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Swelling in ankles, kidney fullness, edema. Splenectomy done, pancrease tail removed. Treatment?

Hello: I ve had a splenectomy 3 years ago. Part of that surgery also removed the tail of my pancreas . Lately, I ve been having problems with Edema . My ankles are very swollen. I ve gone to my accupuncturist and says that since I don t have a spleen , my kidneys are overtaxed. Is there anything that can be done naturally or will I need to see a regular MD?
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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Thanks for the query.
There can be numerous causes of edema and kidney diseases is just one of them. Some simple tests like urine analysis, CBC and creatinine will tell us if you have any kidney problem.
Also removal of spleen does not over burden the kidneys.
Hope this helps
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 12 Aug 2013
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