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Suffered from cellulitus. Difficulty in wearing shoes, having redness and swelling. What is the cause for this swelling? Which type of specialist should be seen?

I recently had cellulitus, had 3 lots of antibiotics . I have now had 3 scans as the Dr thought I may have a clot due to redness and swelling . I don t have a clot in my leg but cannot put on my left shoe properly, it is also still throbbing, a blood test shows no infection. What can be the reason for redness and swelling of a leg if not a clot and infection cleared? I did have blocked capillaries about 20 years ago and was given tablets which weren t continued when I moved house and Drs. What is the best thing to do, is there any type of specialist I can see, I am already on water tablets,,
Asked On : Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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I seems that you have had an episode of cellulitis and the inflammation is still continuing. As there is no evidence of infection in the blood and the scan that you have done shows no clot, you donot have any infection or deep vein thrombosis. But as you have mentioned that you had blocked capillaries 20 years back, the swelling could probably because of the damaged venous system which might have aggravated recently due to some self limiting infection or trauma. You can try keeping your leg elevated on two pillows when you are resting to reduce the swelling and pain. You could visit a Surgeon for a check up.
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