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I recently had a bad cold and was put on a Medro dose pack.

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I recently had a bad cold and was put on a Medro dose pack. I have edema in my legs from lynphedema and while on the dose pack for 4 days of predinsone my legs returned to normal Please explain.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Prednisone usually is ineffective in preventing chronic lymph edema. Lymphedema is the result of loss of autonomic nervous system control on venous dilation and movement of lymphatic fluid in lymphatic channels. Your edema must be the result of third spacing of fluid into the interstitial space from leaky valve in your deep veins. That leak problem can be improved temporarily by steroids that stabilize membranes. Do you have any evidence that this is lymphedema? Did you have venography?