Post gallbladder surgery side effects?

My friend had hers removed 3 weeks ago. For the last 2 weeks her legs (from the knee down) have been extremely swollen. So much so that she is in extreme pain. We have tried everything (short of standing her on her head) to alleviate the swelling. Nothing is working. Her doctor says this is normal and it... show more My friend had hers removed 3 weeks ago. For the last 2 weeks her legs (from the knee down) have been extremely swollen. So much so that she is in extreme pain. We have tried everything (short of standing her on her head) to alleviate the swelling. Nothing is working. Her doctor says this is normal and it should go away soon. Is there anything she can do? Please help!
Update: Thanks everyone. She will call tomorrow. I appreciate your help!

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