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A 41-year-old member asked:

What happens if lasix (furosemide) does not work for severe edema of the legs?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Edema: It requires a diagnosis of the cause of the severe edema in the legs. If there is signficant outflow obstruction, the lasix (furosemide) won't work, if there is lots of protein deficiency or severe venous insufficiency, likewise the diuretic may not be successful. There are other causes of refractory edema also.
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