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What do red patches mean that stretch half way up ones leg?

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What do red patches mean that stretch half way up ones leg? The foot is also swollen.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
I am Doctor Thomas, a double board certified doctor in internal medicine and integrative medicine, with advanced training in several other fields. I am a clinician of over 20 years experience. I will give you an initial answer or ask you a question, but be sure to use reply to expert to communicate with me as needed.
This can be cellulitis
That is a skin infection.
With a swollen foot, this could be blood clot, or infection.
This is a serious sign.
It needs to be examined immediately, today.
Go to the ER directly.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

What is ER?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Emergency room.
Urgent care would be OK to, but you might need an ultrasound and the emergency room is more likely to be able to do this.
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