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Is it possible to have the symptoms of Diabetes - puffy itching

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Is it possible to have the symptoms of Diabetes - puffy itching feet, ankles etc etc more or less anoying foot syndrome- without blood tests confirming diabetes ?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

Are you having swollen feet?

How long and how frequently are you having the symptoms?

Which specialists did you consult?

Do you take any medicine?

Was your test for diabetes normal?

Do you have any other symptom or previous illness?


Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
1. FEET TEND TO SWELL IN THE EVENINGS AFTER ACTIVITY
2. DAILY FOR SEVERAL YEARS
3. NEUROLOGIST. PODIATRIST. GP . PHYSIOTHERAPIST
4. YES SIFROL
5. DIABETES TEST WAS NORMAL
6. THE SYMPTOMS SEEMED TO EMERGE SHORTLY AFTER BILATERAL KNEE REPLACEMENT - BOTH FEET SIMULTANEOUSLY ALTHOUGH THE LEFT FOOT IS WORSE WHICH IS ALSO THE SIDE WHERE I RUPTURED THE ACHILES TENDON WHILST AWAITING KNEE SURGERY
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

The puffy feet, ankles is likely to be due to collection of fluid.

There can be a few conditions which may lead to this.

These causes can be diseases of the heart, kidney, liver, hypoproteinemia etc.

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

Sometimes no cause can be evident though.

Itchy feeling can be due to chronic irritation or inflammation.

It does not seem to be due to diabetes.

You have consulted several doctors.

I feel you can take a consultation with a vascular surgeon.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.
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