The Swollen Leg
The swollen leg represents a diagnostic challenge. Making the correct diagnosis of a swollen leg can be difficult and frustrating for both the patient and the physician. Key questions that must be answered in order to make a correct diagnosis include: when did swelling start, how long has it been present, is there any history of trauma, infection, or surgery, are you taking a calcium channel blocker, have you had any change in medications, does the swelling go away overnight, is the whole leg involved, is the foot and are the toes involved, is it painful, how active are you, does anybody in your family have similar legs? Because of his vast experience in the very diseases that account for most leg swelling, Dr. Tapper can help make a diagnosis for you and set you on the correct treatment path.