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One swollen foot

ThankfulJen

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This is another reason why I have been so afraid that there was something wrong with my heart. My left foot swells. Like, ridiculously. This has been happening since I was about 28 years old. Only, now it happens all the time as opposed to when I was younger and not as often. When I was 32, I mentioned this to a doctor. He said it was probably the way I sat so I didn't worry about it. Now in my 40s, I have had one doctor say it is fine. Nothing to worry about and probably chronic. Another one told me I may have damaged blood vessels at one point and I could always get on ultrasound on my leg if I wanted to. None of them seemed concerned. I doubt it, but has anyone else had such a strange issue?
 

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No personal experience here, but it sounds like something you can safely ignore and manage however necessary. Maybe Tylenol or similar if it causes pain, or rest it when it's swollen.
 

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You got your answers from the docs which is good. I suffer from sudden crippling in my feet and knees which I have chalked up to gout. Not sure if you have pain or not but I do understand the swelling portion. You are ok though.
 

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Thanks ro you, both. I try not to be too concerned with it. Sometimes, when the swelling gets bad, there is pain. Like I sprained it. I always thought it was from the pressure. It's more embarrassing than anything. Never want to wear shorts or the like. Guess it could be worse!!
 

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Thanks ro you, both. I try not to be too concerned with it. Sometimes, when the swelling gets bad, there is pain. Like I sprained it. I always thought it was from the pressure. It's more embarrassing than anything. Never want to wear shorts or the like. Guess it could be worse!!
You can cut back on your salt intake and see if that helps any and soaking your foot in some Epsom salt for 10-20 minutes should help.
 

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Just wanted to let you know that this is often normal. We have a family friend who has one entire arm swell really big sometimes. She has to keep it out of the sun because it burns easily as well. Something weird that is normal for her body. Yours sounds similar. Likely nothing sinister!
 

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If the doctors aren't concerned I wouldn't be either. I had venous reflux in my legs. I went to a surgeon and he basically sealed off one the veins in my legs to prevent spider veins and stuff. Afterwards when it wasn't better I got a second opinion. That vascular surgeon told me that unless I was having pain and severe swelling the procedure should have never been done. I still get varicose veins too!! So, if your docs aren't concerned, try to take comfort in that because there are doctors out there that will take advantage of your HA.
 

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Thank you all for the replies!! I felt embarrassed posting about it but I'm glad I did. I mean, if anesthesia is involved, we can definitely try cutting it off but I think we should focus on the robotic heart for @cheerfor now lol
 

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These funny comments are why I love this group. We can joke about our anxiety all while really helping each other get through this. Thanks so much guys
 
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