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Do you take any medications or do you have any other medical conditions?
Moderately high cholesterol. I take simvastatin for that. And I take hctz which is prescribed by my urologist. I have history of kidney stones. Generally in good health.
You are not biabetic?
Ok, given that the injury was just below the knee and there is swelling as well as radiating symptoms down to to the heal/toes this is of concern. The main problem is since you have the swelling and then discoloration further down the extremity. This indicates a likely infection that is now spreading down the leg.
It is important that you get into the Dr office to have a standard lab test ran (cbc) to determine if your wbc is elevated which will prove an infection and how bad the infectionis.
This can easily be treated with oral antibiotics in most cases.
It is also possible that the swelling is occluding the flow of blood to and from the foot which also needs to be assessed in the office.
I see. I'm two hours from medical help which is why I waited this long. So it appears I need to make the drive to town. Thanks for your assistance.
I understand but in this case you should get checked out. The reason for the discoloration is from poor blood flow and that can be causes by the infection which is causing the swollen area.
So yes you should see your Dr asap to prevent further damage.
Consider it done - I will leave now and give you an excellent rating.
Thank You and Good Luck to you!