What causes skin redness and swollen legs? 4 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Stasis Dermatitis And Ulcers

Stasis dermatitis is skin inflammation caused by blood pooling in the veins in the legs. Pooling causes pressure inside the veins to rise. This elevated pressure causes damage to the capillaries, resulting in cell death.

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Venous insufficiency

Venous insufficiency (VI) occurs when veins have trouble sending blood from limbs back to the heart. In this condition, blood does not flow back properly to the heart, causing blood to pool in legs. It is commonl...

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Thrombophlebitis

Thrombophlebitis is an inflammation of a vein, usually in the leg, that can cause swelling or redness. If left untreated, it can lead to a pulmonary embolism.

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Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)

A bone infection may occur when bacteria or fungi invade the bone, causing many symptoms, including fever, redness, stiffness, and swelling.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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