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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: 3 years ago.Category: Neurology
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6/11/2015
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 years ago
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is it loose skin?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
No the skin is tight
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 years ago
I'm so sorry.
Do you have a picture?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
No
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 years ago
Has liposuction been considered?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
They did that once but it didn't reduce the size. They said they can't do it again
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 years ago
I can't help. I will opt out for another expert
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Neurologist: Dr. David, Board Certified MD replied 3 years ago
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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?
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