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Leg Swelling (Definition)

Leg swelling could be due to infection, allergy, poor circulation/congestive heart failure or lymphadema. If you have leg swelling you ...Read more


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My nan have very swollen legs and ankles. She is 74. On water tablets for this. Now the legs are weeping water and very painful?

My nan have very swollen legs and ankles. She is 74. On water tablets for this. Now the legs are weeping water and very painful?

Swollen legs: Swollen les can be caused by many different things such as high blood pressure, infection, heart or kidney failure but when weeping drainage it may be much more serious like cellulitis. Call the dr. Right away. ...Read more

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My husband has a painful body and leg rash and swollen legs from trying to quit meth . this is the 3rd day. What can help?

My husband has a painful body and leg rash and swollen legs from trying to quit meth . this is the 3rd day. What can help?

Pain, swollen legs: You must take him to see his Primary doctor as soon as possible. He may be sent to another section after his doctor has seen him. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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One leg swelling and painful. Negative ct and 3 negative ultrasound for blood clots. Elevated ddimer. What could this be. It's really swollen and hurt?

One leg swelling and painful. Negative ct and 3 negative ultrasound for blood clots. Elevated ddimer. What could this be. It's really swollen and hurt?

If left leg: is the swollen one, then you need further evaluation of your iliac vein for compression from overlying arteries. This is called May Thurner Syndrome. Further info at sir web.org. Also doctor finder if you need a referral to an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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My neighbor have swollen legs and ankles a sevire case of physorsis on legs it appears grayish in color what is a good cream for that thanks?

My  neighbor  have  swollen legs and ankles a  sevire case of physorsis  on legs it appears grayish in color  what is a good cream for that  thanks?

No miracle cream...: Unfortunately, there is no good cream for he treatment of psoriasis, swollen ankles and legs. Severe cases of psoriasis need to be evaluated by a skin specialist to confirm and offer the appropriate treatment options for your particular situation. Swollen legs and ankles can be more concerning. It is important to realize the true nature of the swelling and its treatment before it gets worse. ...Read more

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After 3.5 hour car ride very swollen legs and ankles. Lasted 3 days. Normal BP. Other time swollen after walking &bus. Very swollen after flight. Why?

After 3.5 hour car ride very swollen legs and ankles. Lasted 3 days. Normal BP. Other time swollen after walking &bus. Very swollen after flight. Why?

See below: Swelling of feet and legs could be from insufficiency where valves in veins cannot overcome gravity and blood settles in legs and feet. Lymphedema can also cause fluid to accumulate there. Elevate feet/legs whenever possible. Elastic stockings and compression therapy may help. See your physician for evaluation to find cause and get treatment. ...Read more

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I had bloods done doctor told me I have low albumin and now I have swollen legs and ankles how can I get rid of edema?

I had bloods done doctor told me I have low albumin and now I have swollen legs and ankles how can I get rid of edema?

Need evaluation: The reason for the low albumin needs to be determined and treated. The edema is likely due to low albumin. Albumin infusion and a diuretic would help, and you would need prescription for that. However, that would only be a temporary measure and the underlying cause needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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I've had swollen legs and ankles for 1 week and now my vagina lips and pubic area are swollen and i'm peeing lots more too?

I've had swollen legs and ankles for 1 week and now my vagina lips and pubic area are swollen and i'm peeing lots more too?

Dependent edema: Not certain of why you have lower extremity edema. There are several causes, some serious like congestive heart failure. If you lie down following an episode of lower extremity edema the edema fluid may settle in the lowest point of your body which is often the genitals. See your doctor to find out why you have edema. ...Read more

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Sunburn swollen legs ankles what should I do?

Sunburn swollen legs ankles what should I do?

Apply aloe: Elevate the legs and take an antiinflammatory like Motrin or alleve if not contraindicated for any reason. ...Read more

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What will my blood be tested for if I go in with severely swollen legs/feet/ankles?

What will my blood be tested for if I go in with severely swollen legs/feet/ankles?

It depends: With blood tests, they may order certain tests that look for inflammatory processes such as arthritis, infection etc. They may look for medical reasons for swelling that might indicate thyroid problems, electrolyte issues. There are many possible tests that can be ordered, so ask the doctor what tests are being ordered, and why. Good luck. ...Read more

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My friend was diagnoise with a condition associated with lack of roper blood flow from and to the heart swollen legs ankles rough scaley skin ?

My friend was diagnoise with a condition associated with  lack of roper blood flow from and to the heart swollen legs  ankles  rough scaley skin ?

And Your Question...: You may have something there. Your friend should be under the care of a physician. The swelling ankles and legs should be relayed to your friend's doctor, if he doesn't know already. ...Read more

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Do i need to go to the ER for the past 4 days I have had swollen legs ankle feet fingers and face now it hurts to walk on my feet they burning?

Do i need to go to the ER for the past 4 days I have had swollen legs ankle feet fingers and face now it hurts to walk on my feet they burning?

No: No, but do make an appointment with your regular primary physician. Although it is a scary condition, it is probably not an emergency and you'll be better served by seeing your pcp. If he or she thinks it's serious, then you may be admitted but it'll be better and more efficient care than the ed from your symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a bakers cyst. Advised to rest leg, swelling and pain still no better. Now my ankle hurt & is also swollen. Ddimer ruled out dvt. ?

Diagnosed with a bakers cyst. Advised to rest leg, swelling and pain still no better. Now my ankle hurt & is also swollen. Ddimer ruled out dvt. ?

A negative : D-dimer usually indicated no clot is present assuming the clot has fully formed and begun to break down. It is possible your bakers cyst ruptured....This could cause leakage of synovial fluid, swelling and pain. I'd follow up with my orthopedist. ...Read more

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I was on indomethacin for 3 weeks have had extremely swollen legs and ankles stopped medicine .And now so sick to my stomach and vomiting.?

I was on indomethacin  for 3 weeks have had extremely  swollen legs and ankles stopped medicine .And now  so sick to my stomach and  vomiting.?

See doc ASAP: This could be related to the Indomethacin use... Kidney problems from the medicine use can cause swelling into the legs and ankles. But it can also be completely unrelated. With the leg swelling and now vomiting, your symptoms are serious enough to warrant a thorough evaluation by your doctor. If your doctor is not available, please go to urgent care or ed. ...Read more

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My legs and ankles have been swollen and painful for 2 days now i walked a lot 2 days prior but have done so in the past but this has never happened?.?

BLE edema : This degree of dependent edema or edema from venous insufficiency is less likely in a 24 yr old. Profile lists 2 meda which may provide further information. Ibuprofen/nsaids can cause edema & variables unique to you may explain why this would be the case. Synthroid (thyroxine) could indicate hypothyroid under treatment or pretibital myxedema. Many internal causes are possible that your dr could assess for. ...Read more

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For over a week my lower torso all the way down to my ankles is extends painful and my legs and buttocks are swollen and very hard and painful?

For over a week my lower torso all the way down to my ankles is extends painful and my legs and buttocks are swollen and very hard and painful?

Anasarca?: Hi. We need much more information. Do you have any known liver, kidney, lung, or congestive heart failure diseases? What you describe sounds like it could be edema. Please see your doc for an evaluation and diagnostic testing. Good luck? ...Read more

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I have pain in my knees that shoot down to my legs and it's very painful my thighs, legs \u0026 ankles are very swollen, I don't know what it is?

I have pain in my knees that shoot down to my legs and it's very painful my thighs, legs \u0026 ankles are very swollen, I don't know what it is?

May be polyarthritis: The swelling of the ankles is not as specific as swelling of the joints. the amount of pain you're having needs to be clarified with the swelling. You'll need an evaluation by a rheumatologist to clarify this clinical picture ...Read more