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I am having swelling in my feet and ankles. What should I do

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I am having swelling in my feet and ankles. What should I do to bring the swelling down. I am a 49 year old female. I am not pregnant. I just had 2 stents placed in my heart on 03-16-2011 and was diagnosed with diabetes. I have hight blood pressure. I am currently taking: Plavix 75mg 1 tablet daily, Aspirin 81mg 1 daily, Coreg 25mg 1 tablet twice daily, Zocor 80mg 1 tablet at bedtime, Lisinopril 20mg 1 tablet daily, Glipizide XL 5mg 1 tablet daily.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

How long are you having the swelling?

When have you consulted doctor last?

Do you take any other medicine?

Did you have any test for this?

Is there any other sympXXXXX XXXXXke pain?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I have had the swelling for two days now. Three days ago. No other medications. I have had no test for this. If I stand for more than 10 minutes my feet hurt.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

The swelling of both the feet and ankles is due to collection of fluid.

There can be a few conditions which may lead to the swelling.

These causes can be diseases of the heart, kidney, liver, hypoproteinemia or low protein level of blood etc.

Other local factors like clot in the vein, venous insufficiency or lymphatic
obstruction needs to be excluded too.

Sometimes no cause can be evident though.

I feel you need a clinical examination by doctor and to do some investigations to determine the cause & start treatment as it is necessary.

When you have heart illness it needs to be ruled out.

I hope this information helps.

Happy to assist, if you need any further clarification.

Best wishes.
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