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Indentation in the lower leg. Looks like edema. History of gastric bypass surgery. Could this be due to dehydration?

I have an indentation in my lower leg near my shin bone that just showed up from the way i was sitting. It s going away slowy, seems like it would be from edema (pitting) maybe? As far as i know i m healthy but did have gastric bypass surgery almost a year ago and have lost more than 90 lbs. I weigh 129 right now at 5 3 . Could this indention be caused by dehydration?
Wed, 3 Apr 2019
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Hi,

Due to loss of weight after gastric bypass surgery, you may encounter such problems like wrinkling of skin due to loss of fat in the subcutaneous tissue.

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

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Dr. Rana Ahsan Javed, General & Family Physician
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