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Swelling in the legs, ankles and feet after long hours of travel. Hysterectomy done in past. Taken water pills

Age 50, had Hysterectomy 2004.Everytime I fly in plane and now I rode in a car for 5 hours to go on a cruise, my lower legs ankles and feet were swollen, my lower legs and ankles and feet were swollen pretty bad, by morning after sleeping the swelling was gone, by the night time they repeated being swollen. What can I do to solve the problem, gone to doctor, gives me water pills, for a few days. But won t refill them until I have the problem again.
Asked On : Sun, 8 Jul 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Thanks for writing
After going through your description it seems you are medically fit.
my advice would be -
Avoid prolong standing,do regular stretching exercises,Balanced diet .
You may wear pressure garment (stockinette ).
Take diet rich in calcium and vitamin D to help in bone consolidation.
Hope this helps
Take care
Dr.chugh, Orthopaedic sugeon
virtual clinic
Answered: Thu, 24 Apr 2014
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