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Cause Of Leg Swelling Below The Knee
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
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 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
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
Blood clot: This could be a serious condition seek medical help immediately ...Read more
Having some problems with leg swelling from knee down. Now right leg seems to be more tight. Should I be concerned?
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 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:
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
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
I think I have a bakers cyst that has ruptured or is about to. Can I exercise? Do I need to see an Md? No leg swelling, just back of knee swollen& red
Yes, you: Should see a doctor if you have Baker's cyst that is swollen and red. ...Read more
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
Edema in leg. Swelling red spots ankle swollen hurting tightening, calf swelling up to knee stings saw dr today nothing was done I'm concerned of celllitis should I goto er? Or can this wait til tmrw?
Go to ER now.: It could be something serious requiring immediate treatment. ...Read more
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
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
Depends on cause of:
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can mitral valve regurgitation cause leg swelling? Read in reports that I have mitral valve regurgitation but doc never told me-- strange.
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