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Doctor insights on: Swelling Near Upper Left Leg Symptoms

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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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I've been having mild pain and some numbness on my left leg for about a week now. Mostly around the knee and calf area. No swelling or other symptoms?

I've been having mild pain and some numbness on my left leg for about a week now. Mostly around the knee and calf area. No swelling or other symptoms?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause swelling in the left leg?

Is there anything that can cause swelling in the left leg?

Blood Flow: If it is not a muscle spasm, or denigration of tissues, it is usually an accumulation of excess blood pooling in the leg. The lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body due to the valves in the blood vessels. Without proper blood flow pain can result in the leg and feet. Go to your cardiologist doctor and have them check you lower leg blood flow and valves. ...Read more

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There is swelling on my left leg without any injury and it pains when I use to move my leg. What is it ?

There is swelling on my left leg without any injury and it pains when I use to move my leg. What is it ?

Leg swelling: Pain and swelling of the leg can be many things. Blood clots (deep vein thrombosis), lympadema, tumors, infections can all be problems. See a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Does spondylolisthesis cause swelling in the left leg?

Does spondylolisthesis cause swelling in the left leg?

No: Most likely no. It would have to be a high grade slip to push against the blood vessels to and from your leg. If you have swelling of one foot/ankle, talk to your primary doctor. It can be a sign of a blood clot. ...Read more

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What can I do if my left leg is swelling when i travel for more than 3 hours, why?

No movement: When you sit with your legs in the dependent position for long periods the flow of blood back up to your heart is slower due to gravity, thus the pooling of blood, water, and all other fluids in your feet and legs. Get up and walk around every hour or so or flex your calf muscles. Muscle contractions help squeeze veins and push fluids back up from your legs to your body's core to get re-oxygenated. ...Read more

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My aunt has elephantaisis, her left leg is swelling and has lasions very big leg what can we do to help her?

My aunt has elephantaisis, her left leg is swelling and has lasions very big leg what can we do to help her?

Difficult problem: This is essentially a problem of the lymphatic system. In rare instances this may be caused by parasites and should be evaluated. In most lymphatic compression and support may help. In more severe cases surgery may be warranted to devulk the extremity. ...Read more

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He woke up this morning and his left leg was swelling and purple all the way up the leg what could be wrong?

He woke up this morning and his left leg was swelling and purple all the way up the leg what could be wrong?

Sometimes a clot: in the leg may look like that or cellulitis which is infection can be like that. either way he needs to see a doctor ...Read more

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Is it normal to have one leg .25 in bigger than the other? No redness, swelling or warmth. Just noticed left leg .25 in bigger

Is it normal to have one leg .25 in bigger than the other? No redness, swelling or warmth. Just noticed left leg .25 in bigger

Error in measurement: You have to measure your leg exactly at the same spot otherwise you will find a discrepancy. Bottom line as long as there is no edema redness or swelling or bruises or pain you are OK ...Read more

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I had a direct vision urethrotomy on Wed and am now experiencing swelling in my left leg over the last day. Is this normal? I slept awkwardly though

I had a direct vision urethrotomy on Wed and am now experiencing swelling in my left leg over the last day. Is this normal? I slept awkwardly though

Here are some...: Swelling in a leg for no clear reason is no normal and should spur professional evaluation NOW to assure no DVT (deep vein thrombosis. To have things done correctly, follow instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with Doc so to achieve better benefit of healthcare. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Circulation or muscl: The symptoms could be circulation - either an inflammation in theveins or arteries or an acute tendonitis. Consult your physician or podiatrist to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Left leg swelling and redness, what could it be?

Left leg swelling and redness, what could it be?

Several things: The one thing you want to make sure you don't have first is a blood clot. Clots in deep or superficial veins can do this. It could also be an infection. Need to get it checked out. ...Read more

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My left leg and foot are swelling. Is there something i can take to decrease the swelling?

Swelling: Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. If you are having calf pain and redness with the swelling, you should go to the er to rule out a blood clot in the leg. ...Read more

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Left leg middle of shin and ankle swelling and pain?

Leg pain: If not activity related could be related to blood clot (dvt), could be infectious such as cellulitis, or could be inflamed such as gout. Not enough information here to really be more definitive. ...Read more

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I'm a 40 yr. old female with swelling and pain in my left leg, and it hurts to walk. Not on any medication. ?

I'm a 40 yr. old female with swelling and pain in my left leg, and it hurts to walk. Not on any medication. ?

Muscle strain: could also be arthritic joint if the swelling is near the near or ankle or deep vein thrombosis which would need treatment if the pain is above the knee. ...Read more

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Pain top of left leg when I stand or move it , no pain on rest and can't see any swelling it's been 2 weeks now any ideas ?

See a doctor: IT COULD ONE OF MANY DIAGNOSIS if the pain is on the top of the leg it could be a muscle fatigue,varicoses vein,or arterial spasm if you are a smoker apply heat pad and take ibuprofen 600 mg three time a day with meals as long as you are allergic to it you might need a vascular ultrasound for a verification so the best advice is to see your doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Hello I hv cellulitics on left leg. All rashes has been gone but swelling... swelling is till there & it almost one month m suffering from it. ?

Hello
I hv cellulitics on left leg.
All rashes has been gone but swelling...
swelling is till there & it almost one month m suffering from it.
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Chronic lymphedema: Your lymphatic system that drains fluids from various body parts was likely inflamed during the cellulitis. The resulting leg swelling can take months to years to forever to completely resolve. Use compression hose, elevate leg as much as possible above level of heart and consider use of a compression machine or massage to reduce the fluid burden. Consult with a vascular surgeon may be helpful. ...Read more

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I've been having cold chills in only y left leg for a couple of days, it comes and goes, there is never pain, redness or swelling. what could this be?

I've been having cold chills in only y left leg for a couple of days, it comes and goes, there is never pain, redness or swelling. what could this be?

Nerve: This may be an irritable nerve in the leg causing this sensation intermittently. If this symptom persists, a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Any appropriate testing will be ordered after the assessment. ...Read more

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Is overweigth for 50 lbs can cause leg swelling or enlarge leg w/o pain and redness just little big cmpare to left leg after i was cured of cillulitis?

Is overweigth for 50 lbs can cause leg swelling or enlarge leg w/o pain and redness just little big cmpare to left leg after i was cured of cillulitis?

Maybe: I'm going to guess what you are trying to ask here, b/c your question is all over the place. Weight gain can lead to leg swelling, though one would expect both legs to swell. If you had cellulitis in a leg, it can lead to a long standing swelling problem. Consider use of medical compression hose, 20-30mm hg. Knee high should work. ...Read more