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Travelling frequently, swelling in right leg, clear liquid discharge from leg. Causes and treatment?

I have been traveling across a few states now and my right leg is swollen. I try to get off at every stop and stretch it out But it doesnt help i know im almost home so i can get rest. But as of yesterday it started oozing out clear luquid while i was i decided to get a hotel and get some rest...and all night it has been oozing this clear liquid?? Why? ?? Please answer.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

The strain of the travel is obvious here.

The clear fluid oozing is nothing but the transudate that comes out due to pressure in the legs and obstruction to proper venous drainage.

Please give adequate rest to the legs, elevate them by using 2 pillows underneath the legs. You can also use crepe bandage initially for a few hours to increase the venous return.

Take over the counter painkillers if there is pain.

I wish you a speedy recovery.

Answered: Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Ram Choudhary's  Response
Hi Elih,
I wonder what are you doing there in a hotel, man you should have been in a hospital by now!
Unilateral swelling of lower limb with pain and oozing fluid means the problem is quite grave and
may cost you your leg if not managed quickly.
It may be a Deep Vein thrombosis or a Lymphoedema or a Cellulitis- All of them pretty dangerous.
Please go to a clinic, get Lower Limb Doppler and blood investigation.
You must know that a shower of clot can be released from Leg DVT and may get lodged in lung arteries and kill a healthy looking person within minutes.
Consult nearest healthcare facility please.
Take Care!
Answered: Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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