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Why is my mothers leg swelling ?

my mother who is of 50 years of age has bee suffering from left leg swelling for almost 5 years presently she is taking ECOSPRIN-AV75 and TORSEMIDE 10mg each once a day night and day respectively some time leg swelling gets subsidised to normal if worked for longer time while standing it recurse could you please diagnose the disease
Asked On : Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello
Normally swelling occurs in both the legs if the cause is general but if one is having swelling in one leg then it means the reason is local pertaining to that leg only.
Reasons for one leg swelling can be
Deep vein thrombosis ( clots in deep veins)
Lymphoedema( blockage of lymphatic ducts)
Rarely a condition specifically occurring in females and that too in left leg called as
May-thumer syndrome(iliac vein compression)
Consult a vascular surgeon and get
Venous Doppler
And possible MRI of pelvis done
Thanks
Regards
Answered: Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Rudramani Swami's  Response
HELLO
THANKS FOR POSTING YOUR QUERY
50 YR OLD FEMALE ,HAVING UNILATERAL LEFT LEG SWELLING NEEDS OT INVESTIGATE FURTHER FOR WHETHER SHE HAS VARICOSE VEIN.UNILATERAL LEG SWELLING IS LESS LIKELY DUE TO CARDIAC CAUSE.INVESTIGATIONS LIKE LOWER LIMB COLOUR DOPPLER IS REQUIRED.SO CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.
I HOPE I HAVE ANSWERED YOUR QUERY.I WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FURTHER QUERIES IF ANY.
REGARDS.
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