A 49-year-old female asked:
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got my foot cast off yesterday, and my foot swelling up like a cantaloupe again, why?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Stagnation: venous stagnation need to get checked for DVT by sonogram ,If negative sonogram keep elevated and wear stockings
Answered on Aug 29, 2016
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