A 48-year-old member asked:
What can cause swelling, redness and pain in one leg?
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder answered
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible blood clot: My main worry with those symptoms would be a blood clot in the leg veins called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Causes can be long trips/immobility, recent surgery and inherited conditions.These can be life-threatening so need attention. Infections such as cellulitis can also cause those symptoms, as can gout (not always the toe), a baker's cyst behind the knee, and other things.Maybe need checked.
Answered on Jan 20, 2019
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