Patient :Please assist me:
My Father is having a diabetic and 67 years old.
From last couple of days his foot(Right leg - lower part) is swelling.
Yesterday we went to physician and suggested to take Sugar test and Urinalysis uploading the same reports now, all looks fine.
Please suggest what may be reason. Still foot swellings sometimes.
What should i do next.
I am not attach the report website not accepting.
But i am copying everything:
Serum Creatinine 1.27 mg/dl 0.6 - 1.4
Uric Acid 4.5 mg/dl 3.4 - 7.0
Fasting Blood Sugar 99 mg /dl 70 - 110
Corresponding Urine Sugar Nil
***URINE COMPLETE ANALYSIS ***
pH - Acidic(6.5)
SP.Gravity - 1.020
Albumin - Present (Traces)
Symptoms: Swelling on right foot. No pain. Sometimes it swells sometimes not. He is Parkinson's patient not able to walk as well.
The causes of leg swelling, medically described as "edema" are multiple. However, if you are particularly sure that the swelling is one-sided and the other is absolutely normal, we can narrow down the possibilities
1. Deep venous thrombosis- blockage in deep veins- blood vessels of the limb
2. Varicose veins- Visible dilated and superficialtortuous veins over the limb
3. Cellulitis- Infection of the skin and tissues beneath- accompanied by pain and redness
5. Lymphatic obstruction
6. Other very rare causes like iliac vein obstruction
You will probably need a thorough examination of the limb by a physician and a Doppler scan of the limb. Therapy will be directed as per the disease. The reports seem to be fairly normal, other than the serum creatinine, which is very marginally high(can be reconfirmed).
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