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My sister had a weight loss OPERATION now her legs are huge

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My sister had a weight loss OPERATION now her legs are huge although she lost upper body weight. She can barely walk what can she do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
is it loose skin?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No the skin is tight
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I'm so sorry.
Do you have a picture?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Has liposuction been considered?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They did that once but it didn't reduce the size. They said they can't do it again
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I can't help. I will opt out for another expert
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
I am another expert here
I see the other expert has opted out
swollen legs can be from many possible causes
with weight loss, if protein intake is less, the liver can make less albumin and this can cause edema or swelling in the legs.
she needs to get her albumin checked and prealbumin levels and liver enzymes checked to see if her liver is working properly
she also needs doppler ultrasound scans of her legs to check for poor circulation and lymphedema which can cause swelling and tight legs
has she had these tests so far?