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A 48-year-old female asked:

Severe pitted edema to knee/ no ankles. feet red.bp 119/85 pulse 95 lasix (furosemide) and compression socks not helping. have rash that wont go away, fatigue?

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Dr. William Conner
Family Medicine 27 years experience
See Doc: Your symptoms are worrisome. Get your kidney function and heart checked out. Are you short of breath? Lasix (furosemide) is not always wise to use just to remove fluid. Your doctor must find out what is causing the edema. Sometimes medicines can cause your symptoms. The rash could be many things including autoimmune diseases that can affect your kidneys. See doctor ASAP to check kidneys, heart, etc
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Dr. Kristin Beaver
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
See doctor: Severe edema as you described is not normal. It is unclear from your message if this is a new problem or a chronic condition and recently worse. Either way, this needs to be evaluated with your doctor to review all of your symptoms and medications.
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Last updated Dec 13, 2016


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