Leg swelling

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

DVT

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that develops within a deep vein in the body, usually in the leg.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Leg swelling
  • Leg pain
  • Red skin of leg
  • History of blood clots

More information on DVT is available here.

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Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a long-term ( chronic) condition that causes swelling in the body's tissues.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Leg swelling
  • Red skin of leg
  • Leg pain
  • Arm pain

More information on Lymphoedema is available here.

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Nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome occurs when the kidneys do not work properly and leak large amounts of protein into the urine.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Loss of appetite
  • Gaining weight unintentionally
  • Puffyswollen eyes
  • Leg swelling

More information on Nephrotic syndrome is available here.

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Varicose veins

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins, usually blue or dark purple in colour.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Swollen purple veins on legs
  • Leg pain
  • Muscle cramp
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Leg swelling

More information on Varicose veins is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Varicose veins of the leg with eczema

Varicose eczema is a type of eczema that affects the legs.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Itchy rash
  • Rash on legs
  • Dry skin
  • Swollen purple veins on legs
  • Swollen feet or ankles

More information on Varicose veins of the leg with eczema is available here.

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Venous Ulcer

A leg ulcer is a long-lasting (chronic) wound on your leg or foot that takes more than six weeks to heal.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Leg ulcer
  • Leg pain
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Leg swelling
  • Flaky skin

More information on Venous Ulcer is available here.

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