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Sharp pain in left calf, muscle tense when standing, no notable swelling or redness. No pain when squish calf but muscle tense. Bloodclot?

Sharp pain in left calf, muscle tense when standing, no notable swelling or redness. No pain when squish calf but muscle tense. Bloodclot?

Calf pain: Would check it out for blood clot , though may also be Baker's cyst rupture or tendonitis. But since the sequela of blood clot can be devastating would follow up with doctor and get doppler ultrasound today. I have seen some very asymptomatic clots. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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Pain in leg vains and swelling painfull to the touch?

Pain in leg vains and swelling painfull to the touch?

Phlebitis & others: Pain and inflammation of the leg veins is called phlebitis. When this occurs it can be painful to the touch. The worrisome condition for which you need to get checked is a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis, dvt). This can be checked with a duplex ultrasound of your leg veins to make sure there is flow that is not blocked by a clot in your vein. There are many reasons for swelling so get checked! ...Read more

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How can I treat swelling in my legs?

How can I treat swelling in my legs?

Diagnosis first: It's natural to want a treatment right away. Unfortunately, leg swelling can be caused by at least a dozen different diagnoses involving several body systems. See your doctor for a diagnosis. In the meantime, elevate your legs- gravity helps! ...Read more

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Legs swelling and brown color on legs?

Legs swelling and brown color on legs?

See your doctor: Leg swelling can be secondary to either heart failure or deep vein insufficiency in your legs. Also kidney or liver disease can sometimes cause leg swellingg. Morbid obesity and some medications can contribute or cause leg swelling. Brown discoloration of legs is caused by long standing leg swelling and is called stasis dermatitis. ...Read more

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Could a blot clot in the leg cause swelling?

Could a blot clot in the leg cause swelling?

DVT: Yes, blood clots in the veins of the lower extremities could commonly cause swelling in the leg. I become very suspicious for blood clots when i see one leg more swollen then the other. Other findings include reddness and pain in the effected leg. ...Read more

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What are some causes of swelling of the legs?

What are some causes of swelling of the legs?

Many things: Varicose veins with chronic venous insufficiency, superficial thrombophlebitis, deep venous thrombosis, lymphedema, knee, hip, and/or ankle arthritis that prevents normal ambulation, obesity, prolonged standing, liver or kidney trouble, hypothyroidism, abnormal protein levels, all kinds of heart conditions that cause heart failure, the list is long and this doesn't cover everything by any means. ...Read more

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So what usually can cause swelling of the legs?

So what usually can cause swelling of the legs?

Many causes: Bilateral leg swelling has many causes spanning benign as well as serious explanations. Venous circulatory problems, salt overload, infection, medication side effects, hormonal effects, heart, liver and kidney disease can all be responsible. ...Read more

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Might drinking too many fluids cause leg swelling?

Might drinking too many fluids cause leg swelling?

Water and gravity: Our bodies need a large amount of water to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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Concern about swelling of leg after breaking ankle?

Concern about swelling of leg after breaking ankle?

Swelling: You certainly are going to have swelling associated with a fracture of your ankle. However, if it is increasing going towards your knee and thigh that is concerning and you should be seen right away. If you have a cast and you are having numbness you also should be seen. Otherwise, elevation and ice are your friends. ...Read more

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Why my legs keep swelling, when I sit or stand....?

Why my legs keep swelling, when I sit or stand....?

High venous pressure: Leg edema reflects high pressure in leg veins. It's important to determine the cause: heart failure, often due to high blood pressure, heart valve disease or heart muscle weakness, or leg vein valve failure due to dilated veins, or leg vein blood clots form the most common causes of leg swelling. Treat by reducing the pressure, elevating legs, blood thinners and use of compression stockings. ...Read more

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What might cause swelling in my both ankle and leg?

What might cause swelling in my both ankle and leg?

Possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, congestive heat failure, inflammatory conditions or diseases as well as high salt intake. Does elevating feet/legs help. If so that's good. Means it is gravity dependent and can be treated with compression. See physician for work up and treatment. ...Read more

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Does spondylolisthesis cause swelling in the left leg?

Does spondylolisthesis cause swelling in the left leg?

No: Most likely no. It would have to be a high grade slip to push against the blood vessels to and from your leg. If you have swelling of one foot/ankle, talk to your primary doctor. It can be a sign of a blood clot. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg swelling and how to treat it?

What are the causes of leg swelling and how to treat it?

Many things: Trauma such as broken bones, sprains, strains. Problems with veins and lymphatic systems. Systemic disorders such as high blood pressure, and heart failure. Blood clots may cause swelling of one leg. Treatment can include elevation and compressive wraps along with medication. See your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Have swelling in r leg very painful goes down ti instep?

Have swelling in r leg very painful goes down ti instep?

DVT?: New unilateral swelling is concerning for deep vein blood clot. This should be urgently assessed if it has not been already. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If only one of my legs is swelling, should I be concerned?

If only one of my legs is swelling, should I be concerned?

Yes: Most of the time, swelling in pregnancy is normal and a result of the increase in blood volume during pregnancy. However swelling in one leg can be the result of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a blood clot in the vein of the leg. It is more concerning if there is redness, warmth or pain. You should call your doctor if your swelling is just in one leg or has any other symptoms with it. ...Read more

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Getting swelling in one leg and ankle, with no injury, no pain?

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 more

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Swelling on on left side. Neck, leg and face. What it the causes?

Complete work up : You need a thorough work up by an internist to check your lymphatic, hematological, neurological systems, etc. Keep investigating... Let me know the end results. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help in so much pain in my legs , they are swelling and hurt to touch?

Help in so much pain in my legs , they are swelling and hurt to touch?

Need more info: I can't answer without knowing more information, but if you hurt so much, advise to see your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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What to if I am having extreme pain in my calf and swelling in my leg?

What to if I am having extreme pain in my calf and swelling in my leg?

ASAP evaluation!: Your pain may be to a blood clot, neuropathy, infection, muscle injury, tendonitis, nerve irritation, or possibly even a tumor. For calf pain with swelling you may need an ultrasound as soon as possible to prevent a potential fatal complication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more