A 34-year-old female asked:
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painful swelling in ankle&leg. docs think lymphoma, x-ray also found lump on lung. will biopsy to confirm cancer-how to manage painful severe swelling?

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Dr. Gregory Roberts
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Compression : You need a venous duplex ultrasound of legs to assess for dvt. But beyond this diagnosis, compression hose are best to assist with leg oedema.
Answered on Nov 10, 2015
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