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What are the causes of a swelling foot and leg and turning black

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience in General Practice
Mutliple causes: Your symptoms sound like there is something going on in the blood vessels where tissues are not getting enough perfusion. Multiple sources can cause t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience in Podiatry
Selling: Many things can cause lower limb edema from medications, high blood pressure, poor circulation just to name a few. Check with vascular specialist if ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Several items: Swelling is more common with venous stasis, mottling with congestion, and cold. Anemia can play a role.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Foot turning black: Something must have happened for that black swelling to occur. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Things should work out ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: There are multiple potential causes including an abnormality in the feet themselves verses a vascular, rheumatologist, or neurological disorder. A de ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Aging spots: Brown or other venous stasis lesions on the skin come from long term edema and swelling that damages the skin and makes it appear to age too early.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Stokes
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Cyst of some type: Several things can cause it, there are deposits like lipomas, epidermal cysts, that are benign but can be painful. A common problem in that area can ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could be a: Neuroma. See a podiatrist or foot surgeon,
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Several things: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, congestive heart failure, arthritis, infection, or gout are some.
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A member asked:
Dr. Donald Pelto
14 years experience in Podiatry
Rubbing: Be sure your shoes are not rubbing, do you have swelling maybe that can cause dark discoloration. Did you bump the area that could cause a slight bru ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
A lot of Nerve.: One cannot be sure without a thorough exam, but consideration that the saphenous nerve is involved could be a possibility. Remove all doubt, have it c ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
19 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Several causes: Nerve impingement may be causing these, anywhere from where the nerve exits the spine to somewhere along your leg. Watch your posture and how you sit ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
7 years experience in Podiatry
Tingling: This is serious condition, i would recommend you see your pcp as soon as you can. There are many conditions that can cause this presentation, from st ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Foucher
28 years experience in Podiatry
Many possibilities.: This could be many things. Eczema, fungal skin infection, dermatitis. You should see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
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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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A female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Explanation : It's impossible to give you professional answer due to many unknown factors. How old are you, how long this problem exist, when it worse: after walki ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Foot swelling : Need more information but could be several things but hard to answer
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infe ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pain: Fractures in the foot cause pain and swelling.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Multiple: There are multiple causes of numbness in extremities some peripheral like peripheral neuropathy and some central in the brain, , some medication can c ... Read More

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