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A 44-year-old female asked about a 68-year-old female:

Mum has had cellulitis a pulmonary embolism and sepsis and kidney failure. 2 years on her leg has started to get inflahigh again and is leaking fluid?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery 73 years experience
Sorry: Mom is probably in failure. Her heart and kidneys need extra help. The blood is not getting out of her legs and the liquid portion of the blood. She needs support of her heart and kidneys urgently.
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Consultation advised: Would like to help you but this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosis.There are a number of reasons for fluid accumulation in the lower extremities.Congestive heart failure, venous insufficiency and advanced kidney failure are just several of a number of causes.For specific advice an online Health Tap IN BOX text consult may be helpful. Upload full medical history and be available to reply to Dr.

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Last updated Mar 17, 2016

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