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Does spondylolisthesis cause swelling in the left leg?

Does spondylolisthesis cause swelling in the left leg?

No: Most likely no. It would have to be a high grade slip to push against the blood vessels to and from your leg. If you have swelling of one foot/ankle, talk to your primary doctor. It can be a sign of a blood clot. ...Read more

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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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Spondylolisthesis.L3, 4-5 slipped off.Surgery fixed l4-5 but not l3.Was it done right?Now having pain on right leg.(had pain on left leg before surgery

Spondylolisthesis.L3, 4-5 slipped off.Surgery fixed l4-5 but not l3.Was it done right?Now having pain on right leg.(had pain on left leg before surgery

Depends on multiple : Factors. It appears your symptoms are mainly leg pain, and hence a surgeon may have decided that the l45 was the only level with stenosis or pressure on nerve, and wanted to to do only what was needed at the time, and not what maybe needed in the future. Difficult to tell without seeing your prior images, but could be an okay decision. Now, you have to consult with a well trained spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause swelling in the left leg?

Is there anything that can cause swelling in the left leg?

Blood Flow: If it is not a muscle spasm, or denigration of tissues, it is usually an accumulation of excess blood pooling in the leg. The lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body due to the valves in the blood vessels. Without proper blood flow pain can result in the leg and feet. Go to your cardiologist doctor and have them check you lower leg blood flow and valves. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling in the left leg and left hand/arm?

What can cause swelling in the left leg and left hand/arm?

Numerous causes.: Impossible to say without an examination. See a doctor. The are numerous conditions that can cause swelling of joints or soft tissues. ...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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Can left sacroiliac joint sclerosis cause swelling of the lower left leg?

Can left sacroiliac joint sclerosis cause swelling of the lower left leg?

Lt Leg Swells-SI Jt?: I have not commonly witnessed patients with the dx of SI joint pain ( with evidence of sclerosis on x-ray or other imaging studies) complain of pain or swelling below their knees. Usually I hear that symptoms stop in the upper or mid back of thigh. Ask your medical provider to look at other diagnoses before pinning the swelling on SI joint sclerosis. You might just have atypical SI Jt pain pres. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my left arm above the wrist to my elbow and my left leg below my knee, on the right side. What could cause this? Do I need to see

I have swelling in my left arm above the wrist to my elbow and my left leg below my knee, on the right side. What could cause this?  Do I need to see

Exam needed: Swelling of the forearm is quite unusual unless there has been a recent injury causing bleeding inside the area. If no trauma then a blockage in a vein is suspected. Swelling in the lower leg could be due to poor vein valves or pheblitis. I recommend that your Physician see you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My left leg is swollen from the thigh down to the leg from a blood clot cause i'm on blood thinner. How long would swelling and pain last?

My left leg is swollen from the thigh down to the leg from a blood clot cause i'm on blood thinner. How long would swelling and pain last?

Blood clots: Depending on how bad your clot was the leg could be larger forever. Though some of the swelling will go down. I don't know how long you have had this but it could be months before it improves. Your doctor can recommend pain meds based on what medication you take. ...Read more

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Swelling in left leg frm knee down past 3 days. Metoprolol 12.5mg 2x day 4 tachycardia, 1wk. Could med be the cause? Pcp out of town, f/u appt on 14

Swelling in left leg frm knee down past 3 days. Metoprolol 12.5mg 2x day 4 tachycardia, 1wk. Could med be the cause? Pcp out of town, f/u appt on 14

Don't wait for pcp: If you have swelling in your leg with or without pain or tenderness,you should be examined as soon as possible as phlebitis must be considered. Do not wait for your pcp and go to the emergency room. Metoprolol should not cause the swelling. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

Slippage of one vertebral body over another ...Read more