Swelling and bruising in extremities for no reason?
Mil is 86. Last week she said her foot was bruised, the whole foot turned black and swelled. She went to the dr's office and couldn't get an appointment and they said go to the emergency room. 5 tests later, all tests fine and they don't know what was causing the swelling or bruising, except her INR was high so they upped her Coumadin.
The next day her other foot started swelling and bruising. She stayed with her feet up and ice on them until she could get into a doctor. He looked her over, said she must have bumped against something and told her to stay off her feet.
A couple of days later, she said her middle knuckle on her left hand hurt (she is right handed). The next morning, it is swollen and turning black.
I'd like her to go to a different doctor's office, but it's hard to get someone on medicare into a new office.
Have you ever heard of this, and know the cause?
She may very well have bumped her foot, but she was doing absolutely nothing except going back and forth to the bathroom when the finger started swelling.