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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can cause swelling, redness and pain in one leg?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is there a medical condition that causes swelling, redness and pain in one leg?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
A couple: You could be developing cellulitis or even a blood clot. It should be checked.

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Last updated Jan 20, 2019

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