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Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Removed the tail of pancreas. On Coumadin for clot in arm. Having swollen calves and feet. Serious?

My father recently was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer . He is 84 years old. He is diabetic and had a quintuple bypass 12 years ago. His tumor was on the tail of the pancreas . They removed that section of the pancreas and the spleen . Out of 17 lymph nodes , two were positive. He has worked out three days a week since his heart surgery.He came through surgery very well. He had a clot to form in his left arm and was put on coumadin. He went home 9 days later. Its been two weeks and he is now developing swollen calves and feet. Is this normal or cause for alarm? It is the weekend and not sure if this is a sign that he should go to ER. HS
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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swollen calves and feet should be examined carefully. this may be due to hypoproteinemia or congestive cardiac failure or lymphatic obstruction. deep venous thrombosis may also be the cause. carefull clinical examination and necessary investigation may help to reach a diagnosis. consult your physician.
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