Hi all this is not the foot I had surgery on.( see post "quick fall on Ice broken ankle")It is the other.the one I am scooting around on and bearing all my weight on when transferring and transporting myself,with the knee walker, the busy foot. Should I go to the Er or urgent care? I have edema in the healthy foot and toes today. It is not painful but I am concerned about it. I have not had such a condition since I had an epidural corticosteroid injection, years ago. I am concerned about
DVT. and am mulling kidney malfunction, though I sincerely doubt that is what it is..
The casted right foot on which I had surgery was looked at by the surgeon on Tuesday and he said it was ok. Other leg was not looked at by his choice, but it was slightly swollen then. I have not been off of it as much as I should .Only elevated the foot in the cast.
My endo wants me to come into see him .I have an 8:30a.m. apt with him on Monday. They called me: He wants to discuss results of my 24 hour urine test for calcium levels. I read that edema can be a sign of kidney malfunction that either precipitates or accompanies hyperparathyroidism, which he had mentioned to me to check for back at my November quarterly visit. I want to just elevate both feet and wait until Monday. My first cousin a doctor who lives out of state, says that unilateral edema could be caused by a myriad of factors: poor circulation, heart, kidney issues or blood clot. Should I go to the urgent care or just wait it out? I was not concerned about this leg/foot, but now I am.. Suggestions?. I need to get a ride there. I am by myself and hungry and running a tad low. so I am going to pray and to eat. NOW, Ciao