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I have had swollen and painful legs a week and they

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I have had swollen and painful legs for over a week and they ate becoming increasingly worse any advice
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
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Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

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How old are you?

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This can be caused by the blood clot in the leg veins.

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That is a serious possibility.

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Infection is another possibility

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In case of infection you will need antibiotic course.

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Underlying heart and kidney conditions also need to be checked.

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In case of heart failure legs will be swollen.

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In case of kidney disease, leg swelling common from excessive fluid accumation.

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Varicose veins also can cause similar problem.

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That can be treated with compression stockings.

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Diuretics like furosemide can be used to reduce leg swelling.

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Please see your doctor today or go to the local hospital for further evaluation.

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