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    Suggest treatment for swelling in the left leg

Posted on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: My left leg is slightly swollen compared to the right, i had fluid removed from the back of the knee 6-8 was ago, has gone down a bit with exercise but the ankle and foot are retaining more fluid still
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 54 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Differential diagnosis require further details please .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There are many local joint as well as systemic conditions giving rise to such
symptoms .

Kindly provide me some more details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Fluid removed from similar side of knee ( left ) , what was the diagnosis at
that time for which it was done , any reports of that fluid had done
2. Duration of fluid removal was 6-8 weeks or months , duration of current
problem ( was it there before fluid removal already or later appeared )
any history of trauma to same foot
3. Swelling persist 24 hrs or notice more in relation to particular period of day
say after walking or working , any pain in foot or ankle , overlying skin
changes if any
4. If feasible can take a measure tape , check circumference in cm of both feet
& tell me in next session
5. Press your thumb firmly in fluid filled area & see whether there is pitting or
6. Presence of systemic ailments as diabetes , hypertension , arthritis & taking
any medicines for such problems

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

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