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What could make your feet swell when your not pregnant?

My feet have been swelling a little lately, I haven't been feeling too well either with headaches, cramps, and being tired. I'm almost 100% I'm not pregnant I took a test last week. I haven't really done a whole lot today, drove to my moms and back about 2 hours all together, took the dog for a short walk, and took care of the kids , and we watched movies all day.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:46 AM on Jun. 28, 2011 in Health

Answers (6)
  • It could be a problem with your heart.
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 12:48 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Yeah congestive heart failure high blood pressure increase in retaining fluids can be due to water retention from salt as well
    myownhappiness

    Answer by myownhappiness at 12:50 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • bad circulation, water retention....have it checked out.
    southernlady184

    Answer by southernlady184 at 12:50 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Reduce the salt in your diet. Eat a lot of melon. I had this problem, and the prescribed a diuretic that my kidneys did NOT like. It was awful. I stopped taking the meds, and started wolfing down watermelon, and poof.. the problem went away. I have since lost 40 lbs, reduced the sodium in my diet, and have had no problems since.
    3gifts.from.god

    Answer by 3gifts.from.god at 1:08 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Prolonged standing
    Long airplane flights or automobile rides
    Menstrual periods (for some women)
    Pregnancy -- excessive swelling may be a sign of preeclampsia, a serious condition sometimes called toxemia, which includes high blood pressure and swelling
    Being overweight
    Increased age
    Injury or trauma to your ankle or foot
    Blood clot
    Leg infection
    Venous insufficiency (when the veins in your legs are unable to adequately pump blood back to the heart)
    Varicose veins
    Burns (including sunburn)
    Insect bite or sting
    Starvation or malnutrition
    Surgery to your leg or foot
    Blockage of the lymph nodes in the legs (lymphatic obstruction)
    Hormones like estrogen (in birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy) and testosterone
    Blood pressure medicines called calcium channel blockers (such as nifedipine, amlodipine, diltiazem, felodipine, and verapamil)
    Steroids
    Antidepressants
    lizzybee44

    Answer by lizzybee44 at 11:17 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • it sounds like dehydration to me....drink plenty of water and that should help all of your symptoms.
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:58 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

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