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28 Mar 2003

Leaking Vein
Please help a friend of mine.. she was diagnosed with having a "leaking vein" in her leg, the result being a hugely swollen leg and foot. She has to take water pills every day almost but they dont seem to help and are apparently bad for your health if taken so often. The leg is a purplish colour. She is 48 years old and in good health otherwise. Please help
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01 Jan 0001

Barbs, I have no idea what a leaking vein is, but it doesn’t sound good. If the vein is really leaking, it should be repaired surgically and not with pill. Maybe the best would be for her to get a second opinion from a surgeon. Good luck.
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