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Monday, Aug. 27, 2007; 7:47 PM

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When To Call A Professional

Call your doctor immediately if you have pain, redness or heat in a swollen area, an open sore, shortness of breath or swelling of only one limb.


The outlook for edema of the legs depends on the cause. For most people with edema, the prognosis is excellent.

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