Why/what is he leaking?
January 5, 2009 12:39 AM Subscribe
Why are my grandfather's legs leaking
posted by twine42 to health & fitness (6 answers total)
I know YANMD/YANAD. He's in hospital. He's being looked after, but the only explanation I can get from nurses is "he's old" and "it's a fluid build up"...
My grandfather has pancreatic cancer. He's been in hospital for a fortnight after a (possibly) unrelated fall.
His feet and legs have swollen a lot, and they've started leaking. It looks like he's sweating profusely, but it's obviously not sweat. What's happening?
He's being looked after, so I'm not after any diagnosis or great advice, I've just never heard of this before and the nursing staff either don't know what's happening or can't spare the time to explain it to me in more detail. Is this a normal part of having fluid build up in one's limbs, or is this something weird that they're dealing with?