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Mild Swelling In Left Leg
How can I tell if I have a blood clot right behind my knee? Pain & mild swelling behind knee on left leg. I'm only 18, normal weight but sedintary.
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
Lower left leg has a rhythmic throb after walking just two blocks. ABI and arteriovenous ultrasound normal. Mild swelling posteriorly. Get angiogram?
Hi, I am having moderate pain to exterior of left knee with no swelling or redness &mild warmth. Pain increases when taking weight on left leg ?
Tendinitis likely: Apply aspercreme 3 x a day and do gentle non weight beaeing range of motion exercises. Sometime it requires a steroid injection. ...Read more
I've been having mild pain and some numbness on my left leg for about a week now. Mostly around the knee and calf area. No swelling or other symptoms?
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling in left leg not a lot but you can see the difference.Blood clot was ruled out by d-dimmer.What could it be?Thank you
Lymphedema: The possibility exists that there has been an impedance of lymph flow in one leg. Also, circulatory flow may be compromised by such things as varicose veins. A third possibility that comes to mind would be a foot alignment issue that can exist unilaterally, such as a flatfoot. These things don't have great risk to you, but should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more
Having pain and swelling in left leg. Doppler clear, a d dimer at GP office came back high. Was sent to ER and it was normal. Should I still worry?
Further test: get another duplex ultrasound and see your doctor again for additional testing if this is normal. ...Read more
Swelling in left leg frm knee down past 3 days. Metoprolol 12.5mg 2x day 4 tachycardia, 1wk. Could med be the cause? Pcp out of town, f/u appt on 14
Please explain what a puss packet under the patela is have swelling in left leg. Knee and leg two sizes bigger than right. Have pain in the knee and shin bone. Hurts to lift leg and bend leg. Also hurts to stand on leg. Doctor ordered xray and is sending
Pus : Pus is the thick, goopy material in an infection. It is composed of dead inflammatory cells, called neutrophils, and bacteria. The question is whether you have an infection in your joint, which can be serious and probably needs surgical drainage rather quickly or whether there is another cause of your symptoms. One possibility is a blood clot, which can also be very serious and needs immediate treatment. I hope you are getting care immediately and not waiting for an appointment. The patella is another name for the knee cap. The fact that you had surgery before makes infection a real concern. If you have any hardware, it can get covered with bacteria in a layer called biofilm that is resistant to antibiotics. If you have progressive redness or streaks of red going toward your groin, go to an emergency room rather than waiting. Some infections progress rapidly and can make you deathly ill. ...Read more
Blood Flow: If it is not a muscle spasm, or denigration of tissues, it is usually an accumulation of excess blood pooling in the leg. The lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body due to the valves in the blood vessels. Without proper blood flow pain can result in the leg and feet. Go to your cardiologist doctor and have them check you lower leg blood flow and valves. ...Read more
There is swelling on my left leg without any injury and it pains when I use to move my leg. What is it ?
No movement: When you sit with your legs in the dependent position for long periods the flow of blood back up to your heart is slower due to gravity, thus the pooling of blood, water, and all other fluids in your feet and legs. Get up and walk around every hour or so or flex your calf muscles. Muscle contractions help squeeze veins and push fluids back up from your legs to your body's core to get re-oxygenated. ...Read more
My aunt has elephantaisis, her left leg is swelling and has lasions very big leg what can we do to help her?
Difficult problem: This is essentially a problem of the lymphatic system. In rare instances this may be caused by parasites and should be evaluated. In most lymphatic compression and support may help. In more severe cases surgery may be warranted to devulk the extremity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
He woke up this morning and his left leg was swelling and purple all the way up the leg what could be wrong?
Is it normal to have one leg .25 in bigger than the other? No redness, swelling or warmth. Just noticed left leg .25 in bigger
I had a direct vision urethrotomy on Wed and am now experiencing swelling in my left leg over the last day. Is this normal? I slept awkwardly though
Here are some...: Swelling in a leg for no clear reason is no normal and should spur professional evaluation NOW to assure no DVT (deep vein thrombosis. To have things done correctly, follow instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with Doc so to achieve better benefit of healthcare. ...Read more
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