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A 61-year-old male asked:

Yesterday, both feet & ankles swollen, this mng, only the entire right leg swollen, left leg normal, no pain, just swelling.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
Swelling: The right thing to do is make an appointment with your primary care doctor. This type of edema is not normal
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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Have evaluation: Swelling of only one leg is always worrisome. It is best t have it evaluated to make sure there is no clot. Pain may be absent depending on the level of involvement. Anything that impedes the return of blood or the lymph vessels can cause swelling. It is best if your doctor can see it and evaluate it.
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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
One leg swelling: Just one leg swelling in 61 years old needs evaluation for clot. Please see your doctor and get doppler test of this leg. Thanks.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Dr. Tariq Niazi commented
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Other possibilities include a pelvic mass affecting one side. So will need a pelvic US as well. Get a Clot problem diagnosed/excluded with a Doppler. Good Luck & Happy Holidays.
Dec 20, 2013
Last updated Feb 9, 2020

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