A 43-year-old female asked:
i went to er last night with leg pain they said they thought i had infection in my leg... a friend said it could be osteomyelitis...my leg is swollen ?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Chirag Vasa answered
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Needs to see doc: You need to see infectious disease physician , infection in leg is wide variety of different diagnosis. Is there trauma, h/o dm redness, .
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered
27 years experience Podiatry
A leg infection : Is a broad term. Any infection can potentially turn into an osteomyelitis but, i don't know that i would jump to conclusions. There are ways to make the diagnosis i.E bone scan, mri, following certain blood markers like ESR and your white count. If indeed in an er you will not be discharged if you have osteomyelitis, they will start some form of treatment.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Darrell Latva answered
41 years experience Podiatry
PROBABLY NOT: At this point, it sounds like a soft tissue, not bone, infection. Osteomyelitis is diagnosed first and foremost by a good H+P, followed by x-rays, blood work, and maybe an MRI or bone scan. Continue to follow-up w/ your doctor so she/he can follow your progress. Dr. Latva
Answered on May 26, 2016
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