A 52-year-old female asked:
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Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot.ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Blood clot?: Swelling of one lower leg, especially after an injury, can be a sign of a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). This is serious, because if you have a DVT, parts of the clot can break off and spread through your circulation to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus, which is very dangerous! Please go to an ER now.
Answered on Jun 5, 2018
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Thanks for the thanks! That was sweet of you. But now go to an ER!
Jun 4, 2017

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