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What Is Phlebitis In The Legs
Blood clot: Thrombosis means blood clot. In the leg a thrombosis may be within a superficial vein or deep vein. Superficial thrombosis, or phlebitis, is usually less severe but can progress to deep vein thrombosis (dvt). Dvt has the potential to cause permanent damage to the vein resulting in lifelong swelling and ulceration, or can embolize to the lung and cause death. ...Read more
What's the cause?: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be caused by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, the treatment changes. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DVT: Blood vessels in the leg are generally divided into arteries which carry blood away from the heart and veins which carry blood back to the heart. Arterial clots can cause decreased oxygen downstream leading to pain, gangrene and even amputation. Venous clots can cause leg swelling/pain, and these clots can also travel through the heart to the lungs causing shortness of breath, pain, and even death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Buttock veins.: Buttock veins are not the routine for location of varicose veins and when they occur, sources for them such as the saphenous vein, branches of the saphenous vein or even reflux from pelvic and ovarian veins need to be considered. A venous duplex ultrasound of the leg veins may help and, sometimes, a CT scan of the pelvis may be necessary. See a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more
Swelling and ?pain: A DVT in the calf presents with unilateral fullness or swelling, with some mild discomfort or pain. However, DVT can be silent, with very vague and mild discomfort. DVT in pelvic veins may have almost no symptoms. A high index of suspicion in patients at risk is necessary. Venous doppler studies, a painless sound wave test, can clear or verify the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blocked artery?: Can't make sense of this. Blockage of an artery can cause pain in the distribution of that artery, but there is no artery common to the fingers AND the knee calf except the aorta - blockage there would be catastrophic. Acute blockage causes ischemia (sudden pain as tissue dies) and chronic blockage produces pain (claudication) which increases with activity. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of varicose veins in the scrotum? What type of pain or swelling is associated?
Here are some ...: While varicocele happens to some 10-15% of men, usually on left side, most of them are asymptomatic even in its large size - like a bag of worms. If symptomatic, the affected men may feel pressure, fullness, or ache in the affected hemiscrotum after standing for a long duration so they more feel it in the afternoon and relieves in supine position. ...Read more
Blood thinners: The mainstay of treatment is always blood thinners and there are many of these with more coming out all the time. Often the clot is left alone while the body dissolves it. Sometimes when the clot is very high up and extends above the top of the leg, the clot might be removed mechanically with a clot dissolver. Once that is done, a person still needs to be on blood thinners though. ...Read more
It is when there is : Pressure build up in a particular compartment. The leg has diffeent compartments that houses muscle, arteries, veins, nerves etc. it is dangerous in that the vessels get squeezed and can cause serious issues. The treatment usually involves released the pressure by a fasciotomy which opens up the compartment. ...Read more
My leg is numb and there is a red dot in the area where it is the worst, what can be the cause of this?
What is the best thing to do for sevete edema in the legs? It seems to be the worst from the knee down to feet with the feet being extremely bad.
Needs to be checked: It is very uncommon to have Inflenza recurring as you get better you develop antibodies to that strain.Question is recurrent over how long period.Yearly recurrence if you are not immunized with Flu V accine is not uncommon Any viral infection can cause pain in legs and toes and it can be due to many other causes Consult your doctor and get to the bottom of it.Your Diagnosis and appropriate treatme ...Read more
Is it possible to have a severe bone bruise of the tibia cause compartment syndrome in the lower thigh of the same leg.
Compartment syndrome: Is not likely to move up to the thigh from the lower leg. The fascia of the muscles of the legs and arms is so tight that it doesn't allow for expansion in the crushed muscle so the swelling leads to pain and damage to additional muscle and can result in loss of the limb in extreme cases. Have it checked in an emergency room...Special equipment to measure increase in pressure in the muscle. ...Read more
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