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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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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?

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

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What can I do for lingering swelling in my lower leg after cellulitis treatment?

What can I do for lingering swelling in my lower leg after cellulitis treatment?

Ted hose: Wear compression stockings. But only after your doc has looked at your leg and doesn't think you still have a lingering cellulitis or anything else causing the swelling. Also if you have very bad circulation, you should wear the stockings only if your doc says it's ok. ...Read more

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Please tell me precautions after treatment for cellulitis at lower leg. I often have swelling at the lower leg?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Swelling of legs?

Swelling of legs: = edema of lower extremities and is due to accumulation of excess fluids. ...Read more

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I have swelling of legs when its hot, is there anything I can do to help me?

I have swelling of legs when its hot, is there anything I can do to help me?

Edema management: Stay hydrated

stay cool

stay out of the heat

elevate legs above level of heart while resting

lower sodium intake

wear therapeutic compression hosiery. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling of legs and ankles?

Vein disease: Leg swelling often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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What can I take for the swelling of legs and face?

What can I take for the swelling of legs and face?

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

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What causes swelling of legs and feel and makes them feel like they are burning?

Maybe vein disease: Vein disease often causes these symptoms. I would recommend evaluation by a venous specialist. ...Read more

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What causes extreme swelling of legs and feet?

What causes extreme swelling of legs and feet?

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

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Swelling of legs and ankles. First noticed on transatlantic flight?

Swelling of legs and ankles. First noticed on transatlantic flight?

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

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I have swelling of legs & feet. What are these symptoms might be associated with?

I have swelling of legs & feet. What are these symptoms might be associated with?

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

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I am on progesterone. What can I take for the swelling of legs and face?

I am on progesterone. What can I take for the swelling of legs and face?

Usually nothing: Most women are on short term Progesterone and swelling should be temporary. I hope it's an fda approved formulation... If you are taking it in pregnancy, then meds like spironolactone would be contraindicated. ...Read more

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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with eclampsia last?

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

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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

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

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Anyone had bad swelling of legs and feet on long flight? Do compression garments help?

Anyone had bad swelling of legs and feet on long flight? Do compression garments help?

Edema management: Always important to wear therapeutic compression hosiery on longer flights. Also important to get up and walk about and stretch when the pilot has noted that it is safe to do so...

Important to prevent leg edema and possibly deep vein clots in your legs... ...Read more

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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with pregnancy last?

How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with pregnancy last?

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

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Does eprex injections, 2000iu cause albunuria? And swelling of legs ankle and foot? If yes should eprex be continued?

Does eprex injections, 2000iu cause albunuria? And swelling of legs ankle and foot? If yes should eprex be continued?

Eprex can cause: Edema but not albuminuria. Hypertension, kidney problem, diabetes etc can cause albuminuria. Follow up with your pcp and nephrologist. Take care! Http://www. Medbroadcast. Com/drug_info_details. Asp? Brand_name_id=1174&next_page=y#adverseeffects. ...Read more

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I have been having swelling of legs below sock line, swelling of feet and numbness in toes?

I have been having swelling of legs below sock line, swelling of feet and numbness in toes?

The numbness: 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

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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?

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?

There are many: Types of cancer but in your age group I would not jump to that conclusion? You likely had two sebaceous cysts or someting benign. Get seen but cancer is very low probability. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It depends: He will need to follow up with his doctor to decide whether he still needs to be on diuretics. You do not want to take too much diuretic as that may cause problem to his kidney. ...Read more

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Bulging veins with bad swelling of legs ankles and feet? Associated with snri or estrogen?

Bulging veins with bad swelling of legs ankles and feet? Associated with snri or estrogen?

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

Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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