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What type of doctor is best to see for a swollen leg?

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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Swollen leg

vascular surgeon

In brief: Swollen leg

vascular surgeon
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Julan Crane
Depends on what is going on so get examined by your doctor
Dr. Christine Hom
Start with a primary care doctor. S/he can point you in the right direction. A vascular surgeon may be very helpful for a blocked blood vessel. If you have numbness or tingling consider calling for an urgent appointment with your doctor.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Primary Care Doctor

There are many, many different causes of leg swelling--the best place to begin would be with your primary care physician.
They will help identify the correct diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Primary Care Doctor

There are many, many different causes of leg swelling--the best place to begin would be with your primary care physician.
They will help identify the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Primary care doctor

Because there are multiple potential causes for swelling in a leg, it would likely be best to see a primary care doctor first.
If they need to get a specialist involved they can then refer you to one. This will decrease the likelihood you will end up going to the wrong specialist.

In brief: Primary care doctor

Because there are multiple potential causes for swelling in a leg, it would likely be best to see a primary care doctor first.
If they need to get a specialist involved they can then refer you to one. This will decrease the likelihood you will end up going to the wrong specialist.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
i would recommend evaluation by a vascular surgeon as a starting point especially if the swelling is only of one leg a venous doppler sonogram would determine if this is a vein issue, if not lymphedema management could be recommended
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Family doctor

Your family physician that you have seen would be the best as he/she would know you, what your medical conditions have been, and what the best tests may be for you.

In brief: Family doctor

Your family physician that you have seen would be the best as he/she would know you, what your medical conditions have been, and what the best tests may be for you.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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