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Lower Leg Swelling (Definition)

Is it one leg or both? Has there been recent trauma? The definition is enlargement of the lower leg. Could be superficial fluid accumulation or it could edema (swelling) of one or both of the muscles of the lower leg: the gastrecnemious and the soleous muscles. Internet consult not enough, see ...Read more


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My calf is swollen and tight?

My calf is swollen and tight?

Get checked: Can be dvt. Many things need to be ruled out. Better see a physician. ...Read more

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My daughters left calf is swollen. and heavy to lift why?

My daughters left calf is swollen. and heavy to lift why?

Possible injury: You mention something about a "fractured knee". I am concerned about this in association with a swollen calf. There may be a problem with blood return, a possible blood clot, or an injury to the leg itself which is causing the swelling. In any event, further evaluation and x-rays are indicated. May even need an ultrasound of blood flow. But asymmetric swelling of a limb in a child is NEVER normal ...Read more

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My daughters left calf is swollen and feels heavy to lift why?

Many possibilities: There are many possible etiologies for a swollen calf. Trauma, infection, edema to name a few. Most of which require a doctor to examine her leg. ...Read more

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My left calf is swollen all the way to my knew after walking and i'm feeling pain in the back of my head, what should I do ?

See your doctor: A swollen calf can either be muscular or vascular in origin. A clot or deep venous thrombosis is something that should be evaluated right away. If your calf is swollen, tender when you squeeze it and perhaps warmer than the other one, then you should see someone sooner rather than later. In the meantime take an Aspirin three times a day, wrap the calf in an ace and try to stay off of it. ...Read more

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Ciyatic nerv is killing me the pain is from my hip to heal down the back of my leg.My wife just told me that my calf is swollen bigger that the other.?

Ciyatic nerv is killing me the pain is from my hip to heal down the back of my leg.My wife just told me that my calf is swollen bigger that the other.?

See your doc now.: Pain down a leg, swelling and pain in the calf, pain so severe that it impairs gait and can barely walk--something serious is going on. Could be severe lumbar spine, hip or knee disorder, clot in a leg vein (thrombophlebitis), a dissecting popliteal cyst in back of knee, or a dissecting artey in your leg. Get to the doc, now. ...Read more

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What could this be? My left calf is swollen and red, my ankles hurt, I am having cold chills and shaking badly, and i sometimes can't make it to the bathroom.

What could this be? My left calf is swollen and red, my ankles hurt, I am having cold chills and shaking badly, and i sometimes can't make it to the bathroom.

You : You might have cellulitis, an infection. The fact that you're having chills is concerning me. If you can't get your doctor on the phone right away, please go to the er asap. ...Read more