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how too tell if your legs are swollen

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Many factors: It can depend on your weight, activity, how much standing and sitting you do, even what you eat. Salty foods can increase the chance of swelling legs. ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Lower leg swelling is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It should be evaluated by a physician.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: A clot could be the cause, travel to your lung causing an acute pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Many things can cause this, including simply being obese, having vein disease, a low protein state, blood clots, tumors. It really depends on the rest ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Bromson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lower leg swelling: Lower leg swelling can be due to a variety of conditions. In addition to musculoskeletal causes, it can be due to cardiovascular and other medical co ... Read More
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Dr. Sheeja Francis
19 years experience Rheumatology
Common: It's common, however, you should be evaluated by your doctor as it can be caused by many different issues. Best to seek urgent evaluation if swelling ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Not too long: It may be due to edema - accumulation of fluid but you need to be evaluated for the cause. It could be medications, medical diseases, varicose ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
You need evaluation: Many things can cause - some serious. See a physician to be certain you dont have a blood clot in the leg
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Aufseeser
47 years experience Podiatry
Venous insuficiency: The most common cause of lower leg swelling is incompetent valves in the veins. Does the swelling reduce with elevation? Does it reduce over night. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Yes: This can happen. It depends on how sensitive your body is to salt and how much salt is taken in.
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