1 doctor weighed in:

Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot.ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine

In brief: Blood clot?

Swelling of one lower leg, especially after an injury, can be a sign of a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis).
This is serious, because if you have a DVT, parts of the clot can break off and spread through your circulation to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus, which is very dangerous! Please go to an ER now.

In brief: Blood clot?

Swelling of one lower leg, especially after an injury, can be a sign of a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis).
This is serious, because if you have a DVT, parts of the clot can break off and spread through your circulation to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus, which is very dangerous! Please go to an ER now.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Thanks for the thanks! That was sweet of you. But now go to an ER!
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified,
25 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors