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Parkersburg, WV
A 54-year-old female asked:

I weigh 140 lbs i eat healthy and avoid salt, my left leg only has fluid on it and is swollen from my knee down to my ankles. it just happened all the sudden yesterday after i was on my feet for 5hrs cleaning. any ideas why?a tyvm?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Sudden onset of swelling in 1 leg only often indicate DVT (deep vein thrombophlebitis - a blood clot in a deep vein of you leg). If so, potentially VERY dangerous - blood clot can break off and travel to your lung. To ER NOW

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Last updated Apr 10, 2021

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