. What can I do at home to help this ? My husband has been rubbing it and that seems to help. But now I'm told if it's a blood clot that could be dangerous. I'm keeping it propped up and that helps too, no salt. But it's still swollen and hurts. All anyone can or will say is go to the doctor. But I've been treated so badly everywhere I go. So I hate to go. I'm scared it's a bloodclot and that now..that we've been rubbing it, because that does seem to help. that now I've made it worse. I'm scared it's going to travel to my heart or lungs. But..a symptom of blood clots said it would be painful to flex my foot up. And that's not painful for me. It's not fevered..but it does have red splotches here and there. I'm so scared at this point.
I am a nurse and it sounds like you very well could have a blood clot but it could also be something like cellulitis. Both need a Drs care. If you have been elevating the leg and avoiding salt and it is not better then it is time to be seen. DON'T RUB IT!!! If it is a blood clot, rubbing it can dislodge it and allow it to travel to the heart or the lungs. You need to go to the ER now!!! If it is a blood clot they will treat you with medications to thin the blood and dissolve the clot. If it is cellulitis, you just will need antibiotics. It is never fun to go to the Dr or the ER but I'm afraid in this instance you do need to go. If you feel like they dont treat you right, take someone with you-see if your husband can go with you. You deserve to be treated and treated with respect. Why do you feel like you are treated badly everywhere you go?
You should see a doctor. You might even have lymphedema. I have that and both of my legs will swell and be very painful. I am on Furosemide 40mg daily to help my body get rid of the excess fluid. I used to have to wrap my feet and legs and that was a big hassle. Please get yourself checked out. This is not something you should ignore.
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