A 26-year-old female asked:
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swollen left foot for 6+ years, suddenly getting worse. now swollen up to knee. tight skin. red. not warm. blood test, xray & pulse all normal. ideas?

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Dr. Robert Bates jr.
23 years experience Critical Care
Evaluation ASAP: Even without pain this should be evaluated ASAP. It is always a good idea when something supposedly stable suddenly changes.
Answered on Apr 7, 2016
Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin answered
36 years experience Pediatrics
Foot swells now leg: I would worry about the circulation in the leg. Perhaps a vein is not working well to drain that leg or perhaps something is blocking the natural flow of lymphatic fluid. Certainly it does not sound like a kidney or heart problem since you only have one leg involved. I would also worry about it being red which implies infection or inflammation. You may need further testing
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Need US of veins: Should see doc to have a Ultrasound of veins as a blood clog is the prime concern. If no clot, then severe lymph or venous insufficiency or infection.
Answered on Apr 7, 2016
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Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Or an obstruction to venous return due to obstruction within the pelvis=May Thurner syndrome
Dec 19, 2014

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