What causes swollen feet


Q: Im a 28yr old female who has swolen feet filled with fluid im just wondering what is the best way to get rid of it please could you help me


A:   There are many causes for lower limb oedema (fluid). This can be a normal finding such as dependant oedema after a long-haul flight or oedema due to premenstrual or pregnancy hormones. It can be a result of certain drug therapies including calcium channel blockers, NSAIDs and oestrogens. However it can also be indicative of many disease states including thyroid disease particularly hypothyroidism; heart, kidney or liver failure; low protein levels due to malnutrition or nephrotic syndrome; diabetes mellitus; and inflammation or infection of the lower limbs. I would advise attending your family doctor for a full history, physical examination and appropriate treatment of the underlying cause to improve symptoms.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, I've just found a skin tag like grown on my Perineum I'm female.

Q: I have stomach problems frequent bowels movements, sometimes a cramping diarrhea with burning stomach mostly after ...

Q: I slept with somebody that has vaginal herpes and I used condom but my tongue touched her vagiana. She said she didn'...

Q: I am a 69 year old woman and have suffered from a lack of iron all my life. I do not take regular medicine but every...

Q: Hi. I have a 20 month old daughter who has had ear infections 5 times in the last 7 months and currently has a sinus ...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon