Hello everybody,i have been going through alot of pain at my right leg,then it turned out that it is swollen.i dont know how to handle swollen leg,so i went to the hospital where i was admitted,infusion given,diclofenanc sodium inj administered but it is exactly 1 week and my leg is still swollen. What can i do? Am i having kidney failure or heart failure? Am i safe or in danger zone. God am just scared.

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Comment by Tracy H. on March 10, 2010 at 11:44pm
You are very welcome! As long as you monitor closely and stay on top of the situation you should do just fine. I'll be sure to pass around to send you birthday wishes on the 16th.

Keep a close eye on that other leg also. You may might to go back to the doctor sooner to draw blood work adjust the medication to work better.
Comment by Luchy on March 10, 2010 at 12:17pm
Tracy,thank u so much.i have not had this kind of pain before and am always having problem with clotting. Actually am very scared course my other leg is swelling a little bit and i was alarmed cuz i know the implications. But i dont feel different except at my legs.. Am turning 21 by 16th of this month..and my parents are really scared and my fear,is that i might die before 16th.am sorry oh but am pretty scared even with the clexane. Thank u alot and remain hydrated.
Comment by Luchy on March 10, 2010 at 12:17pm
Tracy,thank u so much.i have not had this kind of pain before and am always having problem with clotting. Actually am very scared course my other leg is swelling a little bit and i was alarmed cuz i know the implications. But i dont feel different except at my legs.. Am turning 21 by 16th of this month..and my parents are really scared and my fear,is that i might die before 16th.am sorry oh but am pretty scared even with the clexane. Thank u alot and remain hydrated.
Comment by Tracy H. on March 9, 2010 at 10:14pm
I'm glad you went to get your leg looked after. When it comes come clotting you want make sure you take to blood thinner as prescribed, warm/ moist heat is good for the swelling and pain. Be careful what kinds of medications your taking; avoid things with NSAID's like aspirin and Motrin, they also have a small blood-thinning property. Be cautious not to fall, bump into things or bruise yourself. Try to take it easy until your medically cleared to resume normal activities. Once your back on your feet elastic compression stockings are a good idea, this help with any remaining swelling and also helps support the walls of the veins. In the event you can't breath properly or do suddenly can't move the way you normally do, get help urgently. There is a chance that pieces of the clot can break off and go to other organs.

Since your on the Clexane, you should be fine.Just keep your eyes open. DVT's are very scary, I have experienced one before and know that it's no fun.
Comment by Luchy on March 9, 2010 at 6:21am
Actually my doctor said its clotting and he wants to put me on clexane. At the time of this reply,the swelling is reducing. About the clotting factor,am always on the high side. My blood clots within minutes. Should i worry abt anything when it comes to clotting?
Comment by Luchy on March 9, 2010 at 6:21am
Actually my doctor said its clotting and he wants to put me on clexane. At the time of this reply,the swelling is reducing. About the clotting factor,am always on the high side. My blood clots within minutes. Should i worry abt anything when it comes to clotting?
Comment by Sickle Cell Warrior on March 6, 2010 at 11:00pm
I second what Tracy said. It sounds to me like a possible DVT. That facility is dealing with pain (sickle cell pain) and not anything else. You need someone to check that leg out. Ask for an ultrasound on your leg. Please let us know what happened. Blessings
Comment by Tracy H. on March 6, 2010 at 9:35pm
Did they do a vascular ultrasound to rule out deep vein thrombosis (DVT)???? Having sickle cell disease increases the chance for clotting of the red blood cells. Heart/ kidney failure can cause edema (lots of swelling) in the lower extremities but that usually happens in both legs not one.


I suggest you go to another hospital or urgent care center to rule out clotting.

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