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

Swollen feet and hands after a triple bypass surgery. Are these related?

Hi Dr, my father had a triple bypass surgery on feb, 6th.. For the first few days his hands and feet were very swollen which we were told is very common, then the swelling went away completely until a couple of days ago when his left foot started swelling again... Can you please let me know if this is something common or what could cause this... I thank you for your time.:)
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
Answers:  2 Views:  254
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is common
There are several reasons - many simple and harmless like obstruction to flow because of the veins removed / some serious like heart failure.
See your surgeon

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Cardiologist Dr. Hemant Kumar's  Response
in your case cause of bilateral feet swelling - 1) cardiac cause ( DCM/TR) 2) kidney dysfunction 3) Hypoalbuminemia

swelling is not common after bypass surgery .
investigate you father for above 3 causes
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© 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