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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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Inside of right thigh swollen,very painful,has moved down my

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inside of right thigh swollen,very painful,has moved down my calf now.
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: 4 days
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i had a scan done yesterday,no blood clots dr.gave me antibiotics 500mg but thay dont seem to be working
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Antibiotics will take several days to see how well they are working. You can't tell much in just one day. Are you taking something for pain? Usually acetaminophen or ibuprofen are used for the discomfort.

Did the doctor mention cellulitis as a diagnosis? That is infection in the blood vessels.

Please let me know what additional questions you have about this.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i am taking a pain med. he never mentioned cellulitis
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i dont have any visible signs on the surface,it is swollen and very painful to touch
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Cellulitis is one possible reason for the symptoms. Usually it clears with antibiotics in a week or so.

Kind regards,

Schuyler

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ok thanx
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

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