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my right leg swells during the day so much that i can't wear long boots if i haven't had them on all day. can u help?

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Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Swelling of one leg: Swelling of one leg could be the sign of serious medical problem, such as a blood clot, that needs immediate attention.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Vascular doc may hlp: See a vascular doctor. You may have incompetence of the venous valves which could possibly be treated. In the meanwhile try wearing support stockings choosing low pressure first and then increasing to intermediate or high pressure if needed and/ or tolerated. If this is a new swelling talk to your doctor right away. You may need a duplex (noninvasive) study to rule out blood clots.

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For two days I've had two numb spots in my right leg, I'm not sure what's wrong, I was drinking a large amount of alcoholic beverages, could that be w?

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Dr. Katherine Caldwell
General Practice 17 years experience
Numbness: If the numbness persists, you should see a doctor. Not sure if it's related to heavy alcohol consumption. What sometimes can happen is that if you "pass out" and lie on one part of your body for extended periods without moving, that can cause a form of trauma to the nerve which could be causing the numbness. If you drink like that frequently, check your B12 level. Low B12 can cause nerve problems.

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