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What chronic medical problems do you have?
What medicines do you take?
regular Heartbeat,Hypertension,Had a Blood Clot on right leg,Arthritis,Asthma, the Medicans I take, are:Amlopine 5mg,Meclizine,12,5mg,Furosemide 20mg,Liptor 10mg,all once a day.Omeprazole 20mg,twice a day.Iron3.25mg,Aspirin 325mg,Once a week I take a Vitimin D50,000 mg
Thank you for the additional information.
There are many different conditions that can cause swelling. Heart dysfunction is a common cause and is more likely to happen in persons with a history of hypertension. It also can be due to liver or kidney disease.It can also be related to chronic venous insufficiency, which is more likely to be a problem in persons with a history of blood clots. Blood clots also can cause swelling, but since blood clots tend to occur on only one side at a time, it does not generally cause swelling of both legs. There are certain medicines that can cause swelling. Of the medicines that you are taking, the amlodipine is the most likely to contribute to the problem. Swelling has been reported to occur in 3% of persons taking the 5 mg dose. Ultimately, it would require an appropriate medical evaluation to determine the exact cause.