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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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Left leg swelling and redness, what could it be?

Left leg swelling and redness, what could it be?

Several things: The one thing you want to make sure you don't have first is a blood clot. Clots in deep or superficial veins can do this. It could also be an infection. Need to get it checked out. ...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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Is it possible to have left leg swelling and numbness along with left arm swelling and numbness. Vascular?

Is it possible to have left leg swelling and numbness along with left arm swelling and numbness. Vascular?

Leg and arm numbness: yes. Numbness typically implies nerve irritation. Leg and arm numbness both could be vascular issue from bleeding in the brain. Would recommend to see a neurologist or local PCP in your area. ...Read more

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I noticed tenderness in my left leg while walking today. I also have a small red raised spot that is tender when touched. No leg swelling or pain?

I noticed tenderness in my left leg while walking today. I also have a small red raised spot that is tender when touched. No leg swelling or pain?

It could be many: without visible picture of the red spot it is hard to guess it could be an inflammed superficial vein it could be the beginning of cellulitis it could be from shaving if you have done that recently my advice if it does not go away after applying warm compresser and a topical antibiotic go and see your doctor ...Read more

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Recently have noticed left leg swelling after prolonged sitting at work​. Had Doppler done, no DVT. Leg feels tight, like calf is contracted. Causes?

Recently have noticed left leg swelling after prolonged sitting at work​. Had Doppler done, no DVT. Leg feels tight, like calf is contracted. Causes?

Calf swelling: You are eating too much salt most likely cause If you do the DASH for 2 weeks it will go away if too much salt. Recommend you get the DASH Diet for Hypertension DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076 . ...Read more

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Muliple retroperitoneal nodes, Intermediate Uveitis,Petechiae, liver upper limits,left leg swelling, nodes in neck less 1cm, Lower back pain.Thoughts

Muliple retroperitoneal nodes, Intermediate Uveitis,Petechiae, liver upper limits,left leg swelling, nodes in neck less 1cm, Lower back pain.Thoughts

Sarcoid vs lymphoma: Retroperitnoeal lymph nodes and uveitis remind me of sarcoidosis we should also think of lymphoma which could have infiltrated the bone marrow and caused petechiae due to low platelets i advise you to check with your physician to start looking for the cause and stop guessing ...Read more

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For 1yr I have felt tired, short of breath, pain in chest/back on mid/right, migraines, sore joints, leg swelling/left leg.Every test in the world done but no answers.What should I do?No quality of life.

For 1yr I have felt tired, short of breath, pain in chest/back on mid/right, migraines, sore joints, leg swelling/left leg.Every test in the world done but no answers.What should I do?No quality of life.

Symptoms: I am sorry to hear about your struggle. Unfortunately, you're not alone. In that case, psychological issues should be ruled out (stress, depression, etc.). Also, strange as it is, i believe that there may be some toxic substances you are exposed to in the food you eat especially if it is full of preservatives, additives, gmos, etc. It may be worthwhile to go more organic. ...Read more

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Leg swelling bellow knee . pain ANA discomfort from the knee to the toes .

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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Having some problems with leg swelling from knee down . Now right leg seems to be more tight .Should I be concerned?

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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I've been on lyrica (pregabalin) for like 6 months and just stated getting painful leg swelling behind thigh near knee is lyrica (pregabalin) causing it?

I've been on lyrica (pregabalin) for like 6 months and just stated getting painful leg swelling behind thigh near knee is lyrica (pregabalin) 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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Can multiple sclerosis cause unilateral leg swelling, say, below the knee?

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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I am experiencing leg swelling, ankle swelling and knee pain. The following also describe me: Obesity and Knee pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing  leg swelling, ankle swelling and knee pain. The following also describe me: Obesity and Knee pain. What should I do?

Simple things first: Hi Minam, Sorry to hear that you are experiencing struggles with your health. I am assuming that your symptoms have been going on for awhile? Or at least gradually worsening? If so, the best thing will likely be lifestyle improvement through developing healthy habits in areas of fitness, eating, sleep, and mental wellness. The emphasis is developing healthy habits, the results will come naturally. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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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Fractured head of fibula 3mons. ago in a fall, still having pain in knee and lower leg.swelling behind knee.hurts all the time more when I stand long?

Fractured head of fibula 3mons. ago in a fall, still having pain in knee and lower leg.swelling behind knee.hurts all the time more when I stand long?

Fracture: You may have developed arthritic change in the area of the fracture. Try taking an anti inflammatory to see if that helps. If it does not help then you need to see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have r lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays , knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray fatty deposits around heart ?

I have r  lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays , knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray  fatty deposits around heart ?

Possible lymphedema: This may be due to lymphedema with the heart deposits that will cause swelling to the area. This may also be due to some other form of vascular compromise to your right lower extermity, not a dvt. Your vascular surgeon should be able to ascertain why the swelling persists. ...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