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Lower Leg Swelling (Definition)

Is it one leg or both? Has there been recent trauma? The definition is enlargement of the lower leg. Could be superficial fluid accumulation or it could edema (swelling) of one or both of the muscles of the lower leg: the gastrecnemious and the soleous muscles. Internet consult not enough, see ...Read more


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Is lower leg swelling a sign of some disease?

Is lower leg swelling a sign of some disease?

Yes: Many things can cause this, including simply being obese, having vein disease, a low protein state, blood clots, tumors. It really depends on the rest of the history and what a physical exam finds. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about lower leg swelling?

How much should I worry about lower leg swelling?

Lower leg swelling: Lower leg swelling can be due to a variety of conditions. In addition to musculoskeletal causes, it can be due to cardiovascular and other medical conditions.; medications for high blood pressure can cause it, for example. You didn't indicate whether one or both legs are swollen, nor how long the condtion has lasted. I would recommend seeing your physician to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get lower leg swelling, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get lower leg swelling, or is it unusual?

Common: It's common, however, you should be evaluated by your doctor as it can be caused by many different issues. Best to seek urgent evaluation if swelling severe and started suddenly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lower leg swelling?

What is the definition or description of: lower leg swelling?

Vague, depends: Is it one leg or both? Has there been recent trauma? The definition is enlargement of the lower leg. Could be superficial fluid accumulation or it could edema (swelling) of one or both of the muscles of the lower leg: the gastrecnemious and the soleous muscles. Internet consult not enough, see your doctor, good luck! ...Read more

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Im 55 yr old female with lower leg swelling . Dr says some women swell for no reason . Why?

Im 55 yr old female with lower leg swelling . Dr says some women swell for no reason . Why?

Many factors: It can depend on your weight, activity, how much standing and sitting you do, even what you eat. Salty foods can increase the chance of swelling legs. Some people are more sensitive or easily affected than others. ...Read more

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Is it worth a trip to the doctor for lower leg swelling?

Is it worth a trip to the doctor for lower leg swelling?

Yes.: There are many causes of lower leg swelling, including some dangerous ones like heart failure or deep vein thrombosis. For this reason, it is always a good idea to be evaluated by a physician if you have leg swelling. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with lower leg swelling to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with lower leg swelling to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Not too long: It may be due to edema - accumulation of fluid but you need to be evaluated for the cause. It could be medications, medical diseases, varicose veins to name a few. There are other things including blood clots in the legs and this needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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Foot and lower leg swelling after salty meal?

Foot and lower leg swelling after salty meal?

Yes: This can happen. It depends on how sensitive your body is to salt and how much salt is taken in. ...Read more

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I've been feeling more tired and have some lower leg swelling. When should I see the doctor?

I've been feeling more tired and have some lower leg swelling. When should I see the doctor?

Agree: I would start with family doctor, then see specialist depending on what they think is the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Leg Swelling (Definition)

Leg swelling could be due to infection, allergy, poor circulation/congestive heart failure or lymphadema. If you have leg swelling you ...Read more