Leg Swelling

Leg swelling (or leg edema) has a variety of different causes and may affect one or both legs. Swelling of the lower leg, such as foot swelling or ankle swelling, is the most common type. Causes of leg swelling range from the mostly harmless to life-threatening disorders. Seek prompt ...

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Leg swelling is the term usually used for swelling of the entire leg, or at least a large portion of the leg. There are also various causes of swelling of the particular sub-parts of the leg, with their own ...

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Causes of Leg Swelling

Causes of oedema It's normal to have some swelling in your legs at the end of the day, particularly if you've been sitting or standing for long periods. Oedema is often a symptom of an underlying health condition. It ...1

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Causes List for Leg Swelling

Possible causes of Leg Swelling (or similar symptoms) may include:2

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Clinical Features of Leg Swelling

Symptoms of oedema The accumulation of fluid under the skin causes swelling, often in the lower legs and ankles (known as peripheral oedema). As well as swelling or puffiness of the skin, oedema can also cause:

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Treatments for Leg Swelling

Treating oedema Oedema is often temporary and clears up by itself. For example, if you've been standing up for too long on a hot day, your ankles may swell up until you get the chance to put your feet ...3

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  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Oedema/ 
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Oedema/ 

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