Swelling Of The Right Leg After Surgery?
Ass, sorry to ask, about my wife just finished operating the tumor in the large intestine and at the time of treatment why her legs were swollen, why?
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Swelling or edema is the accumulation of fluid coming from blood vessels that come out of the intercellular space. Swelling in the limbs postoperatively, can be caused by conditions:
1. Disruption in the form of blockages in deep veins or deep veins, called DVT (deep vein thrombosis).
2. Impaired lymph vessel flow.
3. Not related to surgery, such as cellulitis (ie bacterial skin infections).
Under these conditions, a doctor's examination immediately is needed. For that, consult immediately with a surgeon who performs surgery. The doctor will ask you to undergo a blood viscosity examination and an ultrasound examination of the limbs if needed. The doctor will also consult you to an internist if needed.
Meanwhile, you can elevate the diseased leg from the position of the heart to reduce the swelling and pain that is felt. Give a warm compress to the leg that hurts. The next treatment your doctor will give is based on the cause of the underlying disease.
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