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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Leg Swelling

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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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I am having leg swelling problem if I sit for long time on plane or at computer?

I am having leg swelling problem if I sit for long time on plane or at computer?

To be expected: Lack of movement can increase the chance of swelling in the legs, especially when sitting. Standing and walking periodically can help prevent this. Long periods of sitting, like in a plane, increase the risk of blood clots in the legs also. Another reason to get up and move, so muscle activity can help move blood and lymph through your system. ...Read more

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I have joint pain in leg & swelling ?

I have joint pain in leg  & swelling ?

Arthritis: it is probably some form of arthritis to define the of arthritis need physical exam And some labs. ...Read more

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What causes one leg swelling?

What causes one leg swelling?

Many things: Leg vein disease. A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis also 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. Have a Dr. evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you get leg swelling down?

How do you get leg swelling down?

Compression hose: There are many causes of leg swelling or edema including vein disease, medication, kidney or heart conditions, and lymphatic disease. Elevation or support hose can help, but ideally you need to see a physician to determine the cause to ensure appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden increase in leg swelling?

What can cause a sudden increase in leg swelling?

Fluid retention: If it is just one leg, then it usually infers something in the leg itself including blood clot, infection, gout, injury, etc. if it is both legs, that usually suggests systemic fluid retention which usually collects first in the legs. Either way, don't hesitate to be seen and accurately diagnosed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: leg swelling?

What is the definition or description of: leg swelling?

?infection: Leg swelling could be due to infection, allergy, poor circulation/congestive heart failure or lymphadema. If you have leg swelling you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What commonly causes leg swelling and what to do about it?

What commonly causes leg swelling and what to do about it?

Leg swelling: One sided: could be a blood clot, an infection. Both legs: could be a weak heart (unable to pump blood well), liver disease (low albumin), kidney disease (so many of them), venous (vein) insufficiency. Is better to see your doctor ...Read more

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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