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Cellulitis In Legs Swelling Of Legs
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
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
My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling. Is this normal? Yes? No?
Wrong Diagnosis?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more
Please tell me precautions after treatment for cellulitis at lower leg. I often have swelling at the lower leg?
Treat swelling: The key to long term success and prevention of future problems is to aggressively treat the leg swelling. Wound centers often use multilayer compression wraps to get swelling controlled and compression stockings to maintain it. You might also be a candidate for a home compression pump or even a venous ablation procedure. Ask your doctor about these treatments. ...Read more
I got diagnosed with cellulitis in my ankles last year. With meds the swelling and pain went away. But the aching in my legs and ankles have not. Why?
Could I have p.A.D.? I have constant pain in my legs. Mostly my calves. Several times I have had severe symptoms of cellulitus. I have read that symptoms of pad can mimic cellulitis. I've had severe swelling in ankles and the last instance was I took off
Pain on walking?: Is it both legs? If pad the pain is much worse on walking, especially uphill. Are your feet cold? Are your feet purple when you sit or stand, then pale when elevated up high? Do you have fever, pus, tenderness, red streak? Pad can be differentiated from cellulitis. Either way, you need an experienced dr. ...Read more
Painful swelling of mrs. Rajashree mohanty’s legs from knee joints to feet (both legs) the disease started first with cellulitis of left leg about 6to 7?
Mrs. Mohanty: Needs to see a doctor. There are many reasons why legs can swell. The concern is the fact she has pain. Many people with swollen legs do not complain of pain rather tired legs, a heaviness etc. Due to t he fact there is pain this should be checked out. As you stated the swelling itself appears to have been there a while. ...Read more
Cellulitis on my foot 4 days ago, it traveled on my inner leg to mid calf. The swelling and redness is gone, but my foot & leg still hurt. Normal?
What's the cause?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more
I have lymphedema in both lower legs. I now have cellulitis in my lower left leg. I am starting my 4th day on Keflex, and the swelling seems to have gone down a bit, but the pain level has not changed at all. Should I be concerned?
Edema: First you need to have evaluation for the cause of swelling. Swelling of the face and legs could be dueto several reasons, heart, liver or kidneys not working well. ...Read more
Maybe vein disease: Vein disease often causes these symptoms. I would recommend evaluation by a venous specialist. ...Read more
Many things: A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis 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. ...Read more
No movement: If you are on a long flight and your legs are dependent, and not moving then your lower extremities can swell. The concern is that you don't have or won't develop a clot. It is always good to mention your new finding to your internist. Next time you travel, compressive socks or hoosiery can be worn. Also, try and get up on the plane every now and then to move around. ...Read more
Swelling of feet and:
Here are a couple of causes for your feet ankles and legs swelling.... But, these are by no means the only causes. Venous regurg, lymphedema, water retention and certain medications. I would recommend you see your family doctor and get a physicial with some testing done. Like a venous doppler.
Treatment can vary depending on which cause, and your medical history. ...Read more
IF U HAD ECLAMPSIA: U should still be followed very closely by your doctor who took care of u because as u know now adays pre-eclampsia should not become eclampsia if u were having regular OB care, so if u are worried about swelling u need to call your doc right now to make sure everything is ok and that your blood pressure is not still elevated or going up again or go back to the hos where u delivered for evaulation. ...Read more
See below: Actually hellp and preeclampsia really are not associated with swelling - this is still in the old text books, but we do not use swelling as an indication for for hellp or preeclampsia. ...Read more
Depends: Some patient will have edema through delivery and for a few weeks after birth. Others who have mild edema will find that in the evening with elevation of feet the swelling goes down. If you are pregnant and have swelling inform your md as it may also be seen with high blood pressure. ...Read more
Varies: It usually gets worse until you deliver! ...Read more
Does eprex injections, 2000iu cause albunuria? And swelling of legs ankle and foot? If yes should eprex be continued?
May or may not be secondary to the swelling. You need to find out why you are getting the swelling: is it chronic venous insufficiency? Hypertension? A leaky heart valve? Kidney problem? Side effect of medication? Too much salt in your diet? An occupation where you stand alot?
A follow up with a doctor is the best way to solve the issue. ...Read more
My mom is not having enough apetite to eat; has become lethatgic; swelling of legs done with wbc shows correct one...but seems there is no energy help?
Complicated: Certainly seems complicated and cannot be addressed here appropriately. Please discuss with her primary care physician. ...Read more
Can hard subcutaneous nodules (around 1 CM each)on lower legs, that slightly itch and blackened skin and slight swelling of legs be symptoms of cancer?
My dad has been diagnosed with bile duct cancer. He has severe swelling of legs. He has been put on diuretics. How long for this fluid to go?
Not likely to be. ..: Either one. Although almost any medicine can cause almost any side effect, bulging veins and feet and ankle swelling wouldn't be likely to be due to taking an snri. Estrogen could conceivably contribute to swelling and visible veins but, as dr. Isobe said, neither is likely to be the cause. Bulging veins and swelling generally means that you have an underlying vein problem that should be treated. ...Read more
Age was 52. Getting irregular periods, Pain in the lower abdomen, severe weakness, swelling of legs n foot, continuation of period for more than 8 day?
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