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Causes Of Swollen Legs In The Elderly
1st find cause: Before discussing treatment options, we always need to figure out cause of problem. Swollen legs could be due to blood clot, kidney failure, heart failure, liver failure or just venous insufficiency (vein failure). Each cause requires different approach. So it's best to take patient to see Family Doc (or Geriatrician if elderly) for complete evaluation then treatment as appropriate. ...Read more
I have one leg swollen but sometimes they switch - one leg swollen and then the other - what causes this?
How accurate is a d dimmer test.Had 2 were negative..My left leg is still a little swollen and a little red some pain.What can cause these symptoms?
Pretty good: A ddimer, if negative is very accurate. There are many conditions that cause a positive ddimer, but clots nearly always do. If you are really worried, an ultrasound can tell you if there is a clot or not. Without more history it is difficult to say exactly what is going on. Do you have an autoimmune condition? Infection? What did your doc say about it? Ddimer, not perfect, but very good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various causes: The commonest causes of bilateral leg swelling are fluid retention which may be caused by weak or incompetent veins, heart failure,liver or kidney disorders, some medications, excess salt ingestion, underactive thyroid,etc. Your physician will evaluate you and order any needed tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've recently noticed that the same leg is swollen from the knee down. What could be the cause of this?
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Lots of things : Many things can do it, including slow growing lymphomas. It would be anybody's guess. Have it checked by your md, i would say. ...Read more
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