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A 33-year-old female asked:

poor circulation in legs? cool to touch, swelling and discolaration (purplish red splotchy esp. knees). ankles & feet main swell & most purple.trtmnt?

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Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Maybe: Several possible causes. From circulation view maybe venous disease. Causes swelling, and purplish color for some patients, heavy, tired, aching, sometimes skin breakdown. 33 a bit young, but possible, esp if you're heavy or had blood clots in legs. To find out see Dr for ultrasound WITH REFLUX STUDIES. Treatment: elevation, elastic stockings, exercise, ?procedures to treat veins. Hope this helps.

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