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Causes of Leg swelling

Introduction: Leg swelling

There are many potential causes of leg swelling. Minor or mild causes include standing or sitting for long periods of time. Eating salty foods can also result in some swelling of the feet and ankles.

Chronic leg swelling generally indicates a potentially serious disorder, such as congestive heart failure. Other cardiovascular causes of leg swelling include thrombophlebitis, venous insufficiency and a large blood clot in the leg, often in the calf. This is called a deep vein thrombosis.

Other serious causes of leg swelling include kidney disease, preeclampsia and liver disease, such as cirrhosis of the liver.

Orthopedic conditions that can cause leg swelling include dislocations, bone fractures, a cast that is too tight, contusion, ankle sprain, and ligament injuries and tendon injuries.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that can cause leg swelling. Infectious conditions that can cause leg swelling include cellulitis.

Causes of Leg swelling:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Leg swelling. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Leg swelling:

The following list of conditions have 'Leg swelling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Leg swelling:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Leg swelling' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. This computer-generated list of complications may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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More Information About Leg swelling

List of 576 causes of Leg swelling

This section shows a full list of all the diseases and conditions listed as a possible cause of Leg swelling in our database from various sources.

Leg swelling: Tools

Drug side effect causes of Leg swelling

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins may possibly cause Leg swelling as a side effect.

[See detailed list of 216 drug side effect causes of Leg swelling]

Drug interaction causes of Leg swelling:

Drug interactions may be a possible cause of Leg swelling.

  • Nifedipine and quinidine interaction
  • Adalat and quinidine interaction
  • Adalat CC and quinidine interaction
  • Nifedical XL and quinidine interaction
  • Nifeditab CR and quinidine interaction
[See detailed list of 263 drug interaction causes of Leg swelling]
 

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