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Fluid Leaking From Leg
My great aunt has clear fluid leaking from her legs and her legs are red. Could she just prop them up and see how it does?
My grandmother is 94 years old & has fluid leaking from her leg. She is supposed to take a water pill but doesn't. Should i be worried?
Depends : This could be a normal response to a cut in an otherwise healthy person, as local tissue inflammation results in some weeping of the affected area. In older persons, especially those with lower leg fluid retention or poor circulation, additional measures should be taken to ensure proper healing and prevent infection. Suggest in-person evaluation with a doctor to be safe. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Ex-husband had stroke 3 yrs ago. After a hot bath he squeezes and pushes down his leg and fluid leaks out and numbness temp gone. What is this?
Need More Info: Is the leg always swollen, and a lot? Is it completely paralyzed, and does he elevate the leg? Elevating will help reduce, as will exercise and ambulation, if able. What you describe is a leg so swollen, perhaps chronically, that water (called serous fluid) is actually seeping through the skin. NOT GOOD! Can easily lead to infection, amputation, or blood clot! Consider a compression stocking. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have sores on my right armpit and leg and on my left knee they are itchy at night and leak clear fluids. I don't know what they are or how to help.
Clear fluid is prob: nothing. cells contain fluid as does the space around the cells so this may be nothing. but sores concern me. I would see dermatologist to determine cause of sores, Apply topical antibiotic and cover with bandaid until you see someone. If lesions heal with topicals you may be scratching at night and opening your skin. Check any animals for fleas ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is it necessary to get a 91 year old immediately to a hospital if her leg is leaking a clear fluid? She has dementia and taking her outside her environment can cause her ability to stay cognitive difficult. She becomes mentally uncomfortable. She does not
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