How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Anil Kumar Your Own Question

Dr. Anil Kumar
Dr. Anil Kumar, General Physician
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 6449
Experience:  M.D. with over 30 years of experience in practice.
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Anil Kumar is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

my legs below the calf is starting to get swollen while at

Customer Question

my legs below the calf is starting to get swollen while at work. Just started in the last few month. The right leg is affected more than the left leg. What is causing that? The socks are not tight, just regular dress socks for work...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Associated pain,redness,bluish discoloration on lower legs?

Is area warm and tender to touch?

History of prolonged hours of sitting/standing in same position?

Associated lower back pain?

Any other medical history?

Are you taking any medications?

Are you overweight?

Alcohol and smoking history?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i am 6 feet 1inch and weigh 210 lbs, history of asthma but controlled, vit b 12 deficiency (but better now), possible Iga Nephropathy??? never really confirmed by kidney specialist


 

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i do not drink or smoke, i take advair daily and pro air as needed that is the only meds that I take. Also, when driving in my car i get tingly sensation in my upper legs, the part that is on the seat (back of my legs) almost numb

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

no pain or redness or bluish color

Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Hello,
Thanks for providing more information.

Firstly your BMI(body mass index-measure of body fat based on height and weight) is fine.

Now swelling in lower legs can be caused due to fluid retention resulted from possible causes like Venous insufficiency,Lymphatic obstruction.

Swollen calves & feet may be a sign of heart failure, kidney failure, or liver failure.
Numbness and tingling sensation in legs can be caused due to Lumbar radiculopathy(compression of nerves at Lumbosacral spine).

So you shouldn't ignore your symptoms and it's good to consult your doctor ASAP.


Elevate your legs.
Exercise your legs
Follow a low-salt diet, which may reduce fluid retention and swelling.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine.

IgA Nephropathy can also result in swelling in lower legs.

So further Renal function test ,Complete Blood Count,ESR,Blood pressure monitoring,Color doppler study of lower limbs,EKG should be advised for further evaluation and management.

 

 

I hope I've provided the information you were seeking. If you are happy with my service, please provide a positive rating. If not, please let me know so l can continue to help you. Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i do have L4 L5 Disc degeneration as well


 

Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Thanks for the follow-up.

As you have history of L4-5 disc degeneration so it can be a causative factor resulting in numbness,tingling sensation in legs.

However swelling in lower legs is not common with it.

So other possible causes like poor circulation,Lymphatic obstruction should be ruled out in your case as well.

It's good to make an appointment with your regular doctor for further evaluation and management ASAP.

 

 

 

I hope this helps.

If you have any further query then feel free to ask.

Bonus and positive feedback are highly appreciated.

Good Luck.

Thank you.

 

Dr. Anil Kumar, General Physician
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 6449
Experience: M.D. with over 30 years of experience in practice.
Dr. Anil Kumar and 5 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

thank you, will do

Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

You are most welcome.

For any further health related query in future,i'm here for you,ask me-http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-anil/

 

 

Thanks.

Good luck.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery