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what are the causes of fluid in the leg

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
40 years experience Dermatology
Yes: I've seen this happen in many patients.
Dr. Ted King
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Absolutely: That is why compression is one of the mainstays for treating the swelling in lymphedema.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Fluid retention: Fluid retention in just one leg is usually related to obstruction in the venous and/or lymphatics draining that swollen leg.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Water and gravity: Our bodies need a large amount of water to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our ti ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things: From heat, vein issues to systemic problems like kidney , heart or liver disease. If concerned see your doctor who can help figure out what the cause ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Fluid in the bone?: I have never heard that expression nor know what it means. I have heard of "bone marrow edema" which means the marrow of the bone is swollen and that ... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Fever & leg swelling: Of course, it is not absolutely certain that the 2 problems are related, but assuming they are, i would be suspicious of the possibility of venous ins ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hematoma: This could be a traumatic hematoma or area of tissue necrosis that may have become encapsulated or possibly even infected. It may be best to see a phy ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roaney
61 years experience Family Medicine
Leg pain in pregnanc: Certainly if one has a significant degree of leg swelling due to retained fluid one can experience a degree of leg pain. Important to assess the sever ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
39 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
No: Wolff-parkinson-white (WPW) syndrome describes a condition where there are ECG abnormalities and a predisposition to a rapid heart rate known as supra ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Expected side effect: This is a common side effect from this class of drug (calcium channel blockers). If t his is too bothersome, ask your doctor for a drug with a differ ... Read More
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