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Anonymous
fluid buildupe severe swelling in left leg

hello I have a lot of fluid buildup in my left leg between my knee and my foot today it is going up into my thigh area I cant get out of bed because its way too painful I am taking potassium supplements and magnesium supplement eating bananas watermelon and grapes Is there any other kind of medication or food I should eat too painful to get up and stand on it to try to get rid of the liquid I know I need to walk but its too painful to get up and walk on it it thank you


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Dr Ashna Singh

Family Physician

Hello, Mr.Robert, I saw you already mentioned the supplements you are taking, I would recommend that if you are lying on your bed , put some pillows like 2 or 3 under your legs to raise it above the level of your heart. also drink more water, less salt and less refined food. If you are already suffering from some chronic diseases and taking medication for it, kindly see your doctor, as some medications can cause eczema as a side effect. I see its painful to move your leg but as you are resting try moving the leg up and down and side while lying, you dont need to move for that. I hope this will help to reduce the pain, if not you need to see the doctor for further examination and medical test. Dr. Ashna
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Ravikrishna Parmar

Internal Medicine

Hi Mr Robert. In my opinion, your description seems inadequate to reach a possible diagnosis. I think you consult in person and if required get investigated. thanks
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Dr Piyush Malav

Family Physician

Hiii, may be its dvt or cellulitis, please consult nearby surgeon or you can consult to me online also... Till then put your leg over pillow n you need some more investigation also...