Swollen legs

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Fergus2007
Fergus2007 Member Posts: 109
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
My father is on Xelada chemo and has swollen legs (one more so then the other).
What helps? Elevating the legs? walking?

He did much better this time with the pills and is recovering from having been in the hospital for 8 weeks.
His night time bathroom trips are down to 1-3 without someones help (thank god)

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  • kmygil
    kmygil Member Posts: 876 Member
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    Hi. I don't know anything about Xeloda, but I got swollen legs, one really large & dark and it was a clot. I think you should check to be sure it is not a clot. Even before the clot, though, I had a tendency to retain water in my legs and it was partly due to not drinking enough water. If the body feels a lack of incoming water it will retain as much as it can. I don't know any more, but I would get it checked out. Best of luck!!!
  • Fergus2007
    Fergus2007 Member Posts: 109
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    kmygil said:

    Hi. I don't know anything about Xeloda, but I got swollen legs, one really large & dark and it was a clot. I think you should check to be sure it is not a clot. Even before the clot, though, I had a tendency to retain water in my legs and it was partly due to not drinking enough water. If the body feels a lack of incoming water it will retain as much as it can. I don't know any more, but I would get it checked out. Best of luck!!!

    We had it checked by the doctor today. It WAS retained water!