A 22-year-old female asked:
sle pt w/ bruising along calf vein since thanksgiving,aches. foot started swelling when on short plane trip otherwise no swelling or redness.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered
37 years experience Internal Medicine
SLE foot swelling: Follow up today with doc/ ER you need imaging of your calf and leg to rule out deep vein thrombosis as you are at higher risk since you have SLE and were on a recent plane trip. Deep vein thrombosis can lead to a pulmonary embolism so it is important you get follow up today.
Answered on Dec 28, 2017
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