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My left calf is at 15 inches while my norrmal right calf is…

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My left calf is...

My left calf is at 15 inches while my norrmal right calf is 11 inches, what can it be? what should I do?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

3 BP meds, hydrocodone ,suma , and a few more but nothing new

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

NO

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

Have had a couple operations on the foot 1. after car accident in 1987, and a corrective one in 2015 for hammer toes and removal of calcium deposit? have always had slight swelling in foot since but this is swollen and all the way to knee, very painful.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

What is your age and gender?

Since when is the left calf size increased?

What are the investigations done?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
i am a 60 yr old female, my primary had me get an apt, with podiatrist 2 wks, ago but it is not for another 10 days, I was at another dr. tues. swelling was worse then but has gotten much worse since then. nothing else has been done. except ice and elevation also took Toresimide I borrowed from roommate past 4 days.
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
no that tenks i'll go to immediate care for that
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

You need two investigations earlier as swelling is worsening;

1) A colored doppler study; this is a specialized ultrasound which would show if there are incompetent veins. If you have increasing pain or redness, tenderness, apart from worsening swelling, you may go to urgent care or emergency room. A blood clot needs to be ruled out.

2) You may also need a CT scan for the ascertainment of the swelling.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank you, ***** ***** the answer, being Sunday just don't want to go to ER
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