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Why does a swollen leg sometimes feel warm?

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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Swollen leg

This is due to increase volume in the leg either blood or lymph fluid

In brief: Swollen leg

This is due to increase volume in the leg either blood or lymph fluid
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Isobe
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