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Lower Leg Swollen
I was told by an ER dr that I may have torn my meniscus. Today is first day of really walking on it. Whole lower leg swollen??????
2cm ulcer on middle, front lower leg. Swollen leg, red around wound. Does heal! looks like venous ulcer. But gp says ezcema. And he knows best right?
See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. If it is infected I would recommend seeing a physician ASAP as these infections can progress quickly due to poor circulation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One month after fibula ankle fracture. I am partial weight bearing, on my feet more than normal today. Entire lower leg swollen, is it normal?
Outter lower leg swollen,lower leg into foot pains.2 yrs ago same injury,Pod gave cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection in ankle twice.Foot & 3 toes go numb at times.
Compartment syndrome: If leg is swollen, two biggest concerns are a blood clot (which would not resolve with a cortisone injection) and compartment syndrome which is where the swelling is compressing the flow of blood and nerves into your foot which is a concern, but it doesn't usually come and go over two years. See your MD. ...Read more
I woke up at 2 am this morning with my feet ankles and lower legs swollen and it has not gone away. What could it be?
Many causes: This completely depends on other medical and risk factors? Do you smoke? Do you have heart disease? Do you have congestive heart failure? Did you eat a lot of salty food yesterday? This question is more appropriate for health tap prime If you have any shortness of breath, pin in you legs or feet, redness or streaking, please go to the ER now ...Read more
Can eczema (i have been scratching) be the cause of a rather big open sore on the front of lower leg? Leg swollen tender and red around the wound.
Don't scratch!: I know... That is much easier said than done. But it is still true. If it is bad , see a dr. Anyway, you do need to prevent infection. Wash delicately w/ warm water. Use antibiotic cream, cover lightly. After that is resolved, obtain as effective as possible cortisone ointment to keep the itching under control. Eczema can be very difficult to eradicate, but it can be controlled. Don't scratch! ...Read more
My 10 year old brother was bitten on his ankle and now his entire lower leg is swollen. There is a depression with twobite marks from the same bug. What should I do?
Left ankle/lower leg is swollen. Bp normal. No salt. No excess fluids. Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) & atenolol. What's up?
Swelling: The swelling is likely caused by what is known as venous insufficiency. The elasticity of our veins decreases with age and doesn't recoil efficiently to move blood against gravity toward the heart. Support stockings, weight loss, leg elevation can help. If this is acute in onset and associated with pain you should see your doctor to rule out a more serious condition as a blood clot. ...Read more
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