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If you have had sudden occurence of swelling ( within 1 to 2 days or so ..) then we have to be concerned that you may have a blood clot in the affected leg /// known as a DVT...
THAT is very dangerous and you should be checked immediately at the ER!!
They can check a blood test for D-dimer and check an ultrasound of your leg
You may need to be placed on anti - coagulant ( blood thinner ) treatment
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I'ts not a clot! Had it x-rayed
An xray WOULD NOT DETECT a clot.. A clot is soft and easily penetrated by xrays...Bone structures show up on xray....
How long has it been going on?
Is the leg red ? Tender?
You said you were placed on doxyccycline --- so MD must have suspected cellulitis infection it sounds ... Doxycycline may be too ineffective if you have broadly spreading cellulitis as cause .. You should be seen at ER I think ...
If cellulitis then you may need start on IV antibiotics
It is in fact cellulitis and I also have run a course of doxycyline and I am now on Keflex 500mg.!!! The leg still is the same if not worse in the condition of swelling. I am becoming very concerned. What should I do?
If it getting worse despite your antibiotic course then go to ER...
You may need a few days of IV antibiotic to get the infection under control ...