After operation, swollen feet and legs?

My cousin had a spinal lumbar decompression & fusion operation about 5 months ago. She now got a swollen feet & legs She cannot stand up or walk for long as she gets very tired.

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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi..
Your cousin have to see a cardiovascular specialist to check for any vascular abnormalities,and check for kidney functions tests …sodium and potassium …to rule out the cause of that swelling as 5 months after spinal decompression is enough for any surgery adverse effects to happen in the Lower limbs..
Monitor any hotness, redness or pain in her lower limbs and if found ..she must be taken to ER..
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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
this doesnt seem to be related to the surgical procedure that he had 5 months ago.
it may be caused due to immobilisation, blood derangements, kidney or heart issues or hyoproteinemia.
get him thoroughly checked and consult a doctor.
keep legs elevated.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
THIS CAN HAPPEN DUE TO LYMPHATIC SYSTEM BLOCKAGES. OTHER POSSIBILITY IS A DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS CAUSING INCOMPLETE VENOUS DRAINAGE. A ARTERIAL AND VENOUS DOPPLER NEEDS TO BE DONE

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