A 98-year-old female asked:

Right leg below knee and both feet are warm,red,and swollen. no cuts or injury and im aware its a vascular prob. what could be main cause.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Findley
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Many causes: Any time someone has redness and swelling of the legs/feet a blood clot has to be considered and ruled out. This is done by using and ultrasound. Other causes in this case could be infection, swelling due to fluid retention or problems with circulation. It is important that you see a doctor for testing to determine the exact cause and receive proper treatment.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Wish you good health and a happy new year! Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Last updated Jul 8, 2021


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