A 31-year-old member asked:
what commonly causes leg swelling and what to do about it?
2 doctor answers
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
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 disease (so many of them), venous (vein) insufficiency. Is better to see your doctor
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
Dr. John Landi answered
46 years experience Phlebology
Many causes and RX.: Leg swelling is a common complaint with many causes including problems with the heart, lungs or kidneys, as well as medications, lymphedema, dvt, cellulitis, venous insufficiency and a host of other issues. There is also a difference in cause if the swelling is one side or bilateral. There are many treatments for swelling but the first step is to identify the cause. See a vein specialist or md.
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
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