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both legs fully swollen, he bleeds water from scratches

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What will happen if you don't treat water retaination? A family member is fully swollen in both legs up to the thighs and now his entire stomach/gut region is starting to become full of water, he bleeds water from scratches on his skin now and is not willing to seek help at all. All of this occured in the past month . What will happen to his body? Will he fill up with water eventually? Should I expect his kidneys to become damaged over time? I mean he feels no pain with the water building up so I'm curious now what to expect.

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replied January 23rd, 2016
Diabetes Answer A55693
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. This is a medical emergency and needs inpatient care and work up to sort out as this could represent multi organ failure. Get the patient to a hospital.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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