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Swelling of hands and face upon waking

I am waking up quite often with swollen hands and face. I have peripheral neuropathy but not due to diabetes. Not sure of the cause though. I am worried bc I recently had labs drawn and my LFT showed abnormalities...slightly elevated alt and ast. I am a 37 year old female with chronic back pain from a car accident and two failed back surgeries, so I AM on an array of meds, but most notably I am taking oxycodone 7.5mg 5x daily.
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replied December 30th, 2014
Welcome to e health forum.

Generalized body and facial swelling can be caused by many causes. But the association of other symptoms can determine if it is a serious or non serious condition and if medical attention need to be sought for the same.

Skin irritation due to fungal infections or allergy can present with localized skin swelling, redness, itching and in some severe cases pain.

More generalized swelling of the skin (legs, hands , face or generalized swelling) can be due to heart diseases (congestive cardiac failure) or Liver or kidney diseases. These conditions need to be properly evaluated with physical examination and a few tests , to determine the treatment required.

Patients on multiple medications can also develop generalized body swelling as a side effect or interactions between the drugs taken for some other conditions. So a proper assessment of your medications would also help.

Hence it would be recommended that you consult your treating doctor or primary care physician who can help you.

I hope this helps.


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