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My Legs Tense Swelling
Several reasons: Anatomy: left leg swelling may be from entrapment of the left iliac vein between overlying right iliac artery and L5 vertebral body. The incidence of blood clots in left leg is higher, probably because of this. Lymphedema may start or be more prominent in one leg, cellulitis (infection) may result in swelling of that leg. Previous deep venous thrombosis causes swelling in that leg. ...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
Hi i was wondering what cause my lymphnode in my leg to swell real bad i just got over a cold would this be the culprit for the swelling?
Likely!: Just check around your feet, your toes, and all over the skin just to make sure there are no obvious sores, cuts, infections... ...Read more
I was hit very hard by a line drive softball on the inside or my leg right above ankle.Since then there has been lots swelling and a hard knot there.
Softball Turned Hard: yeah, that's an area of thin skin and the bone is near the surface. you probably have a bone bruise and maybe even a "subperiostial hematoma" which just means it hurts and will take a while to go away. the effect of gravity will also work against you so elevating it a few times a day will help. topical ice may help,plus tylenol or motrin or both. if getting worse in any way, get it checked out ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Injury: One-sided swelling in leg and ankle is usually associated with injury, but a condition called chronic venous insufficiency may also be the cause of it. Try elevating your legs and if the swelling goes down, its more venous than injury. See a podiatrist for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Leg vein disease. A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis also can cause this. This can be the result of a mass in the pelvis such as ovarian cancer. A blockage in the lymphatic system can also cause this. The lymphatic system drains lymph which is the clearish fluid that you see in blisters. Have a Dr. evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Edema: The leg and ankle swelling indicates fluid leaking out of blood vessels and accumulating in the tissues. This may be due to fluid overload, infection, inflammation, heart or kidney failure, certain medications, and prolonged standing or sitting. Things that can help include moving your legs, raising your legs, losing weight, and a low-salt diet. See your doctor if the swelling gets worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the diagnosis of a reddish swelling on the lower part of the leg and on touching it you feel it's solid somehow ?
Red tender lower leg: Without seeing this one must guess. But, the most worriesome situation would be a deep vein blood clot. This can be fatal and need to be urgently seen and treated. Slightly less worriesome but no less painful is phlebitis or an infection of the lower leg blood vessels leading to painful swelling. Please do not wait on getting to good health car if you are experiencing these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fluid retention: If it is just one leg, then it usually infers something in the leg itself including blood clot, infection, gout, injury, etc. if it is both legs, that usually suggests systemic fluid retention which usually collects first in the legs. Either way, don't hesitate to be seen and accurately diagnosed. ...Read more
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