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Should I be concerned about pitting oedima in my lower legs?

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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine

In brief: Maybe

There are a lot of things that can cause edema, ranging from something as simple standing on your feet all day, to something that can be life threatening, like heart failure.
You can also get edema in the legs after surgery on the hips, legs or knees. It probably needs to be evaluated by your doctor, especially if you're having chest pain or shortness of breath.

In brief: Maybe

There are a lot of things that can cause edema, ranging from something as simple standing on your feet all day, to something that can be life threatening, like heart failure.
You can also get edema in the legs after surgery on the hips, legs or knees. It probably needs to be evaluated by your doctor, especially if you're having chest pain or shortness of breath.
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