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Foot is swollen started couple of days ago. today is really

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foot is swollen started couple of days ago. today is really swollen. is it a possible blood clot?
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: It's my husband. he had shoulder surgery 6 weeks ago. otherwise healthy
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: his father died of massage heart attack at 43. my husband is 69

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
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Associated redness,bluish discoloration,tenderness,warm to touch on affected area?

Pain,itching?

Prolonged hours of sitting or standing in same position?

Any history of injury?

Is he taking any medication?

History of Diabetes,hypertension,etc?

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It is not red or bluish, not warm or tender. It is really swollen around his whole foot and ankle. He has been walking around on it no pain or itching. No injury to the foot. Had shoulder surgery 6 weeks ago. No diabetes. Takes Lisenpril for blood pressure.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I waiting for a response, I do not want a call

Please allow me just few minutes.
I’ll reply you back soon.
Thanks for your cooperation and patience.

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.

Thanks for all these additional information.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe,he has no other symptoms so chances of DVT are less likely.

However sudden increase swelling on foot and ankle indicate other possible causes like Lymphatic obstruction,Cellulitis.

You shouldn't ignore his symptoms and I strongly recommend to see him to doctor ASAP.

Elevate his leg.

Also apply cool compresses on affected area.

His blood pressure should be monitored.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
what is cellulitis?

Cellulitis - a diffuse inflammation of the soft tissues. This is more serious than a simple infection.

Cellulitis can cause damage to the lymphatic circulation of the affected area and cause chronic swelling.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
thank you, ***** ***** his doctor in the am

I wish for your good health.

In the meantime elevate his leg.

Also limit his salt intake.

Apply cool compresses.

Do gentle leg stretching.

Give him OTC Motrin and Claritin.

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