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Swollen leg, red, itchy feet, venous ultrasonography done, mild subcutaneous edema in bilateral lower legs, taking arip mt 15 mg

My Mother 53 Years Old .From few Days her leg has become too much swollen,some portion on feet became red , Itchinng is there, and some portion became very soft . Doctor Asked Her To do venous ultrasonography .In report “MILD SUBCUTANEOUS EDEMA IN BILATERAL LOWER LEGS” came. She is taking Arip Mt 15 mg and veniz xr from 10 months .I am too much worried about her .Doctor Please tell me whats wrong going on with her ..Please help me . I love her too much ..
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Dear sir

Dont worry

There are many causes for sub çutaneous edema in elderly patients
The most common causes are
1. Hypothyroidism
2. Decreased protien intake
3. Glomerrular nephropathy or nephropathy due to diabetes - which indicates decline in the renal functions
4. Fluid overloadmresulting in decreased cardiac function - signs of hsart failure

Following investigations are needed
1. Serum electrolytes
2. ECHO 2D
3. serum creatinine estimation
Answered: Sat, 26 Oct 2013
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