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Why does part of the leg deflate during the night

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Why does part of the leg deflate during the night
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it is because of gravity pulling fluid like lymphatic fluid down into your legs during the day when you are up or sitting up.

at night time, you lay flat and your lymphatic fluid is pushed out of your leg

elevating your legs during the day, wearing compression stockings, exercise and walking during the day can help decrease swelling in that spot of your leg.

let me know if you have questions.