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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

It could: Some persistent swelling is not unusual even a month after fracturing your ankle. You can also get swelling from not using your leg muscles like normal. If the swelling is a lot more than usual, and it is painful consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Small red lumps on lower leg very swollen but not itchy? Hurts to walk

Red lumps: Swollen red bumps on your legs may be due to erythema nodosum which can be present a variety of illnesses like strep, TB and many other causes. See your doctor for a full medical exam to determine the cause. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Left ankle/lower leg is swollen. Bp normal. No salt. No excess fluids. Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) & atenolol. What's up?

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