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Tigard, Oregon
A 34-year-old female asked:

Given lasix (furosemide) for edema following a back surgery on april 1st, it did nothing at all. all labs, ultrasound and mri are clean. any ideas? i must get rid of the 27 lbs of water, it really hurts.

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Edema: If your swelling from edema is in your legs you should 1: Take your bath or shower at bedtime. 2: Purchase a wedge pillow from Binson's or other similar store. 3: Sleep with your legs on the pillow. 4: Put on support stockings before your feet leave your legs. Your weight should go down soon.
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