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Swollen feet, pain in the leg. What should I do?

Thank you. I have terribly swollen feet that have come on rather rapidly. I am 89 years old, live in an excellent Assisted Living Facility in mid California. I have a painful upper leg problem for which I can receive a pill for being able to sleep more comfortable at nigt. I do have a car or can get other transportation to see my doctor. What should I be doing. My children are not in Oregon and the other in Las Vegas.
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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If both of your feet are swollen then systemic causes like renal or cardiac problems, hypertension, deep vein thrombosis, etc need to be considered. You need to have a battery of test under the guidance of your physician.
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Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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