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how to treat foot and ancle swelling? both are very swollen and bruised color like purplish-red looks like blood may be clotting

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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
R/O DVT: DVT=Blood Clot would cause unilateral foot pain and swelling. . A Doppler US of the lower extremity will define the anatomy. Other conditions to evaluate are LYMPHEDEMA/RSD(REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY). Also a full clotting W/U. You need a prompt exam and through W/U.

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