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cold leg

my left leg is cold  what does this mean
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There can be a number of conditions that can lead to a cold, left leg.

Reduced blood flow, or peripheral artery disease, would be the primary cause to look for.  Obtaining non-invasive vascular studies, like an ankle-brachial index and pulse volume recording, would be the recommended, initial approach.

If there is no evidence of pulses in the legs, a referral to a vascular surgeon would be needed.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin Pho, M.D.
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