due to congestive heart failure
. Fluids may be getting backed up in the body system if your heart is not efficient. This can cause swelling in the body.
2. Blood clot
in the leg: if you are generally inactive, blood may be pooling in your legs. This, along with your medical history of high cholestrol and diabetes
make you at high risk for a DVT (deep vein thrombosis
) or blot clot in the leg. Initially, swelling may occur, followed by pain, cramping and poor circulation.
3. Peripheral vascular disease
can be a residual condition of your comorbidities. This would be related to poor circulation/poor blood supply to the leg.
4. Kidney failure
: if your kidneys are not filtering fluids efficiently, fluids can be backed up into your body system, causing swelling.
Each of your existing medical conditions are precursors to the above possible causes of lower leg swelling
. It is crucial you see a doctor to investigate which is the causing factor. See a doctor as soon as you can. If the pain becomes intolerable, go to the emergency room. You may have a clot that is blocking fresh, healthy blood supply to the legs.