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My mother in law with colon cancer. Could this be caused by liver failure ?

My mother in law has colon cance. It has spread to the kidneys and liver. She went to the cleveland clinic and they are trying to figure out chemos for her. My question is, her lower poart of her legs, feet and ankles are swelling. Could this be caused by liver failure ?
Asked On : Thu, 8 Apr 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
sweiing is called oedema. It is due to fluid accumulation. Can be due to kidney, liver or heart disease. I would advise you to get a renal function test and a ultrasound of the abdomen. It wil help to know if the mets have migrated elsewhere. Also get a liverfunction test to know the status of her liver. I hope i have answered your query. Take care
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Swelling of feet and ankle in your case is probably due to kidney failure. Liver failure usually causes abdomen

Answered: Wed, 14 Apr 2010
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