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A 45-year-old female asked:

left leg shin pain and swelling?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Concern for clot: One sided lower leg swelling and pain is concerning for a clot in the veins of the leg, called a deep vein thrombosis (dvt). This should be evaluated with ultrasound.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Shin splints: Or tendonopathy are strong possibilities. Ice may help as well as antiinflammatory, if pain psists would follow up with doc.
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
You must also consider the possibility of a stress reaction or fracture. Xrays and/or MRI is recommended.
Sep 15, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Provided original answer
Yes one should, thank you for adding that doc.
Sep 15, 2013

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