Swelling of the legs with intestinal cancer
Good afternoon. My mother is 57 years old, she was diagnosed with cancer of the rectum of the 4th degree, with sprouting into the uterus. Was hospitalized with intestinal obstruction. During the operation, an ostomy was removed and care was assigned for her. No medications and surgeries were prescribed for the treatment of the underlying disease. While they were removing bandages from their feet, signs of swelling began to appear, which immediately began to worry greatly. Doctors on this occasion could not say anything. It took about 3 weeks, the left leg, especially towards evening, swells strongly, there are pains in the leg and edema rises higher, has now reached the knee area, swelling of the right leg becomes noticeable. At first, trazevazinom smeared his leg in places edema and made compresses with saline solution. From compresses, the edema decreases for some time, but no improvement is observed. Called a surgeon's doctor, advised to keep his leg elevated and prescribed pills of tracevazin, detralex and drops of escusin. We drink about 2 weeks but swelling does not decrease. We understand that it is necessary to fight the basic disease in order to completely correct the situation. But maybe there are some other, more effective methods of fighting swelling or drugs? I read that with a similar problem fought hypothiazide and veroshpironom, can you combine these drugs with the above? Or limit any of them?
with a similar problem fought hypothiazide and veroshpironom, can you combine these drugs with the above?
It is possible, but not hypothiazide at that time, but veroshpiron, which is safe for outpatient use.
In general, these are diuretics. And if swellings are associated with cardiovascular problems - then yes, it can be easier.
If the problems are connected with veins (ait seems that this is so - I judge indirectly by the appointments of the surgeon), the main thing after all is not the tablets assigned to them, but the elastic bandaging or the corresponding elastic knitwear.
Thank you very much for your answer. We will take veroshpiron. We planned to buy compression stockings, but the swelling is quite strong and even when you touch your legs, you feel pain. Whether it is necessary thus to wear them, or nevertheless for the beginning to try to reduce an edema by preparations?
We planned to buy compression stockings
Bandages are better. You have the ability to independently adjust the compression in the widest range.
but the swelling is quite strong and even when you touch your feet, you feel pain.
And in the morning too? Bandage should occur at the time of minimum swelling.
or still to begin to try to reduce the edema of drugs
Better yet, along with compression.
And, apparently, we must ask someone frommedical staff, that they would at least once show you how to correctly make compression bandage with an elastic bandage. It is not necessarily the doctor, but, for example, the nurse of the surgical department.
There was one more question. Periodically, at a time when mum goes to the toilet there are discharge from the anus, it's either brown masses, or something like blood clots that bother especially hard, given that the stoma is excreted, excretions from which do not cause fear. What should I do in this situation, how bad is it?