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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg swelling between my knee and calf in my left leg.Inside of leg only.Venous doppler&arterial blood flow study both negative.No heart disease.Ideas?

Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg swelling between my knee and calf in my left leg.Inside of leg only.Venous doppler&arterial blood flow study both negative.No heart disease.Ideas?

Popliteal cyst: This could be a popliteal cyst (baker's) cyst. This comes from behind the knee and can sometimes leak fluid into the calf. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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Can multiple sclerosis cause unilateral leg swelling, say, below the knee?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Can multiple sclerosis cause unilateral leg swelling, say, below the knee?

No: MS is a disease of brain, eye, and spinal cord. It does not cause focal swelling or inflammation of leg. You need to check with your doctor as possible vein obstruction such as thrombophlebitis, may be causing your issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Jill Summerfield
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Lower leg swelling knee and below. Injured knee 3 days ago.Have been wraping it.Took off wraps to find swelling . E.R. Or wait female 54 working out caused sore knee thus now swelling after wrapping

Dr. Jill Summerfield
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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The : The swelling may be due to the wrap preventing appropriate circulation and fluid return in the lower leg. We call this edema. I would recommend that you see your primary care doctor for evaluation of your knee injury to rule out a sprain or tear in the supporting structures. It is unlikley that you have a clot in your leg but this can also be assessed. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Board Certified, Neurology
28 years in practice
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Could there be a connection between the muscle twitching throughout my body and the unilateral leg swelling below the knee? Neurological?

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Board Certified, Neurology
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Could there be a connection between the muscle twitching throughout my body and the unilateral leg swelling below the knee? Neurological?

Highly doubt it: You basically outlined the answer and its rationale in your question....Bravo....that's an artistic flare. Something focal vs. something generalized and not only that but we're talking about symptoms that little to nothing in common with each other.....twitching or possibly muscle fasciculations vs. swelling or edema. The question is what is the edema or swelling due to? Trauma, infectious dz? ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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I've been on lyrica for like 6 months and just stated getting painful leg swelling behind thigh near knee is lyrica causing it?

Dr. Rick Pospisil
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I've been on lyrica for like 6 months and just stated getting painful leg swelling behind thigh near knee is lyrica causing it?

Lyrics side effects : That's not one of the common side effects ( like sleepiness or dizziness) , but swelling of the legs can occur as a side effect , You should speak with the my who has treated U with it. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Dickson
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Having some problems with leg swelling from knee down . Now right leg seems to be more tight .Should I be concerned?

Dr. Mark Dickson
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Having some problems with leg swelling from knee down . Now right leg seems to be more tight .Should I be concerned?

Maybe: Leg swelling can be a sign of something serious that needs urgent treatment. Call your doctor tomorrow to start the workup to determine the cause and begin treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
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Leg swelling bellow knee . pain ANA discomfort from the knee to the toes .

Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Leg swelling bellow knee . pain ANA discomfort from the knee to the toes .

Blood clot : this could be a serious condition seek medical help immediately ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Hausmann
Board Certified, Rheumatology
8 years in practice
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Think I have gout in my knee. Painful to straighten leg, swelling in leg, can't walk, seems fine when I sit down. Taking ibuprofen. Been 3 days now.

Dr. Jonathan Hausmann
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Think I have gout in my knee. Painful to straighten leg, swelling in leg, can't walk, seems fine when I sit down. Taking ibuprofen. Been 3 days now.

Unclear: Gout is a disease of older men or post-menopausal women, which usually first presents with exquisite pain, swelling, and redness of the great toe. Episodes last for a few days, but usually resolve completely on their own. If gout is not treated, over years it can begin to affect other joints. It would be unusual to have a first episode of gout affecting the knee. Should consider other causes. ...Read more

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Dr. John Ho
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After angiogram & stent I have leg swelling for 10 months. Knee pain subsided. Xray, MRI show nothing. slight arthritis not the cause. Any suggeston?

Dr. John Ho
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After angiogram & stent I have leg swelling for 10 months.  Knee pain subsided. Xray, MRI show nothing. slight arthritis not the cause.  Any suggeston?

Swelling: That's relatively common if your legs had poor blood supply. Recommend elevation of legs and possibly some diuretics ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
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