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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Severe Upper Leg Swelling

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced severe upper leg swelling. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Rhabdomyolysis

    Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome most commonly resulting from muscle injury following extreme exertion such as endurance exercise or weight lifting or following a severe accident. Sometimes rhabdomyolysis may result from medications - most commonly medications to treat elevated cholesterol such as statins. Severity can range from mild to life threatening kidney disease from muscle enzymes entering the circulation.

    Most patients recover in a few days but occasionally will need prolonged hospital care if the kidneys are injured.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea, muscle aches, being severely ill, change in urine color
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  2. 2.Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Most deep vein clots occur in the lower leg or thigh.

    Curable with medication or surgery but may recur.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, thigh pain, upper leg swelling, calf pain, butt pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Severe Upper Leg Swelling

  • Q.Where on your upper leg is this swelling?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you notice your heart beating hard, rapidly, or irregularly (also called palpitations)?

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Severe Upper Leg Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced severe upper leg swelling have also experienced:

    • 5% Upper Leg Pain
    • 3% Severe Lower Leg Swelling
    • 3% Tingling Upper Leg
  • People who have experienced severe upper leg swelling had symptoms persist for:

    • 30% Less Than a Week
    • 28% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced severe upper leg swelling were most often matched with:

    • 53% Rhabdomyolysis
    • 46% Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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