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SWOLLEN LEGS OTHER COMMON CAUSES. VENOUS OBSTRUCTION BY PELVIC MASS LYMPHODEMA INFECTIONS MEDICATION.

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1 SWOLLEN LEGS OTHER COMMON CAUSES

2 VENOUS OBSTRUCTION BY PELVIC MASS LYMPHODEMA INFECTIONS MEDICATION

3 PELVIC MASS PREGNANCY BENIGN OR MALIGNANT OVARIAN AND UTERINE MASSES BLADDER MALIGNANCY

4 PREGNANCY You are in a consultation with 19 years old female patient. She is 28 weeks pregnant, G2 P0+ 1TOP. PMH nil. She has come for ante-natal check up. C/O swollen ankles over last few weeks, shoes not fitting. Swelling improves in the morning.

5 1. What else you want to know or do? 2. What is your differential? - BP 126/78, booking BP 120/70 - urine protein nil - no other complaints - good foetal movements Physiological Edema -Pre-ecclampsia -DVT

6 What is the diagnosis? How will you explain to her? What will be your advice to her? PHYSIOLOGICAL Cause - fluid retention - pressure of gravid uterus Advice- avoid long sitting and standing. -drink more water. -avoid tight footwear. - if excessive swelling or no diurnal variation-- inform

7 PELVIC MASSES You are seeing a 65 years old female patient coming for a routine check up. PMH- Hypertension. Meds- Bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg OD, Adcal C/O Feels bloated, pants dont fit well. Noticed swelling feet over last couple of months. Eats well, denies weight loss. No change in bowel habits, no sob/CP No post menopausal bleeding or discharge,v occ. brownish discharge. OE- HR 70/min reg, BP 136/80, JVP not raised, pedal edema B/L, chest clear, abd- vague suprapubic fullness ? mass PV- no bleeding/ discharge, cervix normal, ?uterus ? mass in left adnexa

8 What do you want to do and how you tell the patient? Urgent USS abdomen+ pelvis ? tumour markers 2 week ref. to gynaecologist.

9 LYMPHOEDEMA MALIGNANT INVOLVEMET OF LNs POST SURGERY/ RADIOTHERAPY INFECTION- FILARIASIS CONGENITAL- MILROY'S DISEASE

10 LYMPHOEDEMA This is a 48 years old male patient who has come to see you in surgery today. He had excision of a melanoma on his left thigh followed by block lymph node dissection in his left groin, a month back. He is doing well. OE- His wound has healed well. He read about leg swelling after this operation on internet and was also told about this before surgery but is not quite clear about it. He asks you what is lymphoedema and how to avoid getting it. What will be your advice to him?

11 LYMPHOEDEMA What is lymphoedema? Advice - keep skin clean and dry - avoid any cuts or tears - avoid extreme temperatures -no IV/injection/BP/ needle stick on the affected side -compression stocking while flying -avoid infection, any sign- contact GP Six months later, you are seeing him again in the surgery. C/O swollen left leg, no pain but feels tight, warm OE- non pitting swelling,no erythema, non tender What is the diagnosis? What are the options?

12 LYMPHOEDEMA - management In early stages-- Elevation Referral to Lymphoedema clinic - Manual lymph drainage - compression bandaging and stockings - specialist footwear Recurrent cellulitis-- prophylactic antibiotics Diuretics- no help

13 INFECTIONS - Cellulitis You are on call and doing the triage. You see a 24 years old male who has swelling on left leg. He says that he woke up this morning with this swelling. He had just been back last evening from a 3 days holiday in Spain. He is otherwise well, just a bit tired. PMH- nil. OE- temp. 36.5deg, mid calf is swollen with surrounding erythema, tender What are the differentials?

14 CELLULITIS -Treat with oral antibiotics Penicillin V mg QDS/ Erythromycin days -Elevation -Worsening advice A day later, he attends again, looks quite rough, says has been feeling hot and cold. temp. 37.5deg, left leg and foot swollen and red with some blisters. Urgent referral to hospital - needs IV antibiotics

15 MEDICATION CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS NSAIDS STEROIDS HORMONES-- OESTROGENS[ CONTRACEPTIVE PILL, HRT], TESTOSTERONE ANTIDEPRESSANTS - MAO#, TRICYCLICS

16 MEDICATION You are reviewing a 55 years old female patient for her medication review. PMH - Hypertension, Asthma Medication- Amlodipine 5mg OD, Clenil modulite inhaler 2puffs twice a day, ventolin inhaler 2 puffs as required. She says that she has noticed that her ankles swell up. OE- BP 124/78, JVP not raised, chest clear, pedal odema both ankles LEG SWELLING DUE TO Ca channel # Change the antihypertensive to thiazide or ACE# explain to the patient. BP review arranged.


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