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Back pain, swelling and turning purple

Ok my SIL has had back pain for a month and couldn't get into the doc. My mom called this morning saying that she was taking SIL to the hospital because she woke up and was swollen on the left side, her toes and thighs are purple... What could this be?

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Asked by lyndonsmom at 11:27 AM on Mar. 2, 2009 in Health

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  • Wow that sounds horrible!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Wow, something is blocking blood flow of a major artery. Hernia, tumor, who knows until they can do some scans. Good luck to her

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

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