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My left leg is swollen below the knee including the ankle

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my left leg is swollen below the knee including the ankle and I take gabapentin for my sciatia I take 200 mg every 8 hours
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: standing seems to make it worse
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no except I injured this knee at age 13 and had 12 stitches
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

If it is only one leg, it is concerning for a blood clot

you need an examination and ultrasound to rule out blood clot right away

Go to ER

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is basically what I thought.....thank you. It just solidified my thinking
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

welcome :)

please don't forget a positive rating.

I appreciate it