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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?

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?

Take medicine: She should keep her legs elevated, perhaps have cores soon stockings and take her water pills. Beware ulceration and infection. ...Read more

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My grandma cut her leg now it's leaking fluid?

My grandma cut her leg now it's leaking fluid?

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 more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Exercise
30 Min, Daily, forever
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Hi my boyfriend recently had 3 stiches in his lower leg due to an accident and is now leaking clear fluid?

Can be normal: Some clear fluid can be normal. If area is red painful and swollen and drainage is yellow or puss is present it would mean it is infected and he need to see his physician. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Have your iron level checked
Once
Take medication as prescribed
Once
Reduce caffeine intake
Once
Quit smoking
Once
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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?

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 more

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I have a cut on my leg and it is leaking clear fluid. Does this mean I have an infection?

I have a cut on my leg and it is leaking clear fluid. Does this mean I have an infection?

Have it checked: If there is a cut and drainage involved, you need to have it checked out because left untreated it can lead to an infection. Make sure you keep the cut bandaged and clean until you are seen by a physician. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Take a hot bath
once every night
Exercise
daily
Massage
weekly
Avoid caffeine
daily
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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.

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 more

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