milk leg

milk leg

noun Pathology.
a painful swelling of the leg soon after childbirth, due to thrombosis of the large veins.

Origin:
1895–1900

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milk leg
 
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Also called: white leg, Technical name: phlegmasia alba dolens inflammation and thrombosis of the femoral vein following childbirth, characterized by painful swelling of the leg

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milk leg n.
A painful swelling of the leg occurring in women after childbirth as a result of clotting and inflammation of the femoral veins. Also called phlegmasia alba dolens.

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