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What Causes Peripheral Edema After Undergoing Hernia Surgery?

Am in wheelchair, after surgery for incarcerated hernia, went home and soon after noticed swelling (which Dr.s later told me) was and is peripheral edema.......what can I do to get over this and what is the difference between peripheral edema, and just edema?? thank you
Tue, 29 Mar 2016
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Hi thanks for asking question.

In peripheral edema mostly leg swelling us present...No abdominal swelling...

You could simply have inflammatory edema.
Liver condition , kidney problems also can lead edema but you have history of it after surgery so these are less likely...
Hypoalbuminemia also can lead it.so rule out it...

Low salt diet with diuretic could be helpful.

Take care ...

Dr.Parth
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What Causes Peripheral Edema After Undergoing Hernia Surgery?

Hi thanks for asking question. In peripheral edema mostly leg swelling us present...No abdominal swelling... You could simply have inflammatory edema. Liver condition , kidney problems also can lead edema but you have history of it after surgery so these are less likely... Hypoalbuminemia also can lead it.so rule out it... Low salt diet with diuretic could be helpful. Take care ... Dr.Parth