more worried with associated pain as the symptom. I would like to rule out venous thrombosis as my first thought. A physical evaluation along with few investigations like blood tests/ color doppler for lower limb veins should give us more answers.

Till than - Have balanced diet, adequate fluid/ avoid alcohol/ raise the leg part of your bed, keep your legs raised whenever possible.

Wish you well.