Case 35 – the beginning

Welcome to our new case that we will see develop over the next week with your help!

A 67 year old gentleman presents to his gp with a 2 day history of pain and swelling in his right thigh. 

On examination his right thigh is 5cm bigger than his left thigh and is tender. There is some bruising, but he tells you he knocked his leg on the bed side table this morning on the way to the gp.
He has a past medical history of hypertension, diabetes and AF.
He has been referred to the medical assessment unit for further assessment. 
What else would you want to know about the history?
What initial investigations would you want to do?
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