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I am due tunnel surgery on 16th dec, I am currently

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I am due for carpal tunnel surgery on 16th dec, I am currently taking water retention tablets for swollen legs and feet.
My legs are very swollen and very slightly red, should I be concerned or keep yup the watwer retention tablets
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David
very swollen legs can be from many different causes
they can be from too much salt intake, poor circulation, diabetes, new weakness of your heart or liver or kidneys
slightly red skin can be a sign of cellulitis soft tissue infection.
you should see a doctor about your legs as soon as you can
and work on elevating your legs up above your heart as often as you can.
avoid salt and avoid too much fluid and water in your diet.
keep taking your furosemide tablets
get your blood checked as soon as possible to check on your electrolytes and potassium and sodium and albumin levels.
one option is to go to the local A&E department to see a doctor at the hospital today to see if you need a course of antibiotics for cellulitis
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