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Suggest remedy for swelling on legs

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: I have swelling in my leg from my knee all the way down to my toes. my leg is very tight.been going on for about 4 days
2 nd question for quite some time I have had ain in my right side hip area
I have asked doctors about it in the past and have been told nothing wrong with hip . I even had xrays taken at university of Utah and they said the same thing. now very frustrated my pain has only gotten worse sometimes to the point I can not stand and hurts sometimes down into my butt . any help will be wonderful. thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Colour Duplex will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam.

I understand your concern.

The changes below your knee are possibly related to water accumulation called edema.

For this I advise you to get a color duplex scan of the affected limb.

This can diagnose any disorder of blood vessels causing such a change.

Further management is largely based on test results.

Pertaining to hip pain it could be related to osteoporotic changes.This can cause such a boring long term pain.

For this I advise you to get a BMD scan-bone mineral density scan.

Based on the results,calcium and vitamin D supplementation will help.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu (36 minutes later)
the swelling is only on side is sore and red today.
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Possible Cellulitis

Detailed Answer:
HI.

If its only one side,then there is high possibility for infectious cause like Cellulitis ,lymphangitis .

Also the risk of venous thrombosis is high.

These conditions can be diagnosed with Duplex scan.

In such cases ,antibiotics like Hetrazan and Augmentin 2g will help.

Please note these drugs have to be taken under expert medical guidance.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest remedy for swelling on legs

Brief Answer: Colour Duplex will help. Detailed Answer: Hi Mam. I understand your concern. The changes below your knee are possibly related to water accumulation called edema. For this I advise you to get a color duplex scan of the affected limb. This can diagnose any disorder of blood vessels causing such a change. Further management is largely based on test results. Pertaining to hip pain it could be related to osteoporotic changes.This can cause such a boring long term pain. For this I advise you to get a BMD scan-bone mineral density scan. Based on the results,calcium and vitamin D supplementation will help. Post your further queries if any. Thank you.