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Question: inflamed leg


 b kelly - Mon Mar 10, 2003 2:49 pm

hi doctor... i have suddenly acquired a red swollen lower limb. it is red from about halfway between knee and ankle.to the toes ..its no tsore or paining but is acccompanied by a rash of small blisters (tinea?). my other leg is in a cast folowing achilles reconstruction.
what do you think?
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Mar 10, 2003 11:38 pm

User avatar Dear B. Kelly,

You have to go to your orthopedic surgeon and have him evaluate you, there is a chance that this may be
1. Blood clot in the leg since you have bee in cast which might lead to you being less active and the blood more stagnant and may be predispose to a blood clot formation
2. Infection of the leg (cellulitis).

The treatment for the former is blood thinners and the treatment for the latter is antibiotics.

Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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