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What causes swelling of legs?

Hi, A friend of mine has a swelling of her leg (right) below the knee, for the last 2 months. It is uncomfortable but not painful. Doctors told her there was no thrombosis. She s 53 years old. No history of hypertension or diabetes. She s obese with BMI of over 30.
Tue, 4 Jun 2019
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Hello,

It could be cellulitis or venous stasis.

As first-line management, she can try compression stockings.

If symptoms persist, it is better to consult a physician and get evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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