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Child has swollen and red leg. Should I go to ER?

3 1/2 month old left leg from knee down all of a sudden when i was holding her i looked down it was swollen, blood red, and blue. I immediately laid her down and slowly her leg turned to a normal color but her foot is still slightly swollen and a little red and she now has red marks everywhere on her knee and all over her leg that isn t going away. I talked to a nurse from her dr.s office and she said that the pediatrician told her that she should be okay just for me to keep a watch over her leg, and to take her to the ER if it happens again. I dont know if i should take her to the ER anyways because it looks similar to thrombosis which i see all the time with the patients i take care of, but i just dont think this should be happening to an infant whatsoever.
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
It is very very rare to have thrombosis in such a small child without her complaining of anything.Just check out whether she has been bitten by a bug or not.What are her complains? Is her pulses all right behind the ankle? Check her carefully first.If she is asymptomatic you can observe her carefully.If she develops any symptoms it is better to attend ER.Hope this answers your query.Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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