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Posted by: Anxious | 2007/11/29

Swollen feet after shunt operation

My Mom had a shunt placed into her skull to relieve the pressure on the brain the water surrouding the brain was causing. The shunt was placed the 8th of November 2007. She is now complaining that her feet are very swollen. Could the drainage due to the shunt be causing this?

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Dear Anxious

No, the fluid from the brain runs into the abdominal cavity and is absorbed there.

Swollen feet can be due to: conditions of the kidney, heart, liver or blood vessels, diet high in salt and carbohydrates, hormone replacement therapy pills, sodium retention, Muscle/joint injury, Varicose veins or phlebitis, allergic reactions

Dr Bets


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