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bruising and swelling in legs

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Depends on the cause: Swelling in the legs and ankles can have many causes, but one common cause is venous insufficiency, a disorder of the veins that results in an ineffic ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not common: Realize while not impossible, it is not really a common side effect of Prilosec. Of the medications you have listed, your Norvasc (amlodipine) would ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Plumbing/salt: As we age, the return venous pumping and valves don't work as well. This results in swelling as day progresses. This is worse with high salt intake. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Selene Parekh
21 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Pressure: Swelling in the legs can occur with any flight. However, the biggest concern is the development of a blood clot in the legs.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Pain, swelling, and stiffness in the arms and legs can be due to many things, so a doctor should evaluate. If a person was fine before, then the new s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Post skin Trauma: This sure sounds normal and expected. I do not know what question you are asking given the way your question is written, but any skin trauma, includin ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: You may benefit by seeing a rheumatologist.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Could be broken?: When you have bruising and pain and swelling of the finger it could indicate having broken bones please check out?
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
A bruise or worse...: Purple color may mean a bruise or bleeding under the skin. A sore muscle can be some bleeding from broken muscle fibers inside the muscle (called a mu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
21 years experience in Podiatry
Vascular opinion : You should see a vascular specialist to see how your veins are doing. There are newer procedures that can be performed in office.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Swelling Causes: Swelling behind the knee could be a strain or ligament injury. It could be phlebitis. It could also be a cyst called a Baker's cyst. The best course w ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Koppel
27 years experience in Podiatry
Post op swelling: You list arthroscopic surgery. It it was recent, this may be the cause. In either case elevate the legs above your heart and use support hose.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Many things: Varicosities/ venous insufficiency, hypertension, cardiac issues, kidney problems, sometimes side effects from medications. Since, there really is a h ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Bruises: Suspect you have varicose veins.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
Venous stasis : Venous stasis associated with edema is very common, especially once many reach late middle-age. The veins and their valves allow blood to pool in the ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See a doctor: This could be caused by many factors and needs to be checked. More info would be helpful, such as any type of injury, diabetes or kidney disease.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Phlebitis & others: Pain and inflammation of the leg veins is called phlebitis. When this occurs it can be painful to the touch. The worrisome condition for which you nee ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
See a physician: Many possibilties exist. Your situation is one that needs a physician evaluation rather urgently. A good history, physical exam, lab work and possible ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See doctor: for evaluation. You can ice it and try Ibuprofen (if no contraindication) till you see your doctor.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience in Rheumatology
Possible Rheumatoid : What you are describing are symptoms of an inflammatory arthritis. The most common form for your age would be rheumatoid arthritis. You should see y ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Wrist pain: If there is bruising, this may be due to trauma and the formation of a hematoma (blood collection). If there is no trauma, this may be due to a gangl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Edema has been: Reported with use of ripserdal. Please let your prescribing provider know promptly about your edema.
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