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Peripheral Edema (swelling of the extremities)

Dr. John Clay is treating peripheral edema, or the swelling of extremities.

It usually occurs in the lower legs and may worsen during the day and then improve by morning.  

It may be caused by medications, abnormal veins in the legs, congestive heart failure, sleep apnea, or blood clots

See your doctor if you are experiencing worsening fluid accumulation, unilateral swelling or pain, shortness of breath, or chest pains.

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  • John Clay, M.D.

    John Clay, M.D.

    Primary Health Group-Appomattox 930 South Avenue, Suite 11 Colonial Heights, VA 804-504-8025 (phone) 804-504-8026 (fax) http://phg-appomattox.com Education: Undergraduate: The CollegeMore >>
    Primary Health Group-Appomattox
    930 South Avenue, Suite 11
    Colonial Heights, VA
    804-504-8025 (phone)
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