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How long does it take for swelling to go away after hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for pedal edema?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on cause

Dr. Lizarraga makes an extremely important point.
There are certainly causes for pedal edema that diuretics (like hctz) won't help. Varicose veins with venous insufficiency and, especially, lymphedema are two of them. Because there are so many causes for foot and ankle swelling, finding out what the real cause is and then successfully treating it can sometimes be quite difficult.

In brief: Depends on cause

Dr. Lizarraga makes an extremely important point.
There are certainly causes for pedal edema that diuretics (like hctz) won't help. Varicose veins with venous insufficiency and, especially, lymphedema are two of them. Because there are so many causes for foot and ankle swelling, finding out what the real cause is and then successfully treating it can sometimes be quite difficult.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe never!

Because there are many causes to swelling, the swollen feet may not go away with a diuretic.
If they do, i would expect a response within 2-3 days, and that you would have seen a maximum effect by 2 weeks.

In brief: Maybe never!

Because there are many causes to swelling, the swollen feet may not go away with a diuretic.
If they do, i would expect a response within 2-3 days, and that you would have seen a maximum effect by 2 weeks.
Dr. William Lizarraga
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