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What causes leg oedema?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: Was at er last night....periheral edema...why are my legs and feet itching like i stepped in ants?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Edema can be due to several causes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for your query.
Leg edema can be due to a number of causes varying from heart failure, low blood protein often from loss through kidneys, from standing for long time, pressure above, certain medicines and even an allergy or infection. If there is itching, it may point to an allergy.
What was the diagnosis made?
Was any test done? If results are available, I can interpret them for you.
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What causes leg oedema?

Brief Answer: Edema can be due to several causes Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for your query. Leg edema can be due to a number of causes varying from heart failure, low blood protein often from loss through kidneys, from standing for long time, pressure above, certain medicines and even an allergy or infection. If there is itching, it may point to an allergy. What was the diagnosis made? Was any test done? If results are available, I can interpret them for you.