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One Swollen Leg And Ankle
What do you suggest if my friend is 32, she has systemic lupus and she was wondering could that be the cause of swollen leg, feet, and ankles?
Yes: See should see her doctor for these problems
Hubby came home from work with a swollen leg from his ankle, to his knee, warm to the touch, and discolored. Ideas? He has no bug bites. Is overweight
Swollen leg, only right side. Looks severe at the ankles. No pain. Not injured. I'm on metoprolol for arrhythmia. Swelling doesn't go away for 2 days?
DVT: Any patient with leg swelling isolated to one side should be considered to have a deep vein thrombosis until proven otherwise. A simple ultrasound test to look at the veins in the legs can make the diagnosis. Other possible etiologies for unilateral leg swelling include things like lymphedema. Please get this checked out.See 1 more doctor answer
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See your PCP: It should be evaluated and diagnosed since there are some serious conditions which can cause this. In the meantime elevate the leg and apply warm wet compresses if it is painful. Don't postpone evaluation! This is an important sign.See 1 more doctor answer
Two possibilities.: Cellulitis is a deep skin infection which is very serious and needs to be addressed right away. It causes swelling warmth and pain and can cause sepsis. It is treated with antibiotics. The other cause is thrombophlebitis which is a clot in the deep veins of the leg. This is a medical emergency and needs prompts diagnosis and treatment. Both conditions can look identical. Get more tests!See 1 more doctor answer
Swollen leg: Firstly, it is important to determine the source of the swollen leg. If this is result of an infection then leg elevation would be important. If this is a more chronic condition then use of a compression stocking would be very helpful and then there would be no reason not to be walking.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This is common with venous insufficiency in which patients develop venous stasis ulcerations or "holes in the skin". The problem is the valves in the veins aren't functioning properly and blood that should return to the heart stays in the lower extremity. The build up of fluid causes the skin to breakdown and open up.See 3 more doctor answers
Blisters: Extreme swelling of the leg will usually cause "water blisters" to form, rather than actually split the skin. These amy go on to form sores or ulcerations and are difficult to heal.