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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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Why is my leg swollen from the knee down? My toenail is discolored too.

Why is my leg swollen from the knee down? My toenail is discolored too.

Swollen, Discolored: There is not enough information provided to give helpful answer. ...Read more

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I've recently noticed that the same leg is swollen from the knee down. What could be the cause of this?

I've recently noticed that the same leg is swollen from the knee down. What could be the cause of this?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling 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, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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A week ago I woke to a swollen knee couldn't straighten at all. Very painfull I can straighten my leg a bit bette still painfull & pain down to ankle?

A week ago I woke to a swollen knee couldn't straighten at all. Very painfull I can straighten my leg a bit bette still painfull & pain down to ankle?

Swollen knee: a swollen knee without trauma in a 22 year old female is usually activity related. If you don't remember an injury the three causes for swelling in most cases are 1) irritation around the knee cap 2.) a torn lateral meniscus. 3.) a rheumatologic disorder. A virtual consult would be a helpful next step if it doesn't get better with rest/ice/ Motrin within a couple days. ...Read more

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I have bad sprained ankle and Osteochondral defect in same ankle. Could this cause the leg to get swollen (from below the knee down to the ankle)?

I have bad sprained ankle and Osteochondral defect in same ankle. Could this cause the leg to get swollen (from below the knee down to the ankle)?

I would be concerned: For a clot in the leg and I don't think your symptom is consistent with your injury and advise you to have it checked out ASAP, always better safe then sorry. ...Read more

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Painful swollen knee feels like in the bone an moving down my leg what could it be haven't hurt it or anything ?

Painful swollen knee feels like in the bone an moving down my leg what could it be haven't hurt it or anything ?

Need examination.: Your description is not very specific. It may reflect many conditions/diseased structures in the knee. At this time you may try OTC baby aspirin once day to "take edges off" provided however you do not have active gastritis or history of bleeding/spontaneous bruising. See your PMD for further exam/eval. ...Read more

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The tendon under my kneecap has been hurting lately the pain goes down to my shin, my knee get swollen and makes my whole leg ache. How to help?

The tendon under my kneecap has been hurting lately the pain goes down to my shin, my knee get swollen  and makes my whole leg ache.  How to help?

Osgood-schlatter: Disease is the name of a knee problem that teenage boys get in just the place you describe. It will cause a swelling and tenderness in the bump below the knee where the big tendon from the knee joins the lower leg. It is made worse with exercise and kneeling. It is not serious and every one grows out of it. Ice, stretching, rest and things like Motrin can help. Check with your parents to see md. ...Read more

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My mom has swollen ankles and her right leg hurts below her knee...What does she have? She can also not lie down in a bed or her leg hurts.

My mom has swollen ankles and her right leg hurts below her knee...What  does she have?  She can also not lie down in a bed or her leg hurts.

Right leg pain: Swollen ankles can be a manifestation of congestive heart failure, dependent edema, liver problems, anemia, varicose veins etc. Right leg pain is worrisome, it may suggest blood clots, phlebitis, cellulitis, vascular disease, etc. Immediate evaluation by her primary physician is recommended, she may need a doppler studies of her legs/vascular surgery evaluation if necessary. ...Read more

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