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Suffering with mantle cell lymphoma, had recurrent swelling in ankle. Immediate attention required?

Mother has mantle cell lymphoma . While she was sitting and visiting with Dad in hospital, her Rt. ankle began to swell. It has been 5 days. We had her elevate her leg and in the Am it is better, but then swells again. Had her wear compression sock, but swelling appeared to move to knee area. She hasn t worn a sock today but has been on and off her feet , but now her whole leg is swollen and feels some tenderness in upper thigh level. Should I take her to ER tomorrow. Has appt. with oncologist on 30th. No family Dr. since she is from out of town.
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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leg swelling may be due to many reasons. it may be due to cardiac cause or hypoproteinemia or lymphatic obstruction occasionally for varicose. clinical examination of swelling is necessary. as you have mentioned the swelling is tender it may be due to deep vein thrombosis. in a malignancy background this symptom can not be ignored. please consult your oncologist or physician early.
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