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One of my leg swell up with pain. Assistant: What seems to

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One of my leg swell up with pain.
Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Any redness or swelling in the leg?
Customer: Feeling pain, can’t walk freely as suppose to be.
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: None
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

What are your age and gender?

Since when is the leg swelling?

What are the investigations done?

Do you have pain, tenderness, redness in the leg and calf?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
My age is 57 years old. Gender: Male. The leg started for the past 3weeks.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok, thanks
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

The swelling in one leg is likely due to;

1) Lymphatic blockage.

2) Incompetent veins.

So it is important to get a colored doppler study (specialized ultrasound) and a CT scan of the pelvis/abdomen for the evaluation.

There are other causes also which are not common for one-sided swelling;

1) Protein deficiency

2) Hypothyroidism

3) Anemia

4) Medications.

Blood work for the above would help in the diagnosis.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

Unilateral lower extremity edema below the knee commonly results from deep venous thrombosis, venous insufficiency, or lymphedema. The patient history, a physical examination, and lower extremity venous duplex ultrasound often reveal the underlying etiology, which is frequently of vascular origin.

Lipedema is a disease characterized by subcutaneous adipose tissue deposition, and though rare, it can be the other cause of your swelling.

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