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After 3 ops (back, knee, foot) my loved one has painful and numb swollen feet and her legs up to the knee are sometimes swollen and hard as wood. Why?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree

In brief: Lymphedema

This sounds like lymphedema.
This can be treated and should be treated. Please see a vascular specialist that has an interest in treating patients with lymphedema.

In brief: Lymphedema

This sounds like lymphedema.
This can be treated and should be treated. Please see a vascular specialist that has an interest in treating patients with lymphedema.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Linda Harris
It is not rare to have leg swelling after multiple leg operations. It typically is associated with damage to lymphatic system. This should be treated with compression and moisturizers. Seeing a vascular specialist with an interest in Lymphedema is an excellent idea.
Dr. Cheryl White
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Could be RSD

Your specialist will help you with a diagnosis, but this could also be rsd or crps, which can be treated.
In either case treatment should not be delayed.

In brief: Could be RSD

Your specialist will help you with a diagnosis, but this could also be rsd or crps, which can be treated.
In either case treatment should not be delayed.
Dr. Cheryl White
Dr. Cheryl White
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