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Phlebitis? Right leg and ankle swollen and red. Warm to the touch.

Phlebitis? Right leg and ankle swollen and red. Warm to the touch.

Could be, but...: You should have this looked at asap. You need to make sure this is not a developing infection. If it is not an infection, it could be any number of inflammation problems - phlebitis being one of them. Gout or another inflammatory arthritis is a possibility as well as a skin inflammation indicating some underlying systemic problem. Basic lab work can rule out a significant problem. ...Read more

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I broke my fiibula on the right leg. During the recovery my ankle was swollen and now after the bone is fine I still have swollen ankle. What to do?

I broke my fiibula on the right leg. During the recovery my ankle was swollen and now after the bone is fine I still have swollen ankle. What to do?

Ankle: Some swelling is normal as healing continues for some time. Re check with your doc to see if any range of motion, strength, of scaring may be present. Compression hose and a bout of physical therapy may be in order. ...Read more

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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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MY LEFT LEG, ANKLES SWOLLEN WHEN I WAKEUP, BUT THEY ARE NORMAL WHEN I SLEEP... WHY?? MY LEFT LEG NEVER HURT, RIGHT LEG SPRAIN HALF YEAR AGO

MY LEFT LEG, ANKLES SWOLLEN WHEN I WAKEUP, BUT THEY ARE NORMAL WHEN I SLEEP... WHY?? MY LEFT LEG NEVER HURT, RIGHT LEG SPRAIN HALF YEAR AGO

Many Causes: Swelling can be caused by many things but the most common is problems with your veins. Varicose veins, venous insufficiency and venous stasis can cause pooling of the fluid from you blood in your ankles and feet. This is more likely to occur as a person ages. I recommend you see your primary care doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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My mom has swollen ankles and her right leg hurts below her knee...What does she have? She can also not lie down in a bed or her leg hurts.

My mom has swollen ankles and her right leg hurts below her knee...What does she have? She can also not lie down in a bed or her leg hurts.

Right leg pain: Swollen ankles can be a manifestation of congestive heart failure, dependent edema, liver problems, anemia, varicose veins etc. Right leg pain is worrisome, it may suggest blood clots, phlebitis, cellulitis, vascular disease, etc. Immediate evaluation by her primary physician is recommended, she may need a doppler studies of her legs/vascular surgery evaluation if necessary. ...Read more

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I was walking when my right leg turned inward. Hurts from my lower thigh to my foot. My foot, ankle and lower thigh is swollen and can't put no weight?

I was walking when my right leg turned inward. Hurts from my lower thigh to my foot. My foot, ankle and lower thigh is swollen and can't put no weight?

See your provider: You appear to have strained or partly torn some muscles and ligaments in your leg. Please consider seeing your health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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I twisted my left ankle three weeks ago. I work outside all day so today right leg hurts and my right hand and wrist are swollen. Help!

I twisted my left ankle three weeks ago. I work outside all day so today right leg hurts and my right hand and wrist are swollen. Help!

It should have: Improved by now especially if you took advil (ibuprofen) regularly meaning three times a day for a week or two. Also be aware that you should take advil (ibuprofen) with food and water. At this point you should be evaluated and be considered for imaging by your internist to rule out fractures. The swelling of the right hand and wrist if you have not hit that extremity can be from another process.... Good luck. ...Read more

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My left leg is swollen and painful I thought it could be a blood clot but the ultra sound turned out fine now my ankle on my right leg is swelling?

My left leg is swollen and painful I thought it could be a blood clot but the ultra sound turned out fine now my ankle on my right leg is swelling?

See a doctor: Swelling of both ankles suggests a problem a problem with fluid regulation, which could point to a heart or kidney problem. Your history states you take Motrin. Taken in excess or over a long period, this can damage the kidneys. Suggest you see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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My entire left leg is swollen, while my right leg isn't. When I run, my left ankle/shin burns, but not like shin splints. What could be wrong?

Be seen: This could be a few things, but most worrisome is compartment syndrome which can be an emergency. I would ice the leg and see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles and my right leg I had a iregular heart beat 4 years ago I went and had a arterial abolation and every thing has been fine the swelling goes down over night I had a ultra sound for my heart and an akg about 3 weeks ago and every thi

The: The good news is that your heart is not failing, which would have been detected on the ultrasound of your heart. When this occurs your heart does does pump blood effectively which ultimately results in fluid accumulation in your lower extremities.
As far as why you have swollen ankles/legs its hard to say. You may need to decrease your salt intake. Also if you have any pain, redness, or tenderness in your leg (s) then your doctor may need to do an ultrasound of your lower extremities in order to rule out blood clots.
I suggest you schedule a follow up visit with your doctor in order to investigate this problem further.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Got bitten 4 times only right leg and noticed lymph nodes are swollen is this possible?

Got bitten 4 times only right leg and noticed lymph nodes are swollen is this possible?

Bite reaction: This is a significant reaction. Not common but happens. May indicate associated infection. If persists get checked. ...Read more

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I have pain from my knee down right leg and its swollen. What's the best method to treat this fast?

I have pain from my knee down right leg and its swollen. What's the best method to treat this fast?

Have it evaluated.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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My right leg is swollen and painful and feverish. No injury or meds. This just happened sudden. What could this be? Should I be worried?

My right leg is swollen and painful and feverish. No injury or meds. This just happened sudden. What could this be? Should I be worried?

Yes: This could be a sign of a blood clot or a deep vein thrombosis. I would go to an emergency room and have a Doppler study it will detect a clot if present. I don't know your history but just because you are young does not mean you are not susceptible to a DVT. ...Read more

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Right leg is swollen and hurts. Hurt it years ago running and it keeps swelling and then goes down and swells again. What could cause this?

Right leg is swollen and hurts. Hurt it years ago running and it keeps swelling and then goes down and swells again. What could cause this?

Swelling of leg: If the leg swelling is recurrent and subsides overnight but reoccurs later in the day, I would be suspicious of chronic vein damage which might be an aftermath of the old leg injury which may have caused phlebitis. If the leg swelling is not in the leg or ankle, but in the knee, it suggests cartilage damage. If it's not a knee problem, consult a vascular surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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26 yo there's a swollen place 2 weeks now on my right leg and its on the very left side of the nerve that goes through knee pit so what can it be?

26 yo there's a swollen place 2 weeks now on my right leg and its on the very left side of the nerve that goes through knee pit so what can it be?

Difficult to tell,: But it sounds like a baker cyst. Is it on the back of your knee? You could have a Bakers cyst if it is back there, caused from either aberrant pocket in synovium or increased pressure in knee capsule with area of weakness that expands and swells. May want to have it looked at, easily drained if causing pain. If continues, may need surgical closure of the valve that keeps opening. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Right leg feeling heavy, feels swollen but isn't. It hurts to bend it. Recurrent pins and needles.

Right leg feeling heavy, feels swollen but isn't. It hurts to bend it. Recurrent pins and needles.

Paresthesias: Numbness and tingling in any extremity can be due to many reasons including sitting or standing in the same position for a long time, nerve injury, electrolyte abnormalities, vitamin deficiencies, etc. See your physician for evaluation. You might be referred to a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm, http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/paresthesia/paresthesia. Htm ...Read more

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Why is my lower right leg black and blue swollen after kne replacement several months later 13 doctors in ca do not have answer I m in a lot of pain?

Need workup: Mri may be of help to diagnose the problem. Swelling can be the result of the lymph channels which have been overworked due to the knee replacement, it doesn't explain the discoloration. Consider use of a support hose to try and reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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Right leg swollen for there to four days what should I do?

Right leg swollen for there to four days what should I do?

See her family doc: Cause of this problem is manifold and needs the expert advice of her family physician asap. ...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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Hard and swollen cord/rope-like veins along my right leg. What can this be? I'm very scared! A bit pain/discomfort but that might be psychosomatic..

Hard and swollen cord/rope-like veins along my right leg. What can this be? I'm very scared! A bit pain/discomfort but that might be psychosomatic..

Blood clot: Sounds like a superficial vein blood clot. This is different than a deep vein blood clot. The deep vein blood clots are more dangerous. I would suggest seeing your doctor who will order a ultrasound to confirm that it is superficial. Aspirin is usually used for superficial thrombophlebitis and a vascular specialist may be required. If deep vein clot, u will require med's like warfarin or xarelto ...Read more

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I have two disk swollen smashing my sciatic nerve do I need to see surgen my right leg hurts real bad can't hardly walk need help please pain is getting unbearble

Hello.: Hello. That sounds so painful. You really do need to see either a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon who is a spinal specialist. They will be able to do studies and to determine if you are a surgical candidate or if you would respond to other treatment measures. Take care. ...Read more

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My right leg is swollen and has a red itchy rash. What's going on?

My right leg is swollen and has a red itchy rash. What's going on?

Needs to be seen: This could be an infection or allergy. You need to see a health care practitioner to determine the cause. ...Read more

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My husband just had right ingurinal hernina surgury and his testicels and penis are swollen and he feels cold wet pain in his right leg?

Inguinal hernia: Pain and swelling are perfectly normal and will go down over the next few days. I recommend ice packs elevation and that he refrain from physical activity. The cold wet pain in his right leg could be related to nerve irritation this should resolve over the next couple of weeks. If his leg is swollen and the pain is in the calf region he might need to be checked for the possibility of blood clot. ...Read more