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Calves Get Hard And Swollen
Stepped into a hole yesterday, knee gave out, fell into a fence. Knee swollen/painful/ hard to get it to bend/straighten. Calf is also swollen?
Knee problem: Elevate your leg/foot, put ice, wrap and let it rest for a few days or until able to walk. Crutches may be helpful. See your doc in the next few days especially if no improvement is seen. ...Read more
I keep getting red swollen bumps that are tender to the touch and very hard occasionally get heads on them all over my legs... Any idea what they are?
Probably furuncles: These are probably furuncles boils but please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need a biopsy or other tests. ...Read more
I was hit on the side of my calf two weeks ago, and its gotten hard and swollen, but it doesn't hurt at all, what could that be?
No: See your doctor asap for an exam and workup. ...Read more
My both legs get swollen when I seat or stand more then two to three hours a day this is for last 15 years any solution or remedies?
Compression hose: Gravity plays a big part in swelling of the legs after prolonged sitting/standing, and associated venous insufficiency will contribute to the swelling. Use of 20-30 mm hg compression hose below the knee will help. Then visit a phlebologist in your area by going to www. Phlebology. Org and finding a qualified one in your zip code. Evaluation and treatment of the leg swelling will help you. ...Read more
Find the reason.: There are a whole lot of possible reasons why both of your legs and feet are swelling. Simply trying to get the swelling down is not as important as finding out why your feet are swelling in the first place. You need to be evaluated by either a primary care specialist or internist to get to the bottom of things. ...Read more
I have swollen calves, ankles, and feet. Was given script for water pill 4 days ago, no change, should I get 2nd opinion?
Before you do that: Recommend that you let the treating medical provider know. Maybe you need a higher dose of the medication or a different medication. Possibly a more extensive evaluation. ...Read more
I have a distended stomach and my ankles calves skin pulsate and are swollen. I also get dizzy spells blurred vision and have deep stomach pains help?
Not clear: Since you're having swelling with each of these symptoms this is something you're going to need to see your physician. This needs to be clarified as to why this is happening. ...Read more
Prolonged Sitting: Can lead to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). This happens more often on long flights where you really cannot move around much but sitting while riding in a car can do the same. Age can be a factor too. The solution is to take short breaks & walk around a few minutes at least every 2-3 hrs on road trips & long flights both. Also, mention it to your MD next visit for more tips. ...Read more
Gravity/salt: Assuming that you do not have any other symptoms to suggest heart, kidney, liver disease, etc; fluid retention in the legs occurs after standing upright for long period of time. Muscle contraction helps venous blood return, but sometimes the force of gravity causes pooling in the veins and some leakage. Too much salt in the body can also increase the total body water and therefore worsen swelling ...Read more
F/u w kidney MD: Compression stockings may help. However, with ESRD you should be under close care with nephrologist (kidney specialist), thus would recommend you follow up with kidney doctor to evaluate your kidney function, determine if there are other issues that need to be evaluated such had heart function, liver function, and rule out rarer things such as blood clots (unlikely if both legs swell equally) ...Read more
I have a male friend in his fifties. Both his lower legs are swollen hard and are turning black what could cause this and is it treatable?
Hard to say: As this most commonly would be related to vascular issues, possibly arterial or venous or both. But his best bet is first see a doctor to better identify the cause, as it very well may not be related to anything previously mentioned, and to be able to better guide you/him, the actually cause of his symptoms are very important. Best of luck. ...Read more
I keep getting bit at night on legs. Ranges from small n itchy to large swollen hard hot itchy painful with pustule. What could it be? Help! Age 21
The lower half of my legs have been swollen and the past day or so I get mild chest pains that seem to get a little better with rest. What could it be?
I am over 45 years old on high BP control drugs. I get swollen legs when I'm inactive for a while. Why does this happen?
Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
The last 3 weeks my legs n feet have bin hard n swollen painfull hot and IV had celilitous twice it came n then went. I'm on warfarin?
For over a week my lower torso all the way down to my ankles is extends painful and my legs and buttocks are swollen and very hard and painful?
From the knees down my legs are swollen and hurt to walk. Took a 6 hr car trip, both ways this wknd. How long will it take to get back to normal?
Depends. ..: First have to know what's causing your legs to swell like that. The cause could be cardiac, liver, kidney. You need a good workup by a good internist who will get a thorough history, a complete physical exam, a laboratory exam, maybe an EKG and CXR and when all the data is in have a long heart-to-heart with you on what's been found and why and what can and should be done about it. No blinders! ...Read more