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Mercy vascular surgeon Dr. Alain Tanbe discusses diagnosis and treatment for swollen legs.
The doctors at The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, diagnose and treat a variety of circulatory system disorders. Our vascular specialists can help determine the cause of common conditions such as swelling in the legs and develop treatment plans to address individual patient needs.
Leg swelling can occur for a number of reasons including fluid buildup, infection, injury, joint or tissue conditions or a blood clot. The swelling can include the feet, ankles, calves and thighs. Many cases of leg swelling are often harmless and a primary care physician can easily identify and treat the problem. Some cases, however, indicate a more serious problem such as heart disease or kidney failure. Circulatory disorders, such as lymphedema or phlebitis, may also be the cause of leg swelling.
Symptoms of leg swelling may include the following:
Leg swelling can be caused by several disorders. If the diagnosis is a blood clot in the leg, vascular tests may include:
Leg swelling caused by a blood clot or vascular conditions can be treated simply with anti-inflammatory medication, pain medication, leg elevation and warm compresses to reduce swelling. More severe cases may require a hospital visit with more targeted drugs, like blood thinners, to help dissolve the clot or antibiotics to cure infection. In these cases, follow-up treatment for several months will be required to monitor ongoing drug treatment.
For conditions affecting deeper veins in the legs, treatment will depend on the seriousness of the condition. It may require:
The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, diagnoses and treats a broad range of circulatory system disorders including stroke and mini stroke, leg pain and swelling, blood clots, aneurysms, varicose veins and circulatory disease. Drs. Paul Lucas, Kurtis Kim and Alain Tanbe provide comprehensive care using advanced treatments including balloon angioplasty, stent-graft repair, endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, aortic aneurysm and dissection, varicose vein removal, bypass surgery, neck artery repair and minimally invasive catheter procedures.
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Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.
Cheryl wears compression socks while working to help with venous insufficiency, a buildup of pressure in her legs.