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Can multiple sclerosis cause unilateral leg swelling, say, below the knee?

Can multiple sclerosis cause unilateral leg swelling, say, below the knee?

No: MS is a disease of brain, eye, and spinal cord. It does not cause focal swelling or inflammation of leg. You need to check with your doctor as possible vein obstruction such as thrombophlebitis, may be causing your issues. ...Read more

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


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Lower leg swelling knee and below. Injured knee 3 days ago. Have been wraping it. Took off wraps to find swelling. E.R. Or wait female 54 working out caused sore knee thus now swelling after wrapping

Lower leg swelling knee and below. Injured knee 3 days ago. Have been wraping it. Took off wraps to find swelling. E.R. Or wait female 54 working out caused sore knee thus now swelling after wrapping

The: The swelling may be due to the wrap preventing appropriate circulation and fluid return in the lower leg. We call this edema. I would recommend that you see your primary care doctor for evaluation of your knee injury to rule out a sprain or tear in the supporting structures.
It is unlikley that you have a clot in your leg but this can also be assessed. ...Read more

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Could there be a connection between the muscle twitching throughout my body and the unilateral leg swelling below the knee? Neurological?

Highly doubt it: You basically outlined the answer and its rationale in your question....Bravo....that's an artistic flare.

Something focal vs. Something generalized and not only that but we're talking about symptoms that little to nothing in common with each other.....twitching or possibly muscle fasciculations vs. Swelling or edema. The question is what is the edema or swelling due to? Trauma, infectious dz? ...Read more

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Leg swelling bellow knee. Pain ANA discomfort from the knee to the toes.

Leg swelling bellow knee. Pain ANA discomfort from the knee to the toes.

Blood clot: This could be a serious condition seek medical help immediately ...Read more

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Having some problems with leg swelling from knee down. Now right leg seems to be more tight. Should I be concerned?

Having some problems with leg swelling from knee down. Now right leg seems to be more tight. Should I be concerned?

Maybe: Leg swelling can be a sign of something serious that needs urgent treatment. Call your doctor tomorrow to start the workup to determine the cause and begin treatment. ...Read more

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I've been on lyrica (pregabalin) for like 6 months and just stated getting painful leg swelling behind thigh near knee is lyrica (pregabalin) causing it?

I've been on lyrica (pregabalin) for like 6 months and just stated getting painful leg swelling behind thigh near knee is lyrica (pregabalin) causing it?

Lyrics side effects: That's not one of the common side effects (like sleepiness or dizziness), but swelling of the legs can occur as a side effect, You should speak with the my who has treated U with it. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg swelling, ankle swelling and knee pain. The following also describe me: Obesity and Knee pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing leg swelling, ankle swelling and knee pain. The following also describe me: Obesity and Knee pain. What should I do?

Simple things first: Hi Minam,
Sorry to hear that you are experiencing struggles with your health. I am assuming that your symptoms have been going on for awhile? Or at least gradually worsening? If so, the best thing will likely be lifestyle improvement through developing healthy habits in areas of fitness, eating, sleep, and mental wellness. The emphasis is developing healthy habits, the results will come naturally. ...Read more

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Fractured head of fibula 3mons. Ago in a fall, still having pain in knee and lower leg. Swelling behind knee. Hurts all the time more when I stand long?

Fractured head of fibula 3mons. Ago in a fall, still having pain in knee and lower leg. Swelling behind knee. Hurts all the time more when I stand long?

Possible meniscus: The fibula head fracture should be healed and not causing much discomfort. It is also not in the main part of the knee joint and therefore arthritis in the knee is not from your fracture. However these injuries can be associated with ligament tears and meniscus tears. You should be evaluated again and possibly obtain an MRI. ...Read more

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Leg swelling between my knee and calf in my left leg. Inside of leg only. Venous doppler&arterial blood flow study both negative. No heart disease. Ideas?

Leg swelling between my knee and calf in my left leg. Inside of leg only. Venous doppler&arterial blood flow study both negative. No heart disease. Ideas?

Popliteal cyst: This could be a popliteal cyst (baker's) cyst. This comes from behind the knee and can sometimes leak fluid into the calf. ...Read more

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I have r lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays, knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray fatty deposits around heart?

I have r lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays, knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray fatty deposits around heart?

Possible lymphedema: This may be due to lymphedema with the heart deposits that will cause swelling to the area. This may also be due to some other form of vascular compromise to your right lower extermity, not a dvt. Your vascular surgeon should be able to ascertain why the swelling persists. ...Read more

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Why does Pericarditis cause leg swelling?

Why does Pericarditis cause leg swelling?

Pericarditis: Pericarditis typically has a relatively benign course in uncomplicated cases. Conversely, patients with high-risk features (ie, high fever, large pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, failure to respond to antiinflammatory therapy) are at increased risk of short-term complications. Leg swelling is not a common presentation of pericarditis, but could potentially be a feature of heart failure. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause charlie horses and leg swelling?

Is there anything that can cause charlie horses and leg swelling?

Over use?: Charlie horse or cramp would be a reaction to too much Lactic Acid built up in muscle, and can be a reaction to over use. The swelling I am not sure about, so a visit to your md is advisable. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes leg swelling and how to treat it?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes leg swelling and how to treat it?

Depends on cause of: The swelling:
1: blood clot, once diagnosed can be treated with clot busters,
2: rupture of a cyst behind the knee, is treated with pain meds, etc.
3: if swelling is due to a bony lesion, its removal can be done;
4: soft tissue swelling, from a tumor, infection, fluid collection (incl. Blood) will need to be removed or drained.
Ask your pcp for the specific symptoms that you have, and he'll help. ...Read more

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Is overweigth for 50 lbs can cause leg swelling or enlarge leg w/o pain and redness just little big cmpare to left leg after I was cured of cillulitis?

Is overweigth for 50 lbs can cause leg swelling or enlarge leg w/o pain and redness just little big cmpare to left leg after I was cured of cillulitis?

Maybe: I'm going to guess what you are trying to ask here, b/c your question is all over the place.
Weight gain can lead to leg swelling, though one would expect both legs to swell. If you had cellulitis in a leg, it can lead to a long standing swelling problem. Consider use of medical compression hose, 20-30mm hg. Knee high should work. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden increase in leg swelling?

What can cause a sudden increase in leg swelling?

Fluid retention: If it is just one leg, then it usually infers something in the leg itself including blood clot, infection, gout, injury, etc. If it is both legs, that usually suggests systemic fluid retention which usually collects first in the legs. Either way, don't hesitate to be seen and accurately diagnosed. ...Read more

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What commonly causes leg swelling and what to do about it?

What commonly causes leg swelling and what to do about it?

Leg swelling: One sided: could be a blood clot, an infection. Both legs: could be a weak heart (unable to pump blood well), liver disease (low albumin), kidney disease (so many of them), venous (vein) insufficiency. Is better to see your doctor ...Read more

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Might drinking too many fluids cause leg swelling?

Might drinking too many fluids cause leg swelling?

Water and gravity: Our bodies need a large amount of water to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg swelling and how to treat it?

What are the causes of leg swelling and how to treat it?

Many things: Trauma such as broken bones, sprains, strains. Problems with veins and lymphatic systems. Systemic disorders such as high blood pressure, and heart failure. Blood clots may cause swelling of one leg. Treatment can include elevation and compressive wraps along with medication. See your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can too much bakery food cause ankle and leg swelling?

Can too much bakery food cause ankle and leg swelling?

Yes: A diet high in carbohydrates can result in water retention, which can show as swelling of the ankles. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my right foot and leg swelling?

What could be the cause of my right foot and leg swelling?

Could be: Deep venous thrombophlebitis which can cause pulmonary emboli. You need to see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What causes one leg swelling?

What causes one leg swelling?

Many things: Leg vein disease. A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis also can cause this. This can be the result of a mass in the pelvis such as ovarian cancer. A blockage in the lymphatic system can also cause this. The lymphatic system drains lymph which is the clearish fluid that you see in blisters. Have a Dr. Evaluation. ...Read more

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If you losinopril causes the dry cough will all ACE have same effect? Also CCB amlopidine caused leg swelling will the other CCB do same?

If you losinopril causes the dry cough will all ACE have same effect? Also CCB amlopidine caused leg swelling will the other CCB do same?

Not neccessarily: Sometimes a switch from one ACE-INHIBITOR to another can stp the cough. If not switching to an Angiotensin Receptor Blocker will very likely stop the cough. All CCBlockers can cause leg swelling. Lowering the dose will decrease the swelling. In any given person one CCB may cause less swelling than the other, while still being effective. ...Read more

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Can leg swelling from sunburn cause blood clots?

Might do. Indirectly: By resting the legs to reduce the swelling. That, with some dehydration, or an injury to the legs might damage the veins to result in a blood clot.
Not a common cause though, unless you are predisposed to clotting. ...Read more

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Which drug in Suboxone causes leg/leg swelling, twitches, and blurry vision?

Which drug in Suboxone causes leg/leg swelling, twitches, and blurry vision?

Buprenorphine: Suboxone contains 2 substances. Buprenorphine and naloxone. When taken sublingually (as recommended) Naloxone is not absorbed in an amount sufficient to produce any pharmacological activity. All effects caused are buprenorphine's. ...Read more

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Can mitral valve regurgitation cause leg swelling? Read in reports that I have mitral valve regurgitation but doc never told me-- strange.

Can mitral valve regurgitation cause leg swelling? Read in reports that I have mitral valve regurgitation but doc never told me-- strange.

Mitral regurgitation: This is a common incidental finding on echocardiography, if severe and associated with congestive failure edema can develop-the person is then very sick with shotness of breath among other symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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