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I took a diuretic about 10 hours ago. A few hours afterward,

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I took a diuretic about 10 hours ago. A few hours afterward, I felt liquid running down the front/left side of my left leg. It is a clear liquid seeping out. I can't see from my angle but it looks like a very small scratch is leaking. No blood, no pain, same rate. I swabbed with alcohol. I have had cellulitis near the area about 2 years ago. There is no clinic open at this hour. My question: Do I need to see a doctor? If so, can I wait till tomorrow? Nothing else is noticeable. I have pacemaker, artificial aortic valve, arthritis, hip replacements. Currently feeling fine.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

Since it is clear liquid, with no pain or any other significant symptoms; there is no emergency. You may consider going to emergency room or an urgent care clinic if following signs or symptoms appear;

1) Persisting liquid ooze.

2) Redness or swelling or pain.

3) Fever.

If you have got povidone iodine (Betadine) solution / cream or Neosporin cream; you may apply it for prevention of infection.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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