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Mother 94 yearss old recently had a stroke. Recovering

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Mother 94 yearss old recently had a stroke. Recovering nicely except few weeks ago ankles swelled. Doctor made us go to emergency room to be checked for DVT. Tests concluded positional edema no DVT legs were clear. She has since had swollen ankles a few times. It goes away when legs are elevated. Today she was sitting alot with feet down and they swelled again. Should she see her doctor again?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I would just recommend she see the doctor and get compression socks. This will help a lotShe does need to be checked for heart and kidney issues as well.This is a common causebut I bet it is just dependant edemaIf she is on norvasc (a blood pressure med) that can do it toolet me know if you have other questions.if done for now, please leave a positive rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you todaywe only get credit for helping clients after positive feedbackyou can always reach me with "a question for Dr. Phil" in the medicine, cardiology or pharmacy categories if you have any other questionshere is my website if you need to reach me again: for using
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
thanks for this questionplease don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it. :)if you have more questions, just reply