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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Swelling In One Leg

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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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What are the causes of and what is the remedy for swelling feet, ankles, and legs?

What are the causes of and what is the remedy for swelling feet, ankles, and legs?

Venous insufficiency: The most common cause is non-functioning valves in the leg veins. This allows back flow of blood and body fluids seeping into the tissues. There are other causes involving the heart, kidneys, liver. Get checked out by your internist. The remedy is compression stockings, elevation of the legs, surgical intervention by a vascular specialist, diet modification. ...Read more

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I taking pd yet still have swelling in legs and feet is there a treatment?

I taking pd yet still have swelling in legs and feet is there a treatment?

Yes: Swelling of the feet and legs is a symptom which comes on with prolonged sitting/standing, obesity, venous incompetence, heart failure, kidney problems, and persistence of this should prompt you to seek help of a phlebologist. Check out www.Phlebology.Org to find one in your area. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for swelling in leg from lymph nodes?

What is the treatment for swelling in leg from lymph nodes?

Many possibilities: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling of leg once DVT treatment starts?

Stockings: According to the national blood clot alliance, if you have had a deep vein thrombosis (dvt), it is common to have residual swelling in the leg after the initial treatment. Graduated compression stockings help increase blood flow in the legs and reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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What can I do for lingering swelling in my lower leg after cellulitis treatment?

What can I do for lingering swelling in my lower leg after cellulitis treatment?

Ted hose: Wear compression stockings. But only after your doc has looked at your leg and doesn't think you still have a lingering cellulitis or anything else causing the swelling. Also if you have very bad circulation, you should wear the stockings only if your doc says it's ok. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the best treatment for lower leg swelling?

I want to know what's the best treatment for lower leg swelling?

Depends on cause of: The swelling: 1: blood clot, once diagnosed can be treated with clot busters, 2: rupture of a cyst behind the knee, is treated with pain meds, etc. 3: if swelling is due to a bony lesion, its removal can be done; 4: soft tissue swelling, from a tumor, infection, fluid collection(incl. Blood) will need to be removed or drained. Ask your pcp for the specific symptoms that you have, and he'll help. ...Read more

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Please tell me precautions after treatment for cellulitis at lower leg. I often have swelling at the lower leg ?

Please tell me precautions after treatment for cellulitis at lower leg. I often have swelling at the lower leg ?

Treat swelling: The key to long term success and prevention of future problems is to aggressively treat the leg swelling. Wound centers often use multilayer compression wraps to get swelling controlled and compression stockings to maintain it. You might also be a candidate for a home compression pump or even a venous ablation procedure . Ask your doctor about these treatments. ...Read more

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Bruise on leg from a fall on a scooter , what is the treatment how long does the pain last there is no swelling , just discoloration ?

Pain: It depends whether you bruised your muscle oly or had a bone bruise as well. Initiallt iwould use ice packs to reduce the swelling. After 48 hours i would start using hot packs especially if you have only muscle involvement. A bone bruise may take up to 2 months to heal. Discolorationmay take up to a month to clear depending on how ectensive the bruise is. ...Read more

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My legs & hands are swelling since 1 month.I have been sitting for long time at a place.What will be the reasons behind it & what will be the remedy.

My legs & hands are swelling since 1 month.I have been sitting for long time at a place.What will be the reasons behind it & what will be the remedy.

Prolonged sitting: Prolonged sitting can lead to swelling of the feet, and the best treatment is to get up an walk/stretch every 20-30 minutes. Holding your hands down (in a dependent position), and clothing that restricts the upper arm can explain hand swelling. There are also a host of medical conditions that can cause such swelling - see your doctor if this doesn't improve. ...Read more