Can you die from lower leg swelling?

Yes. A clot could be the cause, travel to your lung causing an acute pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.
Depends. Lower leg swelling is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It should be evaluated by a physician.

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Is lower leg swelling a sign of some disease?

Yes. Many things can cause this, including simply being obese, having vein disease, a low protein state, blood clots, tumors. It really depends on the rest of the history and what a physical exam finds. Read more...

How much should I worry about lower leg swelling?

Lower leg swelling. Lower leg swelling can be due to a variety of conditions. In addition to musculoskeletal causes, it can be due to cardiovascular and other medical conditions.; medications for high blood pressure can cause it, for example. You didn't indicate whether one or both legs are swollen, nor how long the condtion has lasted. I would recommend seeing your physician to have it checked out. Read more...
Depends on whose leg. If its your leg then it is appropriate to be concerned. However, leg swelling can happen for many reasons. Heart conditions, kidney problems, vein or artery disease, or local injury or arthritis, infection, and others. If you're concerned it is always best to see our doctor. Read more...

Do lots of people get lower leg swelling, or is it unusual?

Common. It's common, however, you should be evaluated by your doctor as it can be caused by many different issues. Best to seek urgent evaluation if swelling severe and started suddenly. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: lower leg swelling?

Edema. Swelling in the lower leg can involve the foot, ankle, lower leg(calf), or whole leg. This edema or swelling can be caused by heart problems, vein problems or lymphedema.Pooling of blood or lymph fluid can cause skin changes as well. Patient must be evaluated to decide causes. Read more...
Vague, depends. Is it one leg or both? Has there been recent trauma? The definition is enlargement of the lower leg. Could be superficial fluid accumulation or it could edema (swelling) of one or both of the muscles of the lower leg: the gastrecnemious and the soleous muscles. Internet consult not enough, see your doctor, good luck! Read more...

I'm 55 yr old female with lower leg swelling. Dr says some women swell for no reason. Why?

Many factors. It can depend on your weight, activity, how much standing and sitting you do, even what you eat. Salty foods can increase the chance of swelling legs. Some people are more sensitive or easily affected than others. Read more...

Is it worth a trip to the doctor for lower leg swelling?

Yes. There are many causes of lower leg swelling, including some dangerous ones like heart failure or deep vein thrombosis. For this reason, it is always a good idea to be evaluated by a physician if you have leg swelling. Read more...
Absolutely. I completely agree with drs. Dinapoli and machtinger. Something serious and, potentially, even life threatening shouldn't be ignored. Read more...

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

Not too long. It may be due to edema - accumulation of fluid but you need to be evaluated for the cause. It could be medications, medical diseases, varicose veins to name a few. There are other things including blood clots in the legs and this needs immediate attention. Read more...
Leg Swelling. It is not normal to have leg swelling and there are many potential causes of leg swelling. It also makes a difference in the diagnosis if the swelling is in one leg or both legs. If you have swelling unexplained then you should have an evaluation sooner rather than later. If there is no improvement in unexplained leg swelling over 48 hours then I would recommend seeing your physician. Read more...

I am experiencing leg tenderness, leg pain and lower leg swelling.

Have it checked. Lowe leg tenderness and swelling, particularly when these symptoms are in one leg only, suggests phlebitis or even venous thrombosis. It would be wise to have this checked. In the meantime wrapping the leg in an ace bandage (4 inch) decreased activity and elevate the leg would help. Also one aspirin 3 times a day. Good luck. . Read more...