Are swollen feet and legs normal after hip surgery?

2 answers | Last updated: Mar 22, 2014
pumkin4 asked...
I had surgery on my right hip last week and was just released from hospital on Tuesday. I am now experiencing a swollen right leg, ankle and foot. Is this normal? If so, what can I do to help relieve the swelling?
 

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HandiAnn answered...

Yikes! Call your doctor right away...it could be a blood clot. My mom has a history of them. Swelling, warmth, redness in a leg can all be signs of a clot, which following surgery is not that uncommon. CALL YOUR DOC - clots can be life-threatening!!!!

 

 
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