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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Upper Right Leg Swelling

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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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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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My mom has hypothyroid for 5 yrs and taking thyronom tab with freq checkups. She has very worst right leg swelling, no dr could solve this- need solut?

My mom has hypothyroid for 5 yrs and taking thyronom tab with freq checkups. She has very worst right leg swelling, no dr could solve this- need solut?

DVT?: Has she been checked for a dvt? Is she taking too much salt? Are her lymphatics not draining well? At the least she should get a venous doppler of her leg. Perhaps also check uterus by ultrasound to make sure it is not pressing on a blood vessel. ...Read more

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Pos ddimer. Neg ct for pe. 3 neg us. Right leg swelling, tight, pain especially in calf. Drs say no blood clot. What can I do? What could it be?

Pos ddimer. Neg ct for pe. 3 neg us. Right leg swelling, tight, pain especially in calf. Drs say no blood clot. What can I do? What could it be?

Up, Up and Away.: It sounds like your leg has an impeded venous or lymphatic return. I would try lying down and elevating your leg higher than your heart, making sure to support the leg its entire length. Applying heat to the calf may help to increase venous return. It will take several hours to notice an improvement. Be prepared to use this technique for some time. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic, hypertion, ischaemic heart disease . 5 years back stenting done. Rl 5 toe amputated. I walk a small distance right leg swelling.Why?

I am a diabetic, hypertion, ischaemic heart disease . 5 years back stenting done. Rl 5 toe amputated.  I walk a small distance right leg swelling.Why?

With your medical : History, you are a high risk patient and hence this question should be posed to one of your treating doctors. Either your internist or vascular doctor. Do not delay a doctors visit. ...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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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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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