When to seek medical advice

Get medical care as soon as possible if:

  • You have unexplained, painful swelling of your feet or legs, particularly if it's only in one leg
  • The swollen area becomes warm, red or inflamed
  • The swelling is accompanied by a fever

Also seek immediate medical care if you're pregnant and develop:

  • Sudden foot swelling
  • A noticeable change in foot swelling
  • Swelling in only one foot or leg
  • Sudden swelling along with other new signs or symptoms such as severe headache, vision changes, upper abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, or shortness of breath

Foot swelling or leg swelling in adults

Find possible causes of foot swelling or leg swelling based on specific factors. Check one or more factors on this page that apply to your symptom.

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