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Legs are swollen. Blood and urine test normal. Had high BP. Suggestion?

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Hi Doctor,
Please assit, my Mom's both legs are swollen since few months. we have consulted couple of doctors & even the blood reports & urine sample reports were normal but still threir is no imprrovement. She had high BP problem but the same is under control.

Request your urgent assistance.

Posted Tue, 17 Sep 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Look for cause - Do Doppler

Detailed Answer:
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Swelling is generally due to fluid retention / it becomes manifest, when it is ~10 % of the weight...

There are several reasons for the swelling – Heart / Kidney / Liver / Nutrition (low protein, anaemia) and so on... Examination, ECG and basic Lab tests should have given the clues...

If not, it could be from venous obstruction or insufficiency – Doppler study of the lower extremity and abdominal veins will be necessary...Discuss with her doctor and he may order that...

Treatment depends on the cause... Her doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care     
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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