Symptom Checker

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Leg Swelling (Edema), New Onset

Sudden onset of swelling in just one leg usually requires prompt medical evaluation. The exception might be if you sprained an ankle or injured a foot and the swelling was only localized to that area.

Is the swelling localized to the foot and/or ankle only?

Yes, it is localized.

No, the swelling extends up my leg.

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