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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Swelling: Various causes such as injury, infection, inflammatory condtions, venous insufficiency and lymphedema are common causes.
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Edema: is SWELLING due to the abnormal accumulation of salt/water in the soft tissue. Hope this is helpful See illustration Dr Z
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Trace: Trace means a little bit.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience in Geriatrics
Ck out cause: With your pcp! varicose veins? Too much salt , legs in one position long periods of time(air flight long durations).
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Edema: The only accurate way to measuse edema is by using a tape measure. Swelling in the legs can be measured in this way however, facial swelling could not ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erin Alward
16 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Elevate and move: Leg swelling is very common in pregnancy. It can be helped with several things. Elevate your legs whenever possible. Stay well hydrated. Eat healthy. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Anything other than: Anything other than bone is considered to be soft tissue. Usually one sees soft tissue edema or water swelling in the lower extremities especially whe ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience in Family Medicine
That depends: That varies depending on cause and location. Edema from chronic (long-term) issues such as obesity, heart problems, liver or kidney problems will stay ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience in Podiatry
Venous return: Veins in the leg use the surrounding muscles, in addition to valves in the vessels themselves, to aid in returning blood to the heart. When a person ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Edema: Edema can be a symptom of heart, kidney and/or liver failure, among other causes. It is also a side effect of some medications. Check out http://www.m ... Read More
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