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my right leg has been swelling up and my knee sometimes my knee feels like its on fire ..then today i notice a dent on my thigh

Posted by Linda G. Facebook

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A swollen leg is described medically as edematous.  This is due to fluid retention.  The higher up you retain fluid, the worse the situation.  I suspect the dent that you noticed in your thigh is due to excess fluid there.  Blood clots are notorious for causing fluid retention.  So is heart failure.  Pulmonary hypertension & kidney failure can do this, too.  However, heart, lung & kidney problems leading to fluid retention typically do so in both legs equally.  Perhaps you have a clot (or something compressing a major vein) higher up in the thigh or pelvis region leading to one-sided swelling.  Whatever the cause, you need to get evaluated immediately.  Good luck!
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