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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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