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My mom woke up with a swollen arm and fingers. she also has history of heart prolems and is on blood thinners . her leg usually get swollen from retai?

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Dr. Deborah Josefson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Edema: The differential diagnosis is positional edema and lymphatic obstruction vs blood clots. The blood thinnnerez make a clot less likely. If it persists she should get an ultrasound.
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