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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swelling In Upper Leg

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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


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I recently injured my leg by a fall and i now am experiencing a lot of swelling above knee on my lower thigh what can cause this, I have pain in knee?

I recently injured my leg by a fall and i now am experiencing a lot of swelling above knee on my lower thigh  what can cause this, I have pain in knee?

Knee injury: Perhaps you sustained an injury to your muscle or bled into the muscle or even sustained a fracture. Lots of possible causes of painful swelling above the knee. Best to go see your family doctor for an evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh... ??

I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh... ??

Recommend : You have few conditions that definitely require doctors evaluation. Swelling of the knee and thigh lump need as minimum XRay. Please make appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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My left leg is swollen from the thigh down to the leg from a blood clot cause i'm on blood thinner. How long would swelling and pain last?

My left leg is swollen from the thigh down to the leg from a blood clot cause i'm on blood thinner. How long would swelling and pain last?

Blood clots: Depending on how bad your clot was the leg could be larger forever. Though some of the swelling will go down. I don't know how long you have had this but it could be months before it improves. Your doctor can recommend pain meds based on what medication you take. ...Read more

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What could be the problem? Should i take him to the doctors or wait a day and see if it goes away? My 3 year old woke up with pain in his upper leg and groin area there is no swelling or discoloration and i can't feel any abnormalities it hurt him if we t

What could be the problem? Should i take him to the doctors or wait a day and see if it goes away? My 3 year old woke up with pain in his upper leg and groin area there is no swelling or discoloration and i can't feel any abnormalities it hurt him if we t

Yes, : Yes, please take him immediately. Leg pain in children can be concerning for an infection, such as infection of his hip joint. Please take him immediately to his doctor, but if his doctor can't see him right away, or he has fever, continued pain, or can't walk on his leg then go to the er. ...Read more

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Feel like a Swelling/knot/bulge in upper leg, no trauma, not painful and feel it only when leg is crossed. Doesn't really feel like a lump. Any ideas?

Lipoma: Most likely is a benign fatty tumor called a lipoma. if the tissue is soft and mobile likely a lipoma. YOu can also have an injection granuloma. if you have to give yourself shots in your upper leg regularly you can get scar tissue in the area called a granuloma which is benign. IF the buldge persists over 2 weeks then see your doctor ...Read more

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Swelling on the inner side of my knee, no injury and sometimes upper leg pain had ultrasound done vains r fine could it be lymphedema?

Swelling on the inner side of my knee, no injury and sometimes upper leg pain had ultrasound done vains r  fine could it be lymphedema?

Probably not: If at the joint line a cyst from the medial meniscus can do this. This can occur wth meniscal tears. Other possibilities include a lipoma in the skin and, rarely, muscle herniation through a defect in the tissues surrounding muscle. Mri may help sort this out. ...Read more

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My husband has a swollen thigh with no pain but the leg does feel heavy! how can we get the swelling to go down?

My husband has a swollen thigh with no pain but the leg does feel heavy! how can we get the swelling to go down?

Go to the Doctor: Unexplained swelling can represent life threatening problems. This is nothing to just wait on. Please get your husband to your family clinic urgently. ...Read more