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What would cause a person to have a fever almost daily for a year and one leg that swells like an elephants w fluid found behind muscles of this 39 f?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Fever & leg swelling

Of course, it is not absolutely certain that the 2 problems are related, but assuming they are, i would be suspicious of the possibility of venous insufficiency in the leg, a clot in the leg, a rarer condition called lymphedema (where the lymph vessels are blocked).
These can give risk to a chronic indolent infection which might cause fever. Fever for a year is so unusual that it will need eval.

In brief: Fever & leg swelling

Of course, it is not absolutely certain that the 2 problems are related, but assuming they are, i would be suspicious of the possibility of venous insufficiency in the leg, a clot in the leg, a rarer condition called lymphedema (where the lymph vessels are blocked).
These can give risk to a chronic indolent infection which might cause fever. Fever for a year is so unusual that it will need eval.
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