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My feet and legs have been swollen for months. I take Lasix

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My feet and legs have been swollen for months. I take Lasix 80 MG, and potassium twice a day. I am careful about sodium. Today, my left leg started oozing clear fluid. It has gone on all day. Any suggestions you can make will be appreciated. My doctor said I will always have swollen feet. I am 81 years old. That's all I have to ask just now.

retired tescher 1989
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Salar replied 8 years ago.

swelling of the legs could be from several causes including blood clot, varicose vein( incompetent valves )/ chronic venous stasis,kidney problems, heart problems , liver problems, infections and medicines, It is important to have ultrasound of the legs to rule out clot, cbc and BMP/ LFTS to evaluate liver and kidney. Echocardiogram for heart function. Usual medicines that can cause swelling in legs are aleeve/ ibuprofen, norvasc, rosiglitazone. A physical exam should be done to rule out infections.

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