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A 51-year-old female asked:

even though i'm losing weight my legs swell badly and my feet turn purple. recently the palms of my hands turned purple too. worry?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Need to see doctor: There are many reasons that legs may swell including kidney disease and heart failure. You really need to see a doctor and get an exam and some blood tests done to find the cause of swelling and purple hands and feet.

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