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I was on two long flights travelling overseas onlyy onw ankle

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I was on two long flights travelling overseas onlyy onw ankle is s swolen three days later should I be worried?swelling seems to go down when I rest my foot in a pillow bt swells ands gets sore when walking far?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from JA

I am Dr. Thomas, board certified in internal medicine and integrative medicine and I can help you with this and any follow up questions. I cover a lot of ground and might give you an answer or ask for information, but use reply to communicate with me for questions or added details.

yes have this examined right away.
It can simply be bad veins in that leg.
But the fact it is one leg only means clot is more likely.
Even a small one low down might need treatment.

An ultrasound called lower extremity doppler studies should be done.

Have this done today.

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