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can wieht gain cause swelling in one leg

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Several things: It could be cellulitis, deep or superficial venous thrombosis , lymphadema.
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Dr. Douglas Joyce
40 years experience Phlebology
Many things: Leg vein disease. A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis also can cause this. This can be the result of a mass in the pelvis such as ovarian c ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Leg swelling: One sided: could be a blood clot, an infection. Both legs: could be a weak heart (unable to pump blood well), liver disease (low albumin), kidney dise ... Read More
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Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Many causes and RX.: Leg swelling is a common complaint with many causes including problems with the heart, lungs or kidneys, as well as medications, lymphedema, dvt, cell ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fluid retention: If it is just one leg, then it usually infers something in the leg itself including blood clot, infection, gout, injury, etc. if it is both legs, tha ... Read More
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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
9 years experience Podiatry
Many things: Trauma such as broken bones, sprains, strains. Problems with veins and lymphatic systems. Systemic disorders such as high blood pressure, and heart ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
12 years experience Family Medicine
Pericarditis : Pericarditis typically has a relatively benign course in uncomplicated cases. Conversely, patients with high-risk features (ie, high fever, large per ... Read More
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Over use?: Charlie horse or cramp would be a reaction to too much Lactic Acid built up in muscle, and can be a reaction to over use. The swelling I am not sure a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Leg swelling, definitely from fluid accumulation; abdominal swelling - from fat accumulation or a GI perforation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Water and gravity: Our bodies need a large amount of water to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our ti ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on cause of: The swelling: 1: blood clot, once diagnosed can be treated with clot busters, 2: rupture of a cyst behind the knee, is treated with pain meds, etc. 3 ... Read More
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Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Foot swelling : Need more information but could be several things but hard to answer

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