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What is the cause for edema in my legs ?

mom is 75 and has had a problem with vericose veins since i can rember the doctor did put a needle when she was about 50 and that leg went purple at the needle site doctor said it would go away but i never did. mom has had a trouble with leg edema for many years in both legs mom has high blood presure under control since mom was 40 after a hysterectomy due to heavy bleeding after having had six children now i would like to know why doese mom have edema in both legs and how to help. support stokings or lifting up are not enough why is edema bad heart?? bad veins?? bad lymph?? please answer my questions thank you
Asked On : Fri, 3 Jun 2011
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Thanks for query,
If oedema on one leg may be due to varicose vein she is having but as they are on both the legs requires evaluation.
You go for complete cardiac check up,
Go for kidney function tests
Blood sugar.
These reports will be helpful to come into conclusion about oedema.
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Answered: Fri, 3 Jun 2011
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