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Old 04-19-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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swollen legs black toes elderly

my elderly mom (90) has swollen legs, ankles, and now big toe is turning black..what could this be?

 
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Re: swollen legs black toes elderly

This needs to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like the tissue has died, which is the stage for gangrene. This can be caused by the lack of circulation to the area. Please get her in to a doctor asap!

 
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