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A 35-year-old member asked:

I still have a swollen warm leg with pain after an accident that happened approx. a month. what could be problem?

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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Infection or DVT: Dvt or deep venous thrombosis is a clot in veins that can lead to swelling, pain and increased temperature but so can infection which is probably more likely if a laceration occurred. Either problem is a reason to seek immediate medical attention. Dvt can lead to a pulmonary embolism which can be lethal.
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