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I HAVE HAD LEG SWELLING FOR 4 WEEKS NOW IT DOES NOT GO AWAY

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I HAVE HAD LEG SWELLING FOR 4 WEEKS NOW IT DOES NOT GO AWAY A. IT STARTED IN KNEE AFTER HARD KNEELING,DR. TOOK FLUID OUT MAKE TESTS ALL NORMAL FOR INFECTION GOUT ETC.IT IS SPREADING TO UPPER LEG WITH BURNING SENSATION IN RIGHT SIDE OF UPPER THIGH I PUT A BRACE BUT SWELLING OF ANKLE APPEAR BUT IN ANKLE IT GOES AND COME, 4 MONTHS AGO I HAD A VEIN CLOSURE. ALL THIS AFFECT ONLY 1 LEG THE RIGHT WHICH DR.IS THE BEST SPECIALITY TO CONSULT THIS:

ORTHOPEDIC NEUROLOGY OR?

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Jag,
I would suggest you first consult an internal medicine doctor. Then perhaps talk to a vascular surgeon.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE IS HBP AND TAKING MEDICINE FOR IT THE ONLY OTHER THING IS ASPIRIN 3 TABLETS A DAY

THANK YOU

Jag,
One other thing you might consider is going to a teaching hospital for another opinion.
Why a teaching hospital? Because at an institution like that you could be evaluated and treated by a team of sub-specialists who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The best thing about these large teaching hospitals is that consultations are available with Professors and leaders in their field by just walking a few steps down the hall.
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is an excellent example of just such a place as this. That being said there are many excellent teaching hospitals all across the country and I am sure that there is one near you.
I know that it is going to take significant effort on your part, but I believe that going to one of the "Medical Mecca's" is your best chance to – finally -- get to the bottom of what is going on.
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