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Swelling in legs, having nerethisterone. Is swelling due to the medicine?

madam, i have swelling in my legs ( calf muscles to foot ) for last two days . i had to stand in a queue for 3 hours 2 days back. and i am having nerethisterone tab 5 mg for last week, to stop bleeding under the guidence of my gynecologist . swelling is still there after i took rest . please advice, is my swelling is due to the medicine?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Your symptom is indication of fluid retention that caused swelling of the legs. Oedema, swelling, leg cramps can be side effect of the said drug that you have been taking but it can be due to thromboembolic problems also.

Side effect can be an option for your swollen legs but you need to get examined by a clinician to rule out any developing thromboembolic disease, get thyroid function tests and other fitness tests ( USG of the uterus to rule out fibroid, endometriosis) done and get properly treated for the cause.

Weight gain, thyroid problem, hormonal imbalance, bleeding problems can be related. Exercise regularly, take balanced nutritious food, keep well hydrated, sleep well. I hope my answer is helpful. Take care.

Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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