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Dr. Al Hegab
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Leg Swelling (Overview)

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.


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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

Dr. Al Hegab
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Leg Swelling (Overview)

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.


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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check your cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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My doctor told me to start wearing thigh high compression hose to treat leg swelling. They are very hot and pull at my leg hair any ways to fix this?

My doctor told me to start wearing thigh high compression hose to treat leg swelling. They are very hot and pull at my leg hair any ways to fix this?

Treat the cause: At 33 you should not have signifiant leg swelling unless you have serious medical problem. The most common one at your age would be obesity. If that is the case, lose weight and exorcise. If it is something else like CHF or kidney failure, those need to be managed medically. Compression stockings treat the symptom, not the cause. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for leg swelling. And which specialist doctor can provide treatment.

What is the treatment for leg swelling. And which specialist doctor can provide treatment.

Leg swelling is due: To multiple causes and we treat the root of the problem. Check out these links. Take care! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/leg-swelling/my00592. http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/swollen-ankles-and-feet. ...Read more

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Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

See a Physician: I do not think that over the counter products will help your circulation. You should see a specialist and have your circulation 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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How to get rid of leg swelling bit by a honey bee?

How to get rid of leg swelling bit by a honey bee?

Remove stinger ASAP: By scraping along edge of skin w credit card. Clean area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments (10 on/10 off). Can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911! ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my lower leg swelling until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my lower leg swelling until I can see a doctor?

Less salt: Bilateral leg swelling can have many cause spanning benign as well as serious diagnosis. You should see your family doctor asap, but until then if your swelling is in both legs, a low salt diet is a good place to start. ...Read more

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Could you recommend tablet for swelling in legs due to diabetes?

Could you recommend tablet for swelling in legs due to diabetes?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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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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 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?

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?

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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Might drinking too many fluids cause leg swelling?

Might drinking too many fluids cause leg swelling?

Water and gravity: Our bodies need a large amount of water to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg swelling and how to treat it?

What are the causes of leg swelling and how to treat it?

Many things: Trauma such as broken bones, sprains, strains. Problems with veins and lymphatic systems. Systemic disorders such as high blood pressure, and heart failure. Blood clots may cause swelling of one leg. Treatment can include elevation and compressive wraps along with medication. See your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Can you die from lower leg swelling?

Can you die from lower leg swelling?

Yes: A clot could be the cause, travel to your lung causing an acute pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal. ...Read more

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Why does Pericarditis cause leg swelling?

Why does Pericarditis cause leg swelling?

Pericarditis: Pericarditis typically has a relatively benign course in uncomplicated cases. Conversely, patients with high-risk features (ie, high fever, large pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, failure to respond to antiinflammatory therapy) are at increased risk of short-term complications. Leg swelling is not a common presentation of pericarditis, but could potentially be a feature of heart failure. ...Read more

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Is lower leg swelling a sign of some disease?

Is lower leg swelling a sign of some disease?

Yes: Many things can cause this, including simply being obese, having vein disease, a low protein state, blood clots, tumors. It really depends on the rest of the history and what a physical exam finds. ...Read more

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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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How much should I worry about lower leg swelling?

How much should I worry about lower leg swelling?

Lower leg swelling: Lower leg swelling can be due to a variety of conditions. In addition to musculoskeletal causes, it can be due to cardiovascular and other medical conditions.; medications for high blood pressure can cause it, for example. You didn't indicate whether one or both legs are swollen, nor how long the condtion has lasted. I would recommend seeing your physician to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get lower leg swelling, or is it unusual?

Common: It's common, however, you should be evaluated by your doctor as it can be caused by many different issues. Best to seek urgent evaluation if swelling severe and started suddenly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lower leg swelling?

What is the definition or description of: lower leg swelling?

Vague, depends: 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 your doctor, good luck! ...Read more

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