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Both thighs are swollen. The swelling has been going on

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both thighs are swollen. The swelling has been going on for several months. I have degenerative disk disorder, hypertension, peripheral nerve damage, and possible lupus.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

swelling in the thighs can come from peripheral nerve damage causing your blood vessels not to work well

it can also come from low blood albumin levels

or weakness of your heart

you might benefit from compression stockings for your legs up to your thighs to help squeeze out fluid out of your thighs

elevation of your legs up above your heart can also help pull fluid out of your legs.

have you tried to elevate your legs up before?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This was a response to another Dr. I didn't mean to post it as a question.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do have peripheral nerve damage. No I have not tried elevating.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

try elevating your legs and see if that helps decrease the swelling in your thighs.

ask your doctor about compression stockings to see if that helps.

have your doctor check your albumin levels

let me know if you have other questions.

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