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My legs hurt really bad and have for a few months. I drove…

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My legs hurt really...

My legs hurt really bad and have for a few months. I drove 14 hours and my leg was swollen from knee down. The pain is unbearable and only when I sit or lay down. What could this be?

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

Yes, swelling when driving and sitting. Symptoms worsen when I start to relax from long days of everyday life....work, kids, cooking, etc...

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Most all family members have passed. Heart disease on father's side. Cancer and heart disease on mother's side

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What is your age?

Do you have redness,bluish discoloration,tenderness,warm to touch on lower legs?

Do you have history of Diabetes,hypertension?

Are you taking any medications?

Shortness of breath?

Lower back pain?

Alcohol and smoking intake?

Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I am 46
I do drink and started smoking 2 yrs ago
I'm about 25lbs over weight but down approx 75 lbs in 2009
Unsure about diabetes or hypertension
I walk stairs and park far out in parking lots to get that extra exercise and now is causing me shortness of breath.
Had lower back pain for years...20 yrs
I do not take any medication
Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Thanks for all these additional information.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe,your current swelling in legs with shortness of breath indicate Peripheral arterial disease,Cardiovascular disease,Vascular claudication.

So you shouldn't ignore your symptoms and see your doctor in next few days as these symptoms can be life threatening.

Your doctor may advise complete blood work,color doppler study of lower limbs,exercise stress test,EKG,echocardiography.

You should elevate your legs.

Limit your salt intake.

Avoid prolonged hours of sitting or driving in same position.

Do gentle leg stretching every 2 hourly.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.

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Thanks.

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