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Lower Leg Swelling (Definition)

Is it one leg or both? Has there been recent trauma? The definition is enlargement of the lower leg. Could be superficial fluid accumulation or it could edema (swelling) of one or both of the muscles of the lower leg: the gastrecnemious and the soleous muscles. Internet consult not enough, see ...Read more


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My right leg just below knee to end of calf is swollen to size of tree stump.Doc said it was accumulation of fat cells, called?

My right leg just below knee to end of calf is swollen to size of tree stump.Doc said it was accumulation of fat cells, called?

Let advise you: Press on skin over tibia (chin bone). Then run pads of fingers over the area pressed and note if there is an indentation. If indentation is noted. If this test show indentation this means it is not fat it is fluid (edema), if did not show this means it is fat. ...Read more

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Hurt knee, calf is swollen and sore to touch. Had ultra sound but there's no blood clot. What could be wrong?

Hurt knee, calf is swollen and sore to touch. Had ultra sound but there's no blood clot. What could be wrong?

Swollen knee/calf: You could have a ruptured baker's cyst (a common cyst that can occur in the back of the knee). Swelling moves downward pulled by gravity, so any swelling in and around your knee can cause this as fluid tracks downward. See if your doctor agrees. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee 3 weeks ago. Swelling and bruising all down my leg.. Now 3 weeks later my foot and ankle are very swollen?

I fell on my knee 3 weeks ago. Swelling and bruising all down my leg.. Now 3 weeks later my foot and ankle are very swollen?

Elevaate that foot: above heart on bed or sofa to drain it, can use ice pack over a sock too for 30 min of every hour , but if pain and swelling persist need xray or bone scan to see if hairline fracture ...Read more

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I fell hitting my knee now my leg is swollen and painful?

I fell  hitting my knee  now my leg  is swollen  and  painful?

Rest, ice, elevate: Rest, ice, and elevation are helpful. If you are having severe pain, severe bruising, can't bear weight, or have a history of breaking bones easily, you should consider getting x-rays to make sure you didn't break your leg. ...Read more

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I fell out of bed weeks ago and hit my left knee on the hard floor.Now weeks later the area is tender and the lowr leg is swollen tender and itches?

I fell out of bed  weeks ago and hit my left knee on the hard floor.Now weeks later the area is tender and the lowr leg is  swollen tender and itches?

Blood clot: You need to have the leg examined for a possible deep or superficial vein clot. A ruptured baker's cyst or a knee effusion are other possible causes. It needs an exam and possibly xrays and/or ultrasound to sort this out. ...Read more

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Stepped into a hole yesterday, knee gave out, fell into a fence. Knee swollen/painful/ hard to get it to bend/straighten. Calf is also swollen?

Knee problem: Elevate your leg/foot, put ice, wrap and let it rest for a few days or until able to walk. Crutches may be helpful. See your doc in the next few days especially if no improvement is seen. ...Read more

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I'm online now. Type your question here large knot on side of calf but has the whole leg swollen from knee down ?

I'm online now. Type your question here   large knot on side of calf but has the whole leg swollen from knee down
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How long: Any trauma to area, excessive exercise, or recent air travel? Symptoms could be a result from a blood clot to decreased blood flow from a large hematoma. Also spider bite. Please get examined if it persists or if you become short of breath, have fever, or further enlargement ...Read more

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