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A 38-year-old female asked:

What are reasons you have swollen legs when the doctor say its not water retention or your heart?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Venous insufficiency: The commonest cause is inadequacy of the tiny valves that in the veins of your lower legs allowing gravity to push fluid into the interstitial spaces of your legs when you're on your feet. Elevation and support stockings can be helpful. Do you leave an indentation in your skin when you press down on it? If not, you may not really have swelling at all. Many people think they do but, not really!
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Last updated Aug 18, 2013


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