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My left leg has been hurting from thigh down to ancle for

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my left leg has been hurting from thigh down to ancle for days. now my ancle is swollen. what should i do.
JA: How long has your uncle had the swelling? Has he used any medication for it?
Customer: been hurting for 5 days and no medication but advil
JA: Has he seen a doctor about the swelling?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else in his medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: had mitro valve fixed about 5 years ago so on blood pressure meds

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
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Any redness or bruising?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
no

Is it just your ankle that's swollen and not any other part of the leg?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
still their waiting for an answer

I just need to know if it's only your ankle that's swollen please

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
only my ankle and i didnt twist it but it hurts up my leg past my knee

There are two possibilities here--

One would be a deep venous thrombosis--a clot in a leg vein

The other would be a nerve root pinch from a disk problem in your lower back

You need to see your doctor as soon as possible and I would get Doppler venous flow studies of the leg and an MRI scan of your lumbar spine

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
i have a chiropracter appointment monday and she cracks my hips as well and my lower back and hip hurt some so was hoping after she adjusts me it would get better

That's possible if it is a disk problem

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