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I have major swelling in my left leg from calf to the thigh…

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I have major swelling...

I have major swelling in my left leg from calf to the thigh for five days?? Please help with any medical advice......

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

This is first time ever happened. The swollen It has beenweek and h

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

Premenopausal and herniated disc

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

Any pain or muscle tenderness with this?

Any change in skin color?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Pain when walking or standing in the knee and calf. No change in color.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

This is very concerning since it sounds like you have a deep venous thrombosis--a clot in a leg vein

If that's not rapidly treated with blood thinners it could lead to a dangerous pulmonary embolus--a clot in your lungs

The other possibility would be a tendonitis problem with your lower leg

But I really have to urge you to see your doctor about this right away for an exam and a Doppler venous flow study of the let

Please let me know if you need any more information

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