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I've got a swollen leg with a painful calf from back off knee. Calf is starting too bulge. Am taking Naprosyn (naproxen) ec 500 mg with Furosemide 20 mg?

I've got a swollen leg with a painful calf from back off knee. Calf is starting too bulge. Am taking Naprosyn (naproxen) ec 500 mg with Furosemide 20 mg?

May be a big problem: There are different possible causes for this. A blood clot in the deep vein needs treatment right away. So does a problem with the blood supply to the lower leg and foot. An infection or injury to the muscles can also cause it and needs treatment also. Go to the nearest ER tonight to start the evaluation and begin appropriate treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Swelling In One Leg (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs is called peripheral edema. Swelling in only in one leg may be a serious blood clot ...Read more


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I have swollen calfs legs and my ankle .. A lot of pain when I stand. In my hips and growing , also I have red circular patted bumps that look like bo?

I have swollen calfs legs and my ankle .. A lot of pain when I stand. In my hips and growing , also I have red circular patted bumps that look like bo?

Edema: Sounds like dependent (affected by gravity) edema (fluid in tissue causing swelling), but potential causes are many and can include problems with heart, liver, kidney, vessels and more. Physical exam and lab work is needed to more precisely identify the problem. ...Read more

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Right leg swollen, painful. Calf hurts and spasms. 3 negative us and 2 neg ct. What else could this be? Test I should get? Scared its a blood clot

Right leg swollen, painful. Calf hurts and spasms. 3 negative us and 2 neg ct. What else could this be? Test I should get? Scared its a blood clot

Be seen: A detailed exam and review of your studies would be appropriate; there are multiple other potential causes that can be checked for including a bakers cyst in the knee. ...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?

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 ...Read more

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Mysterious lymph obstruction since I had my first daughter 6 1/2 yrs ago. Left leg swollen from mid-calf down. Prone to infections. No doctor has help?

Mysterious lymph obstruction since I had my first daughter 6 1/2 yrs ago. Left leg swollen from mid-calf down. Prone to infections. No doctor has help?

Lymph edema: This is referred to as lymph edema. It happens when lymphatic drainage conduits are obstructed after infection, trauma, surgery etc. The bodies lymphatic system moves over 1 1/2 liters of lymph fluid back into circulation daily. compression stockings may help. There are also lymphedema clinics. ...Read more

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How is a swollen leg treated?

How is a swollen leg treated?

Check it out: A swollen leg may be anything from trauma and infection to blood clots, heart failure, lymphedema etc. Just check it out. ...Read more

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What should you do for a swollen leg?

What should you do for a swollen leg?

See your PCP: It should be evaluated and diagnosed since there are some serious conditions which can cause this. In the meantime elevate the leg and apply warm wet compresses if it is painful. Don't postpone evaluation! this is an important sign. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen leg and ankle?

What could cause a swollen leg and ankle?

Thrombosis: An abrupt swelling of the leg can be very serious and represent a blood clot in the veins of the leg. This needs to be evaluated immediately. Other causes are usually chronic related to venous insufficiency or chronic congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Why does a swollen leg sometimes feel warm?

Increased blood flow: Swollen leg can feel warm when cellulitis (infection of the soft tissues) is the cause. The inflammatory response to persistent swelling known as lipodermatosclerosis in venous disease is often painful and warm. Common denominator is vasodilation, relaxing of the vessel wall, resulting in increased blood flow, and hence the warmth. ...Read more