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Swelling Near Upper Left Leg Symptoms
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
There is swelling on my left leg without any injury and it pains when I use to move my leg. What is it ?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
He woke up this morning and his left leg was swelling and purple all the way up the leg what could be wrong?
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
When I lift my left leg there is pain just above thigh where it bends , front thigh. No discoloration or swelling ,what can it be?
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
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
I'm a 40 yr. old female with swelling and pain in my left leg, and it hurts to walk. Not on any medication. ?
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
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.
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
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?
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
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