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Lower Leg Bruising And Swelling
What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?
Varicose veins: The heart pumps blood, under great pressure, out into the arteries, but the blood must return to the heart in veins, which are thinned walled. There is no pump on the return, vein side, and as we get older, some veins bulge and swell, and even leak fluid into the local skin. These are varicose veins and they may cause swelling or a bulge on the lower leg. Keep your legs up, and see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Sitting in my a&p class a week from this past tuesday and felt some discomfort in my left lower leg. I pulled the pant leg up there was a huge bruise, swelling and soreness. Was it acapillary that rupt?
Yes: Sounds like a broken blood vessel. Think back if you got hit in that area. Ap classes do strange things to people. Sorry for the humor! ...Read more
Went to kick at door but lower leg hit wall instead. Intense pain and swelling is it a bruise or fracture?
Either: Is a possibility. If you strike your lower leg hard and it swells certainly the blood can come from soft tissue trauma to the muscles, tendons or even a ruptured blood vessel. If it is fractured you would likely know it as you would most likely not be able to walk. It depends also where you injured it on your leg. You can have a chip or non-displaced fracture that bleeds as well. Ice, nsaids etc. ...Read more
On front of my lower leg I noticed a grayish pink, tender bruise at 2 weeks postpartum, and at 6 mo. It's still there. Side effect of epidural swelling?
I hit the top of foot by outside ankle 2 days ago. Very little swelling and bruising. Now aches from big toe up to back lower leg. Could I be broken?
Soft tissue trauma.: An x-ray can be used to identify most fractures for sure. So, removing all doubt would necessitate having an x-ray. My take is that you have managed to traumatize either a nerve or tendon passing through the area. Unfortunately an x-ray won't show these problems. An evaluation would help in isolating the source of your pain. Thank you for consulting Healthtap. ...Read more
Supposedly have CRPS in lower leg but I disagree--have pain for 5 years and there is noticeable swelling in area. Wouldn't there be atrophy by now?
CPRS has diff stages: CRPS is a very complex diagnosis with varied presentations. Typically it made w/complex tests/blocks meaning that you should be worked up for more common diagnoses such as sciatica with an EMG, muscle spasm & restless leg syndrome which are on the differential. That said, a triple phase bone scan or stellate block can help diagnose CRPS. I suggest you see a PMR or Neurologist to confirm the diagnosis ...Read more
Recently had knee surgery. I have noticed that the swelling in my lower leg is beginning to harden... It is a bit soft but still firm. What is this?
Many factors: It can depend on your weight, activity, how much standing and sitting you do, even what you eat. Salty foods can increase the chance of swelling legs. Some people are more sensitive or easily affected than others. ...Read more
I am experiencing leg swelling. The following also describes me: Lower leg pain. What should I do?
Leg Swelling.: It is not normal to have leg swelling and there are many potential causes of leg swelling. It also makes a difference in the diagnosis if the swelling is in one leg or both legs. If you have swelling unexplained then you should have an evaluation sooner rather than later. If there is no improvement in unexplained leg swelling over 48 hours then I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more
Lower leg under calf hurts when sitting or layng down not when walking no redness or swelling been going on for 4 days now?
Pain in the leg can have many different causes including disorders affecting the nerve, soft tissue, bones and blood vessels.
Pulses need to be checked and evaluated by a physician to start, and if the blood vessels look fine, then can think about musculoskeletal cause and treatment options. ...Read more
Knee pain, inside edge. Sometimes locks. Strained knee and now swelling inside edge and top of lower leg right below knee swelling. Not huge?
Arthritis: Suggest evaluation by your MD and possible radiologic studies. If fluid joint tap could be considered ...Read more
I had a tkr in March 2011 and I still have continuous swelling of the lower leg. Is this something to be concerned about?
Maybe: You should undergo repeat evaluation with your surgeon it is hard to say what the swelling may be from without an examination. There is a broad spectrum of what may be considered normal following a total knee replacement, but if there has been a change in the appearance or something else that is out of the ordinary you may benefit from repeat examination ...Read more
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
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
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
If the trigger point: Is due to an injury, yes as that point may B the area of injury. May have been minor trauma that U did not even remember. If not it could B due 2 DVT (clots) and requires immediate eval by an md. This would also be the cause of swelling. If this is the case get in ASAP 2 be evaluated! ...Read more
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How can I make the swelling and redness go away in my lower leg/ankles and is it normal for it to hurt when touched?
Antibiotics: Would be best, see a doctor to diagnose if you have an infection that needs to be treated. ...Read more
Maybe: Any drug can cause swelling from the salts used to make the drug. ...Read more
Agree: I would start with family doctor, then see specialist depending on what they think is the cause. ...Read more
Does olmesartan medoxomil cause swelling in the lower leg, ankles and feet? Please, need some answers?
Benicar (olmesartan): Peripheral edema (swelling) is listed as a side effect of that medication. ...Read more
Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my lower leg swelling until I can see a doctor?
Why is biopsy needed for discolouration and swelling of lower leg that has nodules under the skin? How much chance that it might be cancer?
To determine its cau: There could be many causes of these lesions. A biopsy can define what it is. ...Read more
Hit my lower leg on metal drawer three days ago. The swelling has gone down a lot, but still bruised & sore. Can I run or exercise or best to wait?
You may exercise as you can tolerate. It is good that you exercise.
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I have had pain & some swelling in my knee & lower leg since my replace. W/ titanium knee 3 yrs ago. R there other metals in it that causes allergy?
Metal knee allergies: I have had pain & some swelling in my knee & lower leg since my replace. W/ titanium knee 3 yrs ago. R there other metals in it that causes allergy? ANS: I would look up the replacement you had and see what they report. Discuss with your Dr. Who did implant to see what others have experienced. ...Read more
My wife has been having pain in her lower leg recently and now it seems to be swelling slightly. Ibeuprofen seems to help both?
I have dicolotation, swelling and a lot of pain in my lower leg this just started out of know where and its extremely painful mostly at night?
Is there ever a time where prolonged swelling of lower leg and no definitive diagnosis requires making an incision to find the cause of the swelling?
Evaluation to determine the source of the swelling, may include sonogram, CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis. I can think of a reason why an incision would be necessary to determine the source, unless there is a suspicion of a tumor causing the swelling.
I would recommend use of a compression stocking during daily activities to treat the swelling issue. ...Read more
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