A 27-year-old female asked:
How venous obstruction can cause localised edema?
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Dr. Joshua Batt answered
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Venous stasis: Veins can cause local edema as a result of poor blood flow. Veins permit the return of blood to the heart to be pumped out again oxygen rich. When a vein becomes obstructed, blood backs up into the tissues and can cause swelling/ edema to occur.
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
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