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lower leg redness and swelling

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hall
45 years experience in Podiatry
CELLULITIS: CALF PAIN POSITIVE HOMAN'S SIGN "MAY" INDICATE RISK OF EMBOLUS (CLOT). SEE YOUR PCP FOR EVALUATION. INTERMIN CARE IS ONE ASPIRIN A DAY. HOPE THIS HELP ... Read More

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Antibiotics: Would be best, see a doctor to diagnose if you have an infection that needs to be treated.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Nahm
26 years experience in Neurology
Leg pain: Pain in the leg can have many different causes including disorders affecting the nerve, soft tissue, bones and blood vessels. Pulses need to be c ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Swelling: It sounds like you may have a cellulitis, you should see a doctor immediately.
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 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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Concern for clot: One sided lower leg swelling and pain is concerning for a clot in the veins of the leg, called a deep vein thrombosis (dvt). This should be evaluated ... Read More
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 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 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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Leg pain: If not activity related could be related to blood clot (dvt), could be infectious such as cellulitis, or could be inflamed such as gout. Not enough in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience in Neurology
Evaluation rec: What might cause these symptoms will be easier to define with more information, such as whether this is sudden, progressive or slowly progressive or i ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
43 years experience in Podiatry
Have it checked: Lowe leg tenderness and swelling, particularly when these symptoms are in one leg only, suggests phlebitis or even venous thrombosis. It would be wise ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Leg pain: You need to go to an er to see if your swelling, redness and stiffness are signs of cellulitis, or an infection of the leg. Good as soon as you can, a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See a doctor: If there is pain you need to be concerned of a blood clot.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Leg swelling pain: I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ANS ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Creighton
32 years experience in Podiatry
Could be, but...: You should have this looked at asap. You need to make sure this is not a developing infection. If it is not an infection, it could be any number of ... Read More
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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 46-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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
35 years experience in Wound care
Leg cut: If there is a leg laceration with heat and swelling, there may be an infection. Wash it with soap and water, cover it with a sterile bandage with an a ... 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 male asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Swelling on one: side of the body especially involving the lower extremity is usually not a good sign. There are many things that can cause such painless swelling, in ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Armstrong
22 years experience in Podiatry
Leg and arm numbness: yes. Numbness typically implies nerve irritation. Leg and arm numbness both could be vascular issue from bleeding in the brain. Would recommend to see ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Lofgren's syndrome: I would ask your doc to check for lofgren's syndrome (acute sarcoidosis). A chest x ray should help with this dx. There are, of course, other possibil ... Read More
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