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What is swelling in one leg

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Several things: It could be cellulitis, deep or superficial venous thrombosis , lymphadema.
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 40 years experience
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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Possible: Venous blood clot is one possibility. It is imperative that you see your doctor for an in-person evaluation.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ben Pradhan
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
Blood clot: The most important thing would be to rule out a blood clot. This would involve getting an ultrasound of the swollen leg. Your doctor can order this fo... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
If left leg: is the swollen one, then you need further evaluation of your iliac vein for compression from overlying arteries. This is called May Thurner Syndrome. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Elevation and compression.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Edema: Leg elevation. Need to find the cause for swelling in order to treat accordingly (check heart, lungs, liver, blood pressure, infection and many other ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
Podiatry 22 years experience
Yes if non compliant: Need to elevate and rest. Swelling decrease healing.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
?infection: Leg swelling could be due to infection, allergy, poor circulation/congestive heart failure or lymphadema. If you have leg swelling you should see yo... Read More
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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