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I have one leg swollen but sometimes they switch - one leg swollen and then the other - what causes this?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Drainage problem

Leg swelling is always a result of an inability to drain the fluid from the leg back to the circulation.
An alternating cause of venous compression at work, in how you sit, or sleep should be investigated.

In brief: Drainage problem

Leg swelling is always a result of an inability to drain the fluid from the leg back to the circulation.
An alternating cause of venous compression at work, in how you sit, or sleep should be investigated.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology

In brief: Pigmentary changes

Difficult to say without seeing.
Commonly brown discoloration can occur over the skin after inflammation has subsided and healing is occuring in areas of previous rashes. This phenomenon is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). On lower legs this can occur after developing chronic stasis dermatitis. Pih usually improves with time.

In brief: Pigmentary changes

Difficult to say without seeing.
Commonly brown discoloration can occur over the skin after inflammation has subsided and healing is occuring in areas of previous rashes. This phenomenon is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). On lower legs this can occur after developing chronic stasis dermatitis. Pih usually improves with time.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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