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Hi, I had a stent fitted last year, and am taking various

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Hi,

I had a stent fitted last year, and am taking various medication to keep cholesterol down etc. I have recently noticed that towards the end so the day, one or both of my legs and ankles starts to swell--what could be causing this?
Hello
This could be
Bad veins in the legs
Clots [not so likely but possible.]
Hypothyroid
Liver or kidney problems.

This is a concerning sign and you need to talk to your doctors immediately.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Could this also be fluid retention?
It is not simple fluid retention.
Fluid retention to cause this would be from
hypothyrodism
liver problems
kidney problems, or bad veins.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ok, understand, thanks for your advice.

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