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My left side retains fluid more than my right. Swelling of…

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My left side retains...

My left side retains fluid more than my right

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Swelling of my left leg

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

Yes, when I took off my socks last night it was so drastic , it made my leg look deformed

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

No history of high blood pressure, or diabetes

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No fever, no rash or irritation. Just it swells easily everyday.
Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Sorry to hear about that. Well swelling and pooling of fluid in one leg means impaired circulation of blood in that limb which could be due to thrombosed ( clot) vein or defective valves. You should get it examined by your doctor and get doppler ultrasound done on the leg to check on the blood flow and patency of arteries/ veins and lymphatics in this leg.

Once the exact cause is ascertained only then it can be treated.

Other causes of fluid retention would cause swelling in both limbs .

I hope it was helpful.

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