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My elderly 89yr. old mom usually has edema in her left leg.

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My elderly 89yr. old mom usually has edema in her left leg. She wears mild compression stockings. Today, however, her ankle is exceptionally swollen and seems to have red marks around it tonight. She we seek immediate help or can we do something at home to get her through the night?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you should seek immediate help

she could have a blood clot in the ankle

or she could have cellulitis causing the red marks

which would need antibiotics right away.

do you have an ER or urgent care center close to you where she can be seen right away by a doctor?