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A 31-year-old female asked:

I just got off a flight last night but my feet and ankle is swollen mainly in my left leg. is this normal and i have been sweating more than normally?

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Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Leg edema : If you were stationary on a flight for an extended period of time and you have 1 leg that is swollen and/or painful as compared to the other leg, you should see your doctor for evaluation of a possible blood clot in the leg. The location of the clot can be assessed by ultrasound imaging which will help guide management.

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Last updated Dec 22, 2020

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