A 37-year-old female asked:
I have non-pitting edema in both legs, worse in left. i take 40mg lasix (furosemide) & potassim plue elevating legs. now very painful with blisters. what is this?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Wound care 36 years experience
More likely answer: Gotta disagree with doctor. Unless your hands, and other areas are also swollen, the likely diagnosis is from venous disease. This iswhen the veins in your legs do not bring the blood back up due to obesity, pregnancies, trauma or family history of same. You need to find a wound care specialist who works at least 3 full days in the wound center (no dabblers) to get a diagnosis and correct tx.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 1, 2013
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