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What can cause severe edema in legs? Lots of swelling and…

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What can cause severe...

What can cause severe edema in legs?

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

Lots of swelling and blisters. also rough skin and itchyness

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Diabetes

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr. Stan, thank you for your question. I am U.S. trained,
Board Certified and I have 30 years of patient experience and I am here to help you today.

I'm sorry you have swelling in your legs and diabetes.

How long have you been diagnosed with Diabetes and what medications do you take?

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Doctor: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 8 months ago

While I await your response

Your diabetes can be causing a change in your smaller blood vessels and create the swelling. The blisters may be a result of the swelling and uncontrolled blood sugar.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
10 yrs and metformin. my latist A1c last month was 5.8
Doctor: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Thank you for this additional information. Your diabetes seems to be controlled, so that is not the problem. Other reasons for lower leg swelling:

Standing on your feet for long periods of time and having venous insufficiency

Too much salt in your diet

Congestive heart failure

As common reasons.

Do you have any other medical problems? Your age?

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Doctor: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 8 months ago

If no other medical problems, then may I suggest you purchase support stockings and reduce the amount of salt and salty foods from your diet. Also when you are seated, elevate your legs which will help venous circulation and the swelling. May I also suggest that you schedule an appointment with your doctor for further evaluation to possible include lower extremity circulation flow studies (Doppler ultrasound).

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