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For over 7 days, my legs have been hurting off and on, on different locations in my legs. It's mild to moderate pain. From time to time, my feet and a little above seem to be swollen just a little bit. It feels like there might be a little water retention from time to time. When I do a little walking, standing, and moving around, this symptom improves. I used www.freemd.com and the virtual doctor said that it might be Thrombophlebitis.
Thank you very much for the useful information Jaime.
Okay this can be either due to fluid build up in the legs/feet or due to a clot in the veins of the leg.
You should see a doctor immediately to rule out this serious possibility of blood clots in the leg.
A doppler scan of the lower limbs will diagnose this with certainty.
So have this examined ASAP preferably at ER; and ruling out any thing serious will put your mind at ease.
If the doctor find a clot, he will start you on blood thinner medications which will minimize the chances of any complications.
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But what are some home care procedures I can do in the meantime to improve symptoms until 1:00 p.m. tomorrow when I can go to the clinic? Thank you.
You should not walk much and avoid sternous physical activity.
Drink lot of water.
Take an aspirin tablet.
Elevate the legs by placing pillow under them when you lie down.
Thats sufficient to be done at home.