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What causes leg to swell

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
55 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Gravity: If u are otherwise in good health. Especially if it is worse at night and much better in AM. Calcium channel blockers (eg. amlodipine) for bp control ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Leg swelling.: Many things from simple dietary indiscretions, such as an excess of salt, to medical conditions including congestive heart failure, kidney insufficien ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Pitting edema: It can come from many causes, including heart faikure, liver disease, kidney disease, excessive salt intake and fluid retension.It can also come from ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as art ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Heart failure: The first item to rule out is heart failure. Low protein in the blood stream could cause swelling but that would occur in other parts of the body als ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Few reasons: You should see your internist, any possibility you are pregnant?
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Winters
35 years experience Podiatry
Common possibilities: HI, with a 5 in. cut on your shin, one must consider possible inflammation reaction to cut / trauma, INFECTION.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Get checked: Swelling in the legs and ankles can be caused by multiple things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Rayapudi
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Liver/kidney/heart: Liver/kidney/heart problems can cause the above symptoms, will need more work-up, best to see a doctor soon.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Swelling: If you sit through the whole flight, you might be blocking the venous return of your lower extremities specially with varicose veins. Standup, strech, ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Arthritis: This sounds like a systemic problem in the making like rheumatoid arthritis. You are recruiting joints. Needs the guidance of your pcp and possibly a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Many things: Not enough detail. Limb selling can be related to many things: trauma, salt intake, organ dysfunction, the list could be endless. A consultation with ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not typical: Sciatica typically does not cause the whole like to see well. Swelling in the lower leg can happen if there is weakness and the muscles are not pumpin ... Read More
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