A 32-year-old member asked:
If only one of my legs is swelling, should i be concerned?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
6.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Possibly: This can be a sign of a clot in one of the deep veins of your leg. If your swollen leg hurts, it is painful to walk or touch your leg, or the swelling is pronounced, i suggest you get evaluated for a deep venous thrombosis(dvt). This can be potentially life threatening so please seek care quickly if appropriate.
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Phlebology 47 years experience
Many causes and RX.: Leg swelling is a common complaint with many causes including problems with the heart, lungs or kidneys, as well as medications, lymphedema, dvt, cellulitis, venous insufficiency and a host of other issues. There is also a difference in cause if the swelling is one side or bilateral. There are many treatments for swelling but the first step is to identify the cause. See a vein specialist or md.
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Last updated Nov 5, 2017
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