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Yesterday, both feet & ankles swollen, this mng, only the entire right leg swollen, left leg normal, no pain, just swelling.

Yesterday, both feet & ankles swollen, this mng, only the entire right leg swollen, left leg normal, no pain, just swelling.

One leg swelling: Just one leg swelling in 61 years old needs evaluation for clot. Please see your doctor and get doppler test of this leg. Thanks. ...Read more

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29 y/o female with swollen lower left leg, calf pain, tenderness to touch. Otherwise healthy. Could it be DVT? How do I know when to go to doctor?

29 y/o female with swollen lower left leg, calf pain, tenderness to touch. Otherwise healthy. Could it be DVT? How do I know when to go to doctor?

See a doctor now!: Calf tenderness, swelling and pain in one leg can mean infection, inflammation, blocked lymph channels or DVT. You need to see a doctor to examine and get blood tests and ultrasound if needed. If there is a DVT it needs treatment. Use this assessment to find out your risk of developing one.
http://www. Nhs. Uk/tools/documents/self_assessments_js/assessment. Html? &ASid=71&mobile=true&nosplash=true

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My left leg is red and has been swollen got about 6 weeks, nothing broken. What could be the problem?

My left leg is red and has been swollen got about 6 weeks, nothing broken. What could be the problem?

Doctor can examine: A leg that has been swollen and reddened for six weeks is not normal and can have a serious problem. There can be infection in the bone, or some sort of bone cancer or muscle tumor. Autoimmune disorders causing arthritis can affect the arms and legs. Blockages in blood vessels or lymphatic channels can cause swelling and poor circulation in a leg. A doctor can examine such a leg and run tests. ...Read more

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My leg has a soft bump almost like it's swollen. It doesn't hurt and it's on my lower left leg. When I touch it it's soft.?

My leg has a soft bump almost like it's swollen. It doesn't hurt and it's on my lower left leg. When I touch it it's soft.?

Lump on the leg: Hello and welcome to HealthTap,

Is it mobile? Or attached to over lying skin? What about the color of the overlying skin? It may be a ganglionic cyst or vascular enlargement/ verciose vein, could also be a Lipoma (less likely).

Would you be able to share a picture?

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How accurate is a d dimmer test. Had 2 were negative. My left leg is still a little swollen and a little red some pain. What can cause these symptoms?

How accurate is a d dimmer test. Had 2 were negative. My left leg is still a little swollen and a little red some pain. What can cause these symptoms?

Pretty good: A ddimer, if negative is very accurate. There are many conditions that cause a positive ddimer, but clots nearly always do. If you are really worried, an ultrasound can tell you if there is a clot or not. Without more history it is difficult to say exactly what is going on. Do you have an autoimmune condition? Infection? What did your doc say about it? Ddimer, not perfect, but very good. ...Read more

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My left leg seems to be swollen, what should I do now?

Evaluation urgently: You swollen leg could be a number of different diseases. One of the most concerning would be a blood clot called a dvt. You need an immediate evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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My left leg is swollen and ice cold anyone know what this could be signs of?

My left leg is swollen and ice cold anyone know what this could be signs of?

Blod clot?: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor as soon as possible. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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My left leg is swollen but there's no pain, discoloration or anything like that. I had to measure it to make sure it was actually swollen..

My left leg is swollen but there's no pain, discoloration or anything like that. I had to measure it to make sure it was actually swollen..

Get ultrasound: Get ultrasound if leg urgently. Can have blood clot. Avoid walking around too much until you do this. Can break off and cause blood clot in lung which can be dangerous. ...Read more

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I hit my left leg a couple weeks and and now where it was hit I have a hole and when I touch it its liquidity and it seems to. Be swollen. What is this?

I hit my left leg a couple weeks and and now where it was hit I have a hole and when I touch it its liquidity and it seems to. Be swollen. What is this?

Probably infected: You may have an infection at the site of injury. Whenever you have a breach in the skin integrity the bacteria can get a easy access and sets infections. Have it examined by a physician ...Read more

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Left leg swollen and painful, hurts to walk?

Left leg swollen and painful, hurts to walk?

Strain: If you are active and no real warm up activity before strenous lifting or exercise, this is likely a minor tear at the myotendinous junction of the muscle in your leg. ...Read more

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My left leg really aches. No injury. Trying to keep warm. Not swollen just aches?

My left leg really aches. No injury. Trying to keep warm. Not swollen just aches?

The actual leg?: If its the actual leg (front of the knee to the ankle), may be shin splints, usually on both sides, but can be one sided. Since it "really aches", would advise seeing a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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I had a pain in my left leg earlier when I stood up now the bottom of my leg aches it's not swollen or hot or cold?

Sprain: Unfortunately this is a somewhat vague description but you may have pulled/sprained a muscle/ligament when you stood up. It would be reasonable to give it time and try and NSAID, and if symptoms persist or worsen after a few days then see a physician. ...Read more

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Extreme pain in lower left leg at the back, swollen since I stopped course of tablets, pain to walk, move and rest.?

Extreme pain in lower left leg at the back, swollen since I stopped course of tablets, pain to walk, move and rest.?

Get yourself checked: By your doctor as soon as you can. You may need an ultrasound to make sure that it isn't any vascular problem like a DVT (deep venous thrombosis). ...Read more

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Top of Left leg suddenly started aching, no other pains leg is not swollen or hot It's an ache that's hard to ignore?

Can't ignore pain: If it's getting worse, then don't ignore it. It's impossible to guess what it might be without some more information or an exam. Some things that come to mind are: inguinal hernia (often from lifting), strained muscle, deep vein blood clot (can happen after long car/plane ride), infection (should look red or feel hot). Try a heating pad or ibuprofen. If it doesn't improve, go see someone. ...Read more

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My friend weighs over 400lbs and he sits most of the day. His left leg is swollen. His doctor did not seem concerned. Any advice?

Doppler ultrasound: I agree. Unilateral lower extremity swelling needs to be investigated. I would start first with a doppler ultrasound to make sure he doesn't have a deep vein thrombosis. Your friend has the risk factors: inactivity, obesity... ...Read more

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39 yr old male. Left leg swollen and hurting. If I press his leg with my finger the skin stays down makes a dent. What can that b?

Pitting edema: Swelling of a leg where the indentation from your finger stays indented for a few seconds is called pitting edema. It is related to excess fluid in the tissue. The cause can be related to many things, including inflammation, trauma, blood clot, excess fluid retention, and problems with the heart or kidneys. He should see his primary physician for an exam. ...Read more

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My muscles of the left leg have became very hard and very swollen for no reason. No workout, no injury, nothing. Little pain... What's wrong?

My muscles of the left leg have became very hard and very swollen for no reason. No workout, no injury, nothing. Little pain... What's wrong?

Always a Reason.: There a several reasonable explanations for your complaints. Unfortunately, they all revolve around some form of injury, overuse or activity involvement. You best answer is to be found by being evaluated first your family doctor. He (she) may then decide to send you to a specialist. ...Read more

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The back of my left leg is very swollen since last month and very tender. Have gone to many doctors but can't find out the cause. Where should I go?

The back of my left leg is very swollen since last month and very tender. Have gone to many doctors but can't find out the cause. Where should I go?

If it is sore if you: -squeeze it with your hands, compressing the leg it's a sigh of possible venous thrombosis & needs treatment. Have an internist evaluate you leg, & get referred if needed. ...Read more

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My age is 52, I've no medical history as such. Now my left leg ankle is swollen for past 2 months and its paining, the swollen part is slightly red?

My age is 52, I've no medical history as such. Now my left leg ankle is swollen for past 2 months and its paining, the swollen part is slightly red?

Sprain or celulitis: Ankle pain and swelling can be from a sprain or trauma that you don't remember or can be an early infection called cellulitis. An xray and evaluation of the joint is needed to have a clearer picture of what's going on. Swelling, redness and pain for two months is never normal. I would seek immediate medical help. Cellulir. ...Read more

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My left heel hurts now the back of my left leg is red and swollen. Should I be worried?

My left heel hurts now the back of my left leg is red and swollen. Should I be worried?

Maybe: It's difficult to say without knowing your entire history. If you leg is red and swollen I would be concerned about infection or possibly a blood clot. There are many potential causes. I would rec. Seeing your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My left leg feels cold on the side but is not numb nor swollen. My right leg feels like it has a pinch nerve?

My left leg feels cold on the side but is not numb nor swollen. My right leg feels like it has a pinch nerve?

Double or nothing: Why not imagine you have two pinched nerves? Nerve irritation doesn't always result in pain or tingling. It can cause a cold sensation when each leg is involved at the same time, serious things could be going on. Get this checked out. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I flew for approx 8 hours on sat. I now have a very swollen, non-painful left leg (twice the size if the right), with very shiny skin.

I flew for approx 8 hours on sat. I now have a very swollen, non-painful left leg (twice the size if the right), with very shiny skin.

Please go to ER ASAP: Some bloodwork and an ultrasound need to be done to rule out a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis dvt) in the swollen leg. It may not necessarily be red, but one-sided swelling is worrisome. ...Read more