Leg Swelling (Water Retention)

About- Leg swelling occurs due to an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the lower extremity.
 
Causes-
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • An ACL tear or injury 
  • Ankle sprain
  • Baker's cyst
  • Blood clots in the leg
  • Broken ankle, foot or leg
  • Burns
  • Cardiomyopathy 
  • Cellulitis 
  • Certain medications including antidepressants, pain relievers, steroids, etc
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cirrhosis of liver
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Gout
  • Heart failure
  • Hormone therapy
  • Kidney failure
  • Knee bursitis 
  • Leg infection
  • Liver failure
  • Lymphedema
  • Nephrotic syndrome 
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Pericarditis 
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Sitting or standing for a long time
  • Sprained ankle
  • Surgery, such as pelvic, hip, knee, ankle, or foot surgery
  • Thrombophlebitis 
  • Venous insufficiency
 
Specialists to visit
Orthopedics
Urologist
Cardiologist

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References
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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