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Onlinedoc, General Physician
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Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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I was just looking at my legs and shocked to see right leg

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I was just looking at my legs and shocked to see right leg somewhat larger than left leg and ankle. ( upper calf 1 inch larger and ankle 1/2 inch larger)
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: My concern is blood clot. I am 8'sessions into PT for spinal spondylosis.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Dr.Nitika-a board certified physician. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

What is your age and gender?

Associated pain,redness,skin discoloration and tenderness to affected sites?

Do you feel warmth on touching?

Duration of symptoms?

Any other medical illness?

Are you taking any medicines?


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
74 female
No pain, discoloration or tenderness
No warmth
Just noticed- no idea how long
Have iron deficiency anemia -12% saturation Iron Taking multi gen iron pills, lumbar spondylosis, dizziness
In addition to Multi gen iron therapy pills, take simvastatin, omeprazole, restasis and fluticasone. Low dose aspirin
No to phone call.
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.


I understand your concern.

As per your description,it doesn't sound like Deep vein thrombosis(blood clot formation).

Other possible differential diagnosis may include Lymphatic obstruction,poor blood circulation.

You should monitor your blood pressure.

Limit your salt intake.

Maintain a good hydration.

Elevate your leg.

If it's getting worse over the period of time then see your doctor for a clinical exam.

Mild difference can be considered normal if it's persistently same and not associated with any other unusual symptoms.

Hope this helps.
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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

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