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Swelling in left leg with large painful bulges, heaviness, back pain. Any relief ?

I have swelling in my left leg with large buldges (3) ON THE LEG THESE ARE HARD AND PAINFUL . My leg gets very tired and heavy which causes me to have back pain . MY DOCTOR HAS ME ON WATER PILLS WHICH HELP BUT THE LARGE HARD BULDGE -NOT QUITE THE SIZE OF A FIST-ARE STILLTHERE. pAIN PILLS ARE MY ONLY RELIEF. aNY hELP??? THANK YOU YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Swelling in the leg with pain of non-traumatic etiology needs investigations. I suggest you to undergo a doppler study of the involved leg to rule out the presence of deep vein thrombosis (presence of blood clot in the veins).

There is no role for self care measures in your case.

Consult you treating physician for a detailed evaluation and further management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Tue, 8 Oct 2013
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