Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
178 Doctors are Online

Had heart bypass surgery. Took vein from left leg. Why there is a swelling?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 345 Questions
My friend had a heart bypass 8 years ago and they took the vein from behind his left knee (large incision). Multiple water blisters developed 6 weeks ago and have been very resistant to heal, despite Keflex, and a week of Zosyn in the hospital, including daily wound care. Now he's on biweekly wound care, but still developing water blisters. He's 92 but spry (golfs, drives, sharp), The left leg is slightly swollen, but with no pitting edema (I'm a CRNA.) Can you please give us your best opinion for riddance of these pesky blisters?? Thanks! XXXXXXX Bartlett in TX Blood and wound cultures have grown nothing.
Posted Wed, 2 Jan 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Kruti 29 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query. I will be glad to be of assistance.

I will try my best to answer all your queries till you get a satisfactory answer.

From your description it seems to be either allergic contact dermatitis or it could be a case of vesiculobullous disease like pemphigus vulgaris.

In order to understand the concern better I would like to ask a few queries:-

1. Are these blisters confined to the leg?

2. How big are they, how many, are they tense blisters?

3. Do they contain water?

4. Are they closely grouped?

5. is there any itching?

Please let me know about the queries I have asked.

Thanking you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor