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Swollen Leg Calf
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthopedic or pcp: See an orthopedic doctor or your primary care physician. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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