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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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Sore leg muscle with swelling and area purple in colour?

Sore leg muscle with swelling and area purple in colour?

A bruise or worse...: Purple color may mean a bruise or bleeding under the skin. A sore muscle can be some bleeding from broken muscle fibers inside the muscle (called a muscle strain). If a person bleeds easily, there can be a hematoma in the muscle. If there are risk factors for a blood clot in the leg, such as recent surgery, injury, taking ocp's, sitting for several hours, etc..., the E.R. Or a doctor should check.

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After healing of tibial fractures, should u always have pain, soreness & swelling in that leg?

After healing of tibial fractures, should u always have pain, soreness & swelling in that leg?

For short peroid: Of time, six month after the healing of the fracture. There is period call the remodeling stage which could go on for several month, this may be cause what you are discribing.

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Went through a rotted deck with my left leg. Leg is swollen and sore with some scrapes. How do I reduce the swelling?

Went through a rotted deck with my left leg. Leg is swollen and sore with some scrapes. How do I reduce the swelling?

See doctor: Leg swelling after such an injury is worrisome for infection. Please your physician immediately for evaluation. Make sure you are up to date on your tetanus immunization.

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A 64 year old man has swelling in the feet and leg with a sore that won't go away also his foot is starting to turn black. What are possible diagnoises?

A 64 year old man has swelling in the feet and leg with a sore that won't go away also his foot is starting to turn black. What are possible diagnoises?

Seek medical care: The swelling could be a venous issue, however with the discoloration you need to worry about poor arterial circulation and possibly impending gangrene. This gentleman should seek medical care promptly.

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Hit my lower leg on metal drawer three days ago. The swelling has gone down a lot, but still bruised & sore. Can I run or exercise or best to wait?

Hit my lower leg on metal drawer three days ago. The swelling has gone down a lot, but still bruised & sore. Can I run or exercise or best to wait?

Run: You may exercise as you can tolerate. It is good that you exercise. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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My ankles suddenly swelled after a day of yard work. I noticed that my calves on the back of my legs were sore. The swelling is like a fluid filled sa?

My ankles suddenly swelled after a day of yard work. I noticed that my calves on the back of my legs were sore. The swelling is like a fluid filled sa?

Time for evaluation.: I can understand why your calves might be sore, especially after working in the yard all day. It might even be possible that some of your ankle swelling may also be caused by the extended yard work. Having said that, there could be something else going on that would best be determined by seeing your family doctor. Perhaps it's time for a physical exam and updated clinical evaluation.

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Front lower leg just above the ankle was sore this morning and now 10 hours later it hurts to touch, walk on and is swelling. Could it be a clot?

Front lower leg just above the ankle was sore this morning and now 10 hours later it hurts to touch, walk on and is swelling. Could it be a clot?

Technically,: It could be but it is not a common place to get one. Gout is another possibility. I would see a doctor if the pain is that bad.

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I just did cardio for only 20 minutes and my legs are now really bloated but not sore. Why does this happen and how can I get rid of the swelling?

I just did cardio for only 20 minutes and my legs are now really bloated but not sore. Why does this happen and how can I get rid of the swelling?

Needs to be checked: We do not know your age and if you have any medical problem and if you are taking any medicine or supplement. You are saying that you have swelling and your legs are sore. It needs to be be checked by your doctor to find the cause of your complaint and treat appropriately

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In the last few days, my toes have been getting black, my thighs sore when sitting. My legs are swelling also. What could it be?

In the last few days, my toes have been getting black, my thighs sore when sitting. My legs are swelling also. What could it be?

Blood flow issue: Sounds like a blood clot or blocked vessel from something else. See a vascular doctor right away! The topic tags below list "african american" so sickle cell could also be an issue.

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Lower leg swelling knee and below. Injured knee 3 days ago. Have been wraping it. Took off wraps to find swelling. E.R. Or wait female 54 working out caused sore knee thus now swelling after wrapping

Lower leg swelling knee and below. Injured knee 3 days ago. Have been wraping it. Took off wraps to find swelling. E.R. Or wait female 54 working out caused sore knee thus now swelling after wrapping

The: The swelling may be due to the wrap preventing appropriate circulation and fluid return in the lower leg. We call this edema. I would recommend that you see your primary care doctor for evaluation of your knee injury to rule out a sprain or tear in the supporting structures. It is unlikley that you have a clot in your leg but this can also be assessed.

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I'm having instability "swelling soreness "tenderness "in my knees with burning outside of knees can't bare weight on my legs what is this from?

I'm having instability "swelling soreness "tenderness "in my knees with burning outside of knees can't bare weight on my legs what is this from?

Knee pain: If you are having bilateral knee pain I would be concerned about an autoimmune problem. If you are heavy it is possible for this to be osteoarthritis. Either way I would get things checked.

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Pain inner foot & ankle. No injury. Very sore to touch. Swelling. Pain worse at rest & radiate to whole foot & leg. Difficult to weight bear from rest?

Pain inner foot & ankle. No injury. Very sore to touch. Swelling. Pain worse at rest & radiate to whole foot & leg. Difficult to weight bear from rest?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes for pain in that area including inflammatory, arthritic, and nerve compression conditions. A detailed exam can likely go a long way in making the diagnosis and then treatment options can be discussed.

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About a month or 2 ago my legs and ankles started swelling, red bumps, very sore and a week ago started oozing clear fluid?

About a month or 2 ago my legs and ankles started swelling, red bumps, very sore and a week ago started oozing clear fluid?

See a doctor: The weeping from the skin might represent lymphatic issues and you want to get the proper care to prevent issues such as scarring or infection. Talk to your doctor about this, and he/she can also determine if it is something else.

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