Is there such a thing as edema of the hands? My hands swell, tingle, have shooting, prickly pain and then start getting numb. My mother died of Congestive Heart Failure but I could tell most of the time when she was going into heart failure because her feet and ankles would swell and I would push the tissue on the foot and ankle and it would go in and not pop up it would remain indented where I pushed. I was told by the nurses that that was Edema(Ihope my spelling is correct) and I should rush her to the hospital so they could get the fluid off of her heart.
Could I be going into heart failure or fluid building up around my heart when my hands swell and when I press my thumbs they go flat and not pop back just like my mother's feet and ankles?
Do you hands swell up and then go down? I also have swelling of the hands, but have noticed that it is when I have worked standing on my legs all day. The swelling in my hands goes down within a day after working. I do not believe it is a symptom of heart problems. Right side heart failure symptoms is swelling in legs and ankles and left side heart failure is swelling in abdomen and fluid in lungs.
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