Possible Causes for Leg Swelling in USA

  • Liver Cirrhosis
    Leg Swelling

    Other medications may be useful for complications such as abdominal or leg swelling, hepatic encephalopathy, and dilated esophageal veins.[1]

  • Liposarcoma
    Swelling Leg Swelling

    Liposarcoma is a rare malignancy of fat cells. It occurs especially in the retroperitoneal tissues and the thigh. The following are the signs and symptoms of liposarcoma: A slow growing lump beneath the skin that grows slowly and is firm to touch and painless Fatigue Weight loss Abdominal pain and cramps Nausea and…[2]

  • Turner Syndrome
    Leg Swelling

    Turner syndrome, first described in 1938 by Henry Turner, is as loss or abnormality of the second X chromosome in at least one cell line in a phenotypic female. At birth, girls with Turner syndrome may have swollen hands and feet because of lymphedema. The blend of dysplastic or hypoplastic nails and lymphedema…[3]

  • Right-Sided Heart Failure
    Leg Swelling

    Right-sided heart failure is characterized by insufficient output by the right heart and increased systemic venous and pulmonary pressures. The most common cause is left-sided heart failure but various other conditions may be responsible as well. Principal symptoms include distal edema and profuse weakness and…[4]

  • Hereditary Angioedema Type 2
    Swelling Leg Swelling

    Hereditary angioedema type II is a genetic disorder in which synthesis of dysfunctional C1-esterase inhibitor results in angioedema, abdominal pain, and erythema marginatum. The clinical presentation is identical to HAE type 1. Angioedema, defined as sudden onset of edema involving the subcutaneous tissues of the…[5]

  • Vein Disorder
    Leg Swelling
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
    Leg Swelling

    This is a nonspecific disease of the kidney characterized by proteinuria, edema and hypoalbuminemia. It results from increased permeability of the glomerulus leading to massive loss of protein in the urine. The commonest presenting features are those due to fluid retention. Facial edema is usually the first sign of…[6]

  • Angioedema
    Swelling Leg Swelling

    Angioedema is the swelling of skin, subcutaneous, or submucosal tissue due to acquired or genetic causes. In hereditary angioedema, the patients present with swelling that develops 2 to 5 hours after any stimulus such as a minor trauma or infection. The swelling can involve any part of body and is often associated…[7]

  • Acute Kidney Failure
    Leg Swelling

    Acute kidney failure (acute kidney injury or acute renal failure) is the abrupt loss of the kidney's capacity to remove metabolic wastes from the blood and to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body for optimum health. AKF, if left untreated, is potentially fatal. The presentation depends on the etiology…[8]

  • Neuroblastoma
    Leg Swelling

    Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that originates from the immature nerve cells. It can affect any part of the body that contains such type of nerve cells. Fever and feeling of malaise are the primary signs of neuroblastoma. Children also complain of poor appetite and eventually undergo weight loss. In addition to…[9]

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References

  1. Wikipedia: Cirrhosis, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  2. Liposarcoma, Symptoma
  3. Turner Syndrome, Symptoma
  4. Right-Sided Heart Failure, Symptoma
  5. Hereditary Angioedema Type 2, Symptoma
  6. Nephrotic Syndrome, Symptoma
  7. Angioedema, Symptoma
  8. Acute Kidney Failure, Symptoma
  9. Neuroblastoma, Symptoma