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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: Swollen leg and foot

 David Duel - Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:42 pm

I had quadruple bypass on March 10 of this year. The vein was taken out of my left leg. This leg and foot have been swollen to twice their size for the last three months. Is this condition going to be a long term condition? Is there anything that can be done? :(
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:43 pm

User avatar Dear Dave,

The vein that was taken out of your leg was taking all that fluid back to the circulation in a very fast way. Now that it is gone, there are no other means for the fluid but to stagnate in the tissues.

Some people take a very small dose of a fluid pill. Sometimes not very successful. Another solution is to wear compression stokings on your left leg once you wake up in the morning and before you put your foot on the ground.

There is no cure for this fluid collection though it improves in some patients.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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