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Longboat Key, FL
A 58-year-old female asked about a 80-year-old male:

Many father has colon cancer spread to the liver and now both legs are swollen with fluid to the hips. how to we relieve this fluid?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Swelling & cancer: Thigh high compression stockings may be helpful but will not treat the underlying condition. Diuretic pills could also be used in this situation.
Last updated Jun 27, 2018


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