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Swelling And Bruising From A Leg Fall
Fibula break with ligament tear. Pain with severe swelling and bruising. Now ankle and top off foot numb. Is this from swelling?
Fibula break with li: Yes, the nerves are compressed because of the swelling and the foot can become numb. Get off your foot, elevate it, use crutches so that there is no weight on this foot asap and get treated either with a soft cast for a few days than a hard cast or surgery, let your orthopedist decide depending on the x-rays either way you should not put any weight on this limb or you can dislocate the fracture. ...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
Direct blow to inner side of ankle from chinch (girth) buckle riding horse still bruising/swelling a week later with severe tenderness. Just bruised?
Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot.ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?
Blood clot?: Swelling of one lower leg, especially after an injury, can be a sign of a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). This is serious, because if you have a DVT, parts of the clot can break off and spread through your circulation to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus, which is very dangerous! Please go to an ER now. ...Read more
Elbow contusion due to sand rail accident. Severe bruising from elbow to shoulder. Sprained wrist and extreme swelling. No feeling in hand and cold.?
My left leg is swollen from the thigh down to the leg from a blood clot cause i'm on blood thinner. How long would swelling and pain last?
Blood clots: Depending on how bad your clot was the leg could be larger forever. Though some of the swelling will go down. I don't know how long you have had this but it could be months before it improves. Your doctor can recommend pain meds based on what medication you take. ...Read more
Pain on and off in left calf and knee and behind knee. Bruise next to shin and little swelling. Could pain b from that? Scared of it being a bloodclot
Pain in knee/calf: Did you have an injury? Could be from brusie, sprain if exercising or bakers cyst but would follow up today with doctor/urgent care make sure you do not have a clot in your calf ( especially if you smoke or are on BCP) as that is serious . Check d-dimer or get a sonongram. ...Read more
Yes-go to ER ASAP: Your description is very suspicious for a blood clot called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). You should go to the er asap for evaluation. The clots can move or form in your lung(s) becoming what is called a pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal (can kill you). Get it checked out now--this may be a potentially life threatening emergency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hit the top of foot by outside ankle 2 days ago. Very little swelling and bruising. Now aches from big toe up to back lower leg. Could I be broken?
Soft tissue trauma.: An x-ray can be used to identify most fractures for sure. So, removing all doubt would necessitate having an x-ray. My take is that you have managed to traumatize either a nerve or tendon passing through the area. Unfortunately an x-ray won't show these problems. An evaluation would help in isolating the source of your pain. Thank you for consulting Healthtap. ...Read more
Pain in back of thigh and knee with bruising (some purple) and swelling. Pain more present while standing or sitting or when leg is straight?
What can I do for leg swelling from a broken blood vessel from a fall we have done hot packs and raised leg up but there is a lot of pain and black and blue in foot
Evaluation: Possible doppler venous study.Get a more detailed answer ›
34yr old with pain behind right knee into top of calf when bending leg or walking. Dont see any bruising or swelling. How to tell if its a blood clot?
I had a sudden onset of one leg, ankle and foot swelling. It is causing pain and a loss of flexibility in the ankle. No injury, long trips or infec.
Not debatable...: Whether or not you presently have these symptoms are had them in the past, an obvious concern is a possible blood clot. This dangerous condition can happen without a clear history of trauma, prolonged inactivity or for that matter, without any apparent reason at all. Regardless of the actual cause, the goal now is to have it evaluated immediately. Untreated, a DVT can have catastrophic effects. ...Read more
Have pain in the back of my knee, no swelling redness or warmth, haven't injured it; could it a blood clot or dvt?
Gravity : Typically, if there is swelling around the knee, gravity will push that fluid to the lower leg. Another possibility is that swelling from the knee joint will leak out the back of the knee through a Baker's cyst. Although unlikely, a blood clot has to be considered, especially if you've been immobilized. See a doctor very soon or call the one already treating you for more advice as soon as possible ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain bottom of foot. Discomfort and tenderness in spots from back of knee down calf. Leg feels heavy and foot dragging a bit. Dvt? Musclar? Nerve?
Evaluation : you should not wait. Go see a physician to be evaluated. If a DVT you could have significant issues if not treated immediately. ...Read more
Swelling to ankle: Can be definitive for a clotting disorder such as taking Aspirin or anticoagulant drugs such as Plavix or coumadin (warfarin). Trauma or injury could also play a role. Seek medical attention especially if you have other medical problems or take medications such as steroids for something else that could make this problem worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discomfort in left leg from back of knee down to foot. Occasional twitching and heaviness. Could it be a dvt? Long train ride. No other risks.
What could cause pain, bruising and swelling of outer and top of ankle right after running a pain free half marathon?
What would be causing bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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