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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can edema in the left leg be treated?

I had a pacemaker put in 2 months ago butt it flipped, so the had to remove and put another one in. My left leg has been edema prone since then. I swells more in the after noon and is very painful, especially under the back of knee. My doctor has put me on water pills, but they are not answer. Please help. I have been to vein spec, and had scans for DVT, etc. Thank you.
Thu, 2 Aug 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per my clinical experience, unilateral lower limb edema, not responding to water pills suggest vascular compromise or lymphatic reason. I would like to assist further with all reports of doppler and medications of current drug basket to guide further management outlines.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Purva Patel
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