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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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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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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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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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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 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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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

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Why does my swollen leg feel warm to the touch?

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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