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Posted on Wed, 5 Jul 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: yes I had a bypass done on my left leg about a year ago but I cant keep the swollen down I get it down and it keeps coming back what can I do
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Your symptoms seem to be related to chronic venous insufficiency.

For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician and performing a Doppler ultrasound of the leg vessels, in order to examine them.

Wearing a compression sock may be helpful!

Surgery may be needed again, especially if the swelling is associated to pain in this leg.

Hope to have been helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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