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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)

"Swelling in one leg" is a situation wherein one leg is swollen and ...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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Why does a swollen leg sometimes feel warm?

Swollen leg: This is due to increase volume in the leg either blood or lymph fluid ...Read more

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Why does my swollen leg feel warm to the touch?

Two possibilities.: Cellulitis is a deep skin infection which is very serious and needs to be addressed right away. It causes swelling warmth and pain and can cause sepsis. It is treated with antibiotics. The other cause is thrombophlebitis which is a clot in the deep veins of the leg. This is a medical emergency and needs prompts diagnosis and treatment. Both conditions can look identical. Get more tests! ...Read more

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What is having one chronically swollen leg called?

What is having one chronically swollen leg called?

Venous insufficiency: If it is the consequence of a prior venous thrombosis it is called a post-phlebitic leg. ...Read more

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How much is best to walk when you have a very swollen leg?

How much is best to walk when you have a very swollen leg?

Swollen leg: Firstly, it is important to determine the source of the swollen leg. If this is result of an infection then leg elevation would be important. If this is a more chronic condition then use of a compression stocking would be very helpful and then there would be no reason not to be walking. ...Read more

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Can a swollen leg get so swollen it starts to split the skin?

Can a swollen leg get so swollen it starts to split the skin?

Yes: This is common with venous insufficiency in which patients develop venous stasis ulcerations or "holes in the skin". The problem is the valves in the veins aren't functioning properly and blood that should return to the heart stays in the lower extremity. The build up of fluid causes the skin to breakdown and open up. ...Read more

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If a swollen leg gets too swollen, can it start to split the skin?

If a swollen leg gets too swollen, can it start to split the skin?

Blisters: Extreme swelling of the leg will usually cause "water blisters" to form, rather than actually split the skin. These amy go on to form sores or ulcerations and are difficult to heal. ...Read more

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How can I help my swollen leg?

How can I help my swollen leg?

Find the cause.: There are many reasons for a swollen leg, some of them serious. This is not the forum to discuss them all. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my swollen leg go away?

How fast can I make my swollen leg go away?

I agree: It completely depends on the cause. As dr. Isobe said, compression stockings can be very helpful. Short stretch compression wrapping can help even more but you and your doctor have to figure out why you have the swelling first.. ...Read more

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Any advice on how best to heal a swollen leg?

Any advice on how best to heal a swollen leg?

Get a diagnosis: First of all, you need to find out why it is swollen. Once you have a reason, the best way to heal the swelling is to treat the cause. ...Read more

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Can one swollen leg mean cancer?

Can one swollen leg mean cancer?

Yes but: Other things are more common than a compressive tumor or cancer leading to a blood clot, especially at 48. Get it checked. ...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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What are common causes of a swollen leg and ankle?

What are common causes of a swollen leg and ankle?

Swelling: There are so many causes i could fill the page. I will list a few and others will ad to the list. High blood pressure, injury, tendonitis, ligament tear, alcohol, diabetes, circulatory issues, arthritis, allergic reaction, blood clots etc... ...Read more

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