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A 49-year-old female asked:

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
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the thanks! That was sweet of you. But now go to an ER!
Jun 4, 2017

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