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Suggest treatment for fluid collection in lower leg, swelling in calves and feet

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: I HAVE RECENTLY HAVE BEEN TOLD I HAVE ANTI-VENUS SYNDRUM. TO PUT IT IN MY WORDS MY LOWER LEGS COLLECT FLUID & IT MAKES MY FEET & CAF SWELL UP . I'VE GONE TO SEE A CARDIOVASCULAR,INTERVENTIONALCARDIOLOGY,PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE DOCTOR AFTER 5 MONTH & ALL THE TEST HE HAS DONE ON ME HE SIMPLY WITH A SMILE TOLD ME THAT I'M IN FINE SHAPE BUT WELL HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS. I'M 36 YEARS OLD THANK GOD I HAVE A CONDO IN P.RICO & 1 IN MAIMI BUT I LOOK LIKE I HAVE TREE TRUNK FOR LEGS. I DON'T WANT TO LIVE LIKE THIS ANY ADVICE OR HELP I'D BE VERY THANKFULL. XXXX 000-000-0000 24/7 ANYTIME CALL.
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Doppler ultrasound&angiologist consultation advised...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concerns.

From what you are describing, your symptoms are suggestive for vein insufficiency. It is hard for the legs vein to collect blood from the lower extremities, thus, it will remain there showing up with edema of legs/feet.

I advise to run Doppler ultrasound of blood vessels in the lower extremities for further evaluations. You should discuss it further with angiologist who is the specialist for the blood vessels problems.

You should discuss with him about the best way to treat vein insufficiencyand if you are suitable for vein sclerotherapy or heat vein ablation.

Furthermore, an abdominal ultrasound is advised to evaluate the status of liver.

Meanwhile, I seen that you are using socks that reach to your knees. To my opinion, you need long stockings reaching your pelvis. Also you should loose weight and increase exercise. You should avoid staying in standing position for long periods.

Hope this was of help!
Wish you health!
All the best!
Dr.Benard
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Suggest treatment for fluid collection in lower leg, swelling in calves and feet

Brief Answer: Doppler ultrasound&angiologist consultation advised... Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concerns. From what you are describing, your symptoms are suggestive for vein insufficiency. It is hard for the legs vein to collect blood from the lower extremities, thus, it will remain there showing up with edema of legs/feet. I advise to run Doppler ultrasound of blood vessels in the lower extremities for further evaluations. You should discuss it further with angiologist who is the specialist for the blood vessels problems. You should discuss with him about the best way to treat vein insufficiencyand if you are suitable for vein sclerotherapy or heat vein ablation. Furthermore, an abdominal ultrasound is advised to evaluate the status of liver. Meanwhile, I seen that you are using socks that reach to your knees. To my opinion, you need long stockings reaching your pelvis. Also you should loose weight and increase exercise. You should avoid staying in standing position for long periods. Hope this was of help! Wish you health! All the best! Dr.Benard