Severe Upper Leg Swelling Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your severe upper leg swelling symptoms, including 2 causes and common questions.

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Contents

  1. 2 Possible Severe Upper Leg Swelling Causes
  2. Real-Life Stories
  3. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  4. Statistics
  5. Related Articles

2 Possible Severe Upper Leg Swelling Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced severe upper leg swelling. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

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.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, nausea, muscle aches, being severely ill, change in urine color

Urgency: Emergency medical service

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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.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: fever, thigh pain, upper leg swelling, calf pain, butt pain

Urgency: Hospital emergency room

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Severe Upper Leg Swelling

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Where on your upper leg is this swelling?
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Any fever today or during the last week?
  • 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 were most often matched with:

  • 53% Rhabdomyolysis
  • 46% Deep Vein Thrombosis

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

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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