Prior to Oct. 12 I only had occasional swelling in
What can I do to lessen the problem. I am 85 old male, in otherwise good health.
The diagnosis should be confirmed.
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
As per your description,there was edema of lower limb followed by upper limb swelling.
Exact cause of the swelling should be identified. Whether it is due to Cellulitis or Deep vein thrombosis or Heart failure etc.
Various investigations like Colour Doppler of the limbs, ECG, Echocardiogram etc will help in the diagnosis.
What was the Diagnosis as per your treating Doctor?
If possible, please attach your Discharge Summary and your reports in The Reports section.
Nothing to worry.
Please come back with your reports and Discharge Summary.
Hope I answered your query. If you have any questions,I will clarify further.
Wish you good health