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How long can I wait with swollen leg to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
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In brief: Seek help now.

Swollen legs are seen after prolonged standing; heart or kidney problems; venous insufficiency; blood clots; prior injury or surgical procedures; lymphatic obstruction, etc.
The evaluation of swollen legs requires a thorough evaluation, including ultrasound study of the venous system of the legs. The treatment may be a simple one, but may also be quite involved, so seek help now.

In brief: Seek help now.

Swollen legs are seen after prolonged standing; heart or kidney problems; venous insufficiency; blood clots; prior injury or surgical procedures; lymphatic obstruction, etc.
The evaluation of swollen legs requires a thorough evaluation, including ultrasound study of the venous system of the legs. The treatment may be a simple one, but may also be quite involved, so seek help now.
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Dr. Ted King
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