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what is soft tissue edema

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
36 years experience 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
Swelling back head: Occipital (back of head) soft tissue edema just means 'swelling'. The possible causes are trauma (bump/bruise) or infection (cellulitis).
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Edema: In such cases I feel the ordering physician should sit down with the radiologist who interpreted the study and ask for a differential diagnosis, what, ... Read More
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
This can: be an incidental finding without much clinical significance, particularly in heavier people. However, it could also represent muscle injury or inflam ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Related vs Unrelated: Someone who has mysterious symptoms needs to find a primary care doctor who has the time and an interest in the particular type of symptoms. That doct ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Anatomically, no. : In that scenario, theoretically speaking, I’d think the edema would be only in the lower right leg and no place else. If the edema is in the entire bo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Biopsy or excise: A mass that can be seen on ultrasound that is concerning for sarcoma needs biopsy or excision depending on size. A small mass can be removed. A large ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Low Odds of Benefit: Most trauma ; symptoms are soft tissue, not bone. Neither x-ray or MRI have any direct benefit, though are widely promoted based on theory that a few ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
9 years experience Podiatry
Chronic swelling: Your relative might have done more damage with the sprain than originally thought. I would recommend evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
See below: Infiltration can be pneumonia or tumor edema can be from heart failure, hypertension or volume overload.

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