Center for Leg Swelling
Swelling in the legs can be caused by a number of different factors and can vary in seriousness. Specifically, it can be caused by blood clots, varicose veins, claudication, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or poor circulation. It may be a sign of heart failure, kidney failure or liver failure.
A vascular specialist can properly diagnose and manage the causes of leg swelling. At the University of Maryland, comprehensive care is provided by physicians with expertise in different specialties. This ensures that you receive proper care to manage leg swelling and any underlying conditions.
Call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- You have heart disease or kidney disease and the swelling gets worse
- You have a history of liver disease and now have swelling in your legs or abdomen
- Your swollen foot or leg is red or warm to the touch
- You have a fever