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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Old term 4 anasarca.: Dropsy is an old english term for the swelling noted in right heart failure (anasarca is the greek word for it).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Clinical diagnosis: Dropsy, excessive accumulation of fluid in the tissues is a clinical diagnosis. If you press the skin, on a bone, with your thumb for about 30 second ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Old term: Dropsy is an outdated term that means swelling of the soft tissues. Probably equivalent to the term edema used today. Edema can be from heart failur ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Too vague: Don't know what you mean by "dropsy".
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hammes
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Swelling: Dropsy is an older term for swelling, which represents salt and water retention and which may occur in the lungs and/or legs. It is most commonly a r ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Dropsy: Go to wikipedia for good discussion.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Edema: Dropsy is an old term that was used for edema. Many conditions cause edema.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Edema: Dropsy is an old term which refers to excess fluid in the tissues, i.e. Edema. There are many causes of edema. Edema can be due to serious condition ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
CHF: Dropsy is the archaic term for congestive heart failure. You can google it and learn all about it.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on cause: Dropsy is a general term for widespread accumulation of fluid/water in tissues. The common causes are heart failure, low blood protein due to kidney ... Read More

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