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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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My lower left leg is swollen, (2-3cms bigger than right) no pain. Tingly at times. No DVT (test came back negative) & no injury. (top of knee to ankle)?

My lower left leg is swollen, (2-3cms bigger than right) no pain. Tingly at times. No DVT (test came back negative) & no injury. (top of knee to ankle)?

Many possible causes: Some causes of leg swelling can include cellulitis, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins and trauma. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. Read more

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Can a swollen foot/ankle be caused by diabetes? Just one side everyday for 3 years. Not DVT, activity doesn't help.

Can a swollen foot/ankle be caused by diabetes? Just one side everyday for 3 years. Not DVT, activity doesn't help.

Chronic injury: Without more information, it is difficult to make an assessment. This could be a variation in the way your body distributes fat due to a lipoma (focal fat deposit) or it could be due to chronic injury. With a history of diabetes, you may be developing loss of sensation to your foot and hurting it repeatedly. Consult your doctor. Read more

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Diagnosed with a bakers cyst. Advised to rest leg, swelling and pain still no better. Now my ankle hurt & is also swollen. Ddimer ruled out dvt.?

Diagnosed with a bakers cyst. Advised to rest leg, swelling and pain still no better. Now my ankle hurt & is also swollen. Ddimer ruled out dvt.?

A negative: D-dimer usually indicated no clot is present assuming the clot has fully formed and begun to break down.
It is possible your bakers cyst ruptured....This could cause leakage of synovial fluid, swelling and pain. I'd follow up with my orthopedist. Read more

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My lower left leg is swollen, (3cms bigger than my right) its sometimes tingly. I don't have dvt, I haven't hurt myself. What could be causing this?

Are you sure no dvt: It would be important to clarify that there is no dvt. Sometimes you can have a negative ultrasound on the first check and a second 1 is needed. Other things that can cause leg swelling maybe heart failure but you are a little young for that also infections in the leg such as cellulitis can cause this. In rare cases there can be something compressing vessels in pelvis causing this. Go see doctor. Read more

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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. Read more

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I have two swollen lymp nodes in my right leg just below the knee, what should I do? Went to emergency room today becuase I thought I had dvt.

Unusual: Generally infrageniculate lymph nodes are not palpable.
So if these are nodes and palpable there is a cause which needs to be found.
Infection and nodes responding,
lymph problem, neoplasm or something else.
See pcp and followup. Read more

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my dad's only left foot is swollen. He is otherwise healthy. DVT ruled out. His basic metabolic test was done in dec 2016 and seemed ok. No pain?

my dad's only left foot is swollen. He is otherwise healthy. DVT ruled out. His basic metabolic test was done in dec 2016 and seemed ok. No pain?

Further exam: He will need further investigation as to the cause of the unilateral edema including circulatory and lymphatic evaluation and testing for lymphedema. Read more

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Hi, I'm taking Coumadin (warfarin) for my dvt. I don't want 2 take norcotic drug is there an option, it's now 7wks n my right leg still swollen, pain is now less?

Hi, I'm taking Coumadin (warfarin) for my dvt. I don't want 2 take norcotic drug is there an option, it's now 7wks n my right leg still swollen, pain is now less?

Using compression?: It is essential that compression stockings be worn after a dvt. They help the swelling and pain. More important, they cut your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome--a complication you don't want to have. You need to use knee high compression stockings, 30-40 mm hg, daily for at least two years after your dvt. Read more

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Swelling of right leg with a dvt. Now I have my right leg swollen and hard. I also have pulmonary embolisms. What could you suggest.

Swelling of right leg with a dvt. Now I have my right leg swollen and hard. I also have pulmonary embolisms. What could you suggest.

DVT/leg swelling: Swelling of the leg following DVT is due to the vein in the leg having a clot which is blocking the return of the blood. The amount of time required for the swelling to subside depends on many factors-the extent of the clot and the veins involved. Larger veins involved and more extensive clots will take longer to resolve. Sometimes the swelling could be permanent. See a vein specialist. Read more

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2 ultrasounds for DVT were negative 2 weeks ago. Constant pain in calf/ back of knee for a month. The last 3 days leg has started to get swollen?

2 ultrasounds for DVT were negative 2 weeks ago. Constant pain in calf/ back of knee for a month. The last 3 days leg has started to get swollen?

Get a vascular doc: Consultation. I am not sure if you smoke, but if so it may be Buerger's disease which is clots in your arteries and not veins. Maybe Baker's cyst. This is definitely not a good thing. Not sure if both legs are swelling or one, but may want to also get checked out for any heart issues. Read more

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Coming and going mild burning pain in leg and very mild feeling of pulling a muscle. Would a DVT be most likely red and swollen?

Coming and going mild burning pain in leg and very mild feeling of pulling a muscle. Would a DVT be most likely red and swollen?

Not necessarily: A calf with a DVT can be red and swollen but it certainly doesn't have to be. Redness with dvts is actually fairly uncommon. Swelling and pain is more typical but sometimes you might only have one or the other or neither. If you have concerns that you might have a dvt, you should get it checked out. Read more

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Hard, swollen cord/rope-like vein (I think great saphenous vein)along whole leg. Can only go to GP in 2 days. So terrified of DVT/other serious problem?

Hard, swollen cord/rope-like vein (I think great saphenous vein)along whole leg. Can only go to GP in 2 days. So terrified of DVT/other serious problem?

Superficial clot.: What you describe sounds like a clotted greater saphenous vein. This would present as a palpable cord along anywhere from the medial ankle to the upper thigh. This is called superficial phlebitis but there is always a chance that this can extend into the deep system to cause DVT. You should have a venous ultrasound and see a vein specialist as soon as possible or go to the ER for evaluation. Read more

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Inner thigh pain pressure when standing swollen veins had a dvt 2 years ago different spot same leg could I have another dvt and in the thigh?

Inner thigh pain pressure when standing swollen veins had a dvt 2 years ago different spot same leg could I have another dvt and in the thigh?

Sadly yes: Yes dot recurrence is possible. Is your lower leg or foot swollen? Are you still on any blood thinners/anticoagulants? Because of your history you should be examined and have a Doppler study of that leg ASAP Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more