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One leg swelling and painful. Negative ct and 3 negative ultrasound for blood clots. Elevated ddimer. What could this be. It's really swollen and hurt?
I have r lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays , knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray fatty deposits around heart ?
Possible lymphedema: This may be due to lymphedema with the heart deposits that will cause swelling to the area. This may also be due to some other form of vascular compromise to your right lower extermity, not a dvt. Your vascular surgeon should be able to ascertain why the swelling persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
38 weeks pregnant w R mild pitting edema to dorsum and lateral ankle, no swelling above the ankle. Doppler was negative for DVT, I want a repeat doppler?
No need. : If you had a negative doppler for a DVT a repeat will not show any thing new. At your stage of pregnancy it is not uncommon to have swollen ankles. Sometimes it can be more one leg than the other, but usually symmetrical. If you develop pain in your calf in that leg you will need to get it checked out quickly as that can be a symptom for a possible DVT. ...Read more
How accurate is ultrasound? Have posterior lower leg swelling (ankle to calf). Multiple MRI and ultrasound returned nothing. Lymphedema ruled out too.
Ankle smankle: You need to describe the location of the ankle tendonitis. Is it front, back, inside, outside painful to stand or move? What was done to confirm the diagnosis of tendonitis. If you are continuing to use the ankle is that motion now causing compensatory swelling? Or is something else really going on? A lot to think about but it will make your problem easier to solve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unilateral low leg swelling w/ distended non varicose vein. Leg throbs after walking up stairs. General squeeze feeling. ABI neg. Is this arterial?
Leg Pain: Your symptoms do not sound like they are arterial. Pain walking up stairs often times is muscular or joint related. Leg swelling is not typical of an arterial problem and I doubt that the distended vein is the cause of your problem. You should see an orthopedic doctor and also have a venous ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen feet n legs, neg leg Doppler n blood work 2 check kidneys. Now left big toe hurts a lot when walking no injury. Any suggestions?
38 was preg, R foot pitting edema, doppler neg for DVT, but sluggish blood flow of popliteal vein. Concerned that DVT was missed, scared of dev a PE!
Possiblity: Sluggish blood flow can be caused by your pregnancy also. Your uterus pushes against your inferior vena cava which is the main blood vessel that drains blood to the heart. If you are not having shortness of breathe and or chest pains, it is less likely you have a PE. Dopplers are quite accurate in detecting DVTs. ...Read more
Foot swollen, pain on top of ft. When walking. Some redness. Xray neg labs neg for gout, cellulitis, arthritis. No trauma. Calf tight when flexed?
50y.O. Female.Both leg varicose vein stripped 10 yrs ago. Leg edematous and painful after standing(walking).Leg angio CT n/s. What do I do?!
D-dimer: D-dimer is a blood test used to help detect clots in your body or those that have embolized to your lungs. Physicians use d-dimer if they think that you have a low probability of having a clot but want to rule it out. Your test was high so the physician did the appropriate testing to determine if there was a clot. This means that your lab was falsely positive and can be elevated for other reasons ...Read more
Painful ankle, burning sensation, stiff, difficulty bearing weight. No injury done. Surgery post 1.1 years. Ct scan = large fluid in ankle joint/reces?
Swollen hard red lumps on lower legs & ankles swollen w/ very sore hip, knee & ankle joints. Mainly hurts after resting. One heel aches a lot flatfeet?
Needs to be checked : We do not have enough information to tell you what is causing your symptoms of swollen lumps and pain in the joints. We don't know how old you are and what other co existing condition you might have and if you are taking any medicine. Etc. We need a detailed history and physical exam and you may need blood test and if indicated some imaging like xrayes or others like MRI etc,Consult your doctor ...Read more
May Be the Arteries: There are many causes of discoloration of the ankles and feet. Ruling out a blood clot is good but those usually occur in the veins. Having pain and discoloration in the feet and ankles is often due to a decrease in the blood flow. I recommend seeing a vascular specialist in your area for blood flow testing. ...Read more
Wells score for DVT = low. Elevated d-dimer. Negative compression ultrasound of entire leg. Still have cramping in calf. Should i be concerned?
Reassuring: An elevated d-dimer is very nonspecific. Having a low wells score and a negative lower extremity ultrasound is very reassuring that you do not have a dvt. ...Read more
Xrays & ddimer done on leg nothing found.Pain down shin &ankle.dr said maybe suprficil clots on ankle.Hip& top thigh sore.Months of pain.worse walking?
Mgt: The D Dimer and chest radiograph may not be fully accurate in the diagnosis of a thrombosis or embolism. With your symptoms, I would advise having a V/Q scan of your chest and another ultrasound of your lower extremities including upper legs. Other imaging can include a chest CT. Do you have any shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms. ...Read more
Elevated d dimer level, CT scan of lungs normal.Left chest/neck/shoulder pain. Leg slight swelling and painful twitches in legs(ultrasound normal)why?
Need more informatio: We need more information on your laboratory finding, your clincial evlaaution, your examination. Your physicians were looking for blood clots, emboli. You need to discuss this with your physicians. ...Read more
Pain behind knee cap. Bulging foot veins. Leg hurts when pressure applied. Cramping in calf and thigh. Neg ddimer and ultrasound. What could it be?
Chondromalac/compart: When knees develop early tendonitis change, there can be periods of flare where inflammation and pain can develop behind the kneecap due to cartilage tears. This is also called patellar chondromalacia.There is also concern for compartment syndrome given your vascular complaints. It is thus best to see a Sports Medicine &/or Vascular MD to diagnose what is going on and make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a friend (60+) with swollen ankles. Is there a scan or test to check for clots within the ankle area?
There is a lump or knot in the vein/artery(?) behind my right knee. Could that be a blood clot, should I be concerned? I'm 62 years old, overweight, work in a office , mostly sit for over 9 hours/day. I have recently been having swollen ankles and can h
Get checked: Swelling and pain in the ankles can be caused by multiple things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A number of things.: Diabetics can have swollen ankles from unrecognized fractures, problems with circulation, or fluid retention without vascular issues. See your primary care doctor or an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and treatment. www.orthodoc.aaos.org/foot ankle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peripheral edema: Most important is close folow with your pcp ! evaluate and monitor blood pressure and ekg and cardiac functions. Also, want to evaluate and monitor blood flow to limbs. Watch dietary intake of high sodium foods that may contribute to fluid retention. Elevate limbs above level of heart during hours of slumber. Wear therapeutic compression stockings or garments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get diagnosed: It could be from "being on your feet". But there are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in this area should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
If concerned, yes: This requires medical assessment. If you are concerned that it is serious, then asap. If not, set up an appointment. ...Read more