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Pain Leg Swelling
I am experiencing leg pain, leg swelling and calf swelling my leg is red hot to touch my gp is not open don't know what to do ?
Usually an emergency: Calf-swelling with pain is usually an emergency because doctors want to evaluate the patient to see if there is a blood clot in the leg. Such a clot can break off a chunk, flow to the lungs, and be fatal. There are other causes of leg pain and swelling, but always rule out the potentially lethal ones first. One should tell doctors about any surgeries, injuries, medications, prolonged sitting, etc. ...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
Dad is experiencing leg pain, leg swelling and leg tenderness in right upper leg near main artery, ultrasound is clear but has severe pain can't walk?
Keep looking: Was the ultrasound done to look for a blood clot, or something else. There are multiple conditions that could be causing it, and there are more sensitive tests as well. It can be from the back, from the hip, or still be vascular related. I would say clearly that something is not right and to keep looking. An MRI of both the hip and the lumbar spine may be a consideration. ...Read more
I am experiencing leg pain, leg swelling, abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (severity: mild) (side: left upper) (quality: throbbing) and const?
You should be seen: You should see a doctor. You need an exam and possibly testing. ...Read more
I am experiencing calf pain and leg swelling from a horse kick injury. 5 days ago,center spot still red and warm. Should I be taking nsaids daily?
Fractured femur/tibia.Healed.Now pain in leg swelling over tibia.Had bone scan/mri femur bone thin.3 dr's later no help.Pain mangment dr now. Help!
Have it checked: Lowe leg tenderness and swelling, particularly when these symptoms are in one leg only, suggests phlebitis or even venous thrombosis. It would be wise to have this checked. In the meantime wrapping the leg in an ace bandage (4 inch) decreased activity and elevate the leg would help. Also one aspirin 3 times a day. Good luck. ...Read more
Here are some systems, on going weight loss no apittite, numbness down leg, pain down same leg, swelling and sometimes hard time walking on that side?
At your age: These symptoms are significant and require a face to face visit with your doctor asap. Online forums won't help you, and will only wind up causing confusion and unnecessary concern. Call your doctor today. ...Read more
13 weeks after ankle sprain, was put under scotchcast for 3 weeks in beginning, now still pains on standing for more than 5 mins, pain in lower leg, swelling?
My son is experiencing leg pain. The following also describe him: Lower leg pain, Leg tenderness, Leg swelling, Calf pain, Insomnia, Knee pain, Aching muscles, and Painful swollen joints. What should he do?
Elevated d dimer level, CT scan of lungs normal.Left chest/neck/shoulder pain. Leg slight swelling and painful twitches in legs(ultrasound normal)why?
Need more informatio: We need more information on your laboratory finding, your clincial evlaaution, your examination. Your physicians were looking for blood clots, emboli. You need to discuss this with your physicians. ...Read more
Leg pain and swelling of unknown etiology. Doctors are calling it chronic. If it was never properly diagnosed how does it go from acute to chronic?
More consults???: Consult with a Vascular Surgeon, Functional Medicine specialist, Nutritionist. What is your BMI? What is your BP? How active are you.. do you sit long periods at a time. What is your diet like? Has lymphedema been ruled out. What are the results of your plasma proteins, plasma osmolality/osmolarity? There are many factors to consider. ...Read more
I had a d dimer yesterday for leg pain no swelling came bk negative now im panicking i took 75mg aspirin 24 hours before test can this give false neg?
How accurate is doppler ultrasound for blood clots in leg? Had test done came back negative still having pain in leg no swelling
Venous Doppler: A venous duplex ultrasound is the gold standard to diagnose DVT from the groin to the lower calf. Between the mid abdomen and groin a cat scan, cat scan angiogram with the venous phase or an MRV would be the methods of choice to find a clot. There are many causes of leg pain and a clot is only one of them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have factor v leiden and the past two days I've been having leg pain minimum swelling and now chest pains when I raise my arms. When to go to dr??
Risk of clots: Factor V Leiden is associated with an increased risk of blood clots. Is the minimal swelling and leg pain in one leg (calf) or in both legs? Any shortness of breath? If your leg and chest pains are bilateral and there is no shortness of breath you are probably fine. If the leg pain/swelling is unilateral and you are short of breath you should be seen by a physician today. ...Read more
Left lower leg pain (shin) swelling sometimes my foot feels cold shin feels cold feel if there is something heavy press on shin what could be cause?
CompartmentSyndrome?: One of serveral etiologies to what you describe could be a condition called 'compartment syndrome'. This is seen in pnts who sustain sudden or repetitive trauma to the anterior aspect of the leg. Muscles in this area are tightly bound by fascia and may sometimes swell within a compartment leading to muscel strangulation. You should definitely have this looked at soon. ...Read more
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