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i want to know what's the disease known as dropsy?

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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Edema: Dropsy is an old term that was used for edema. Many conditions cause edema.
Answered on Aug 12, 2018

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
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21 years experience Cardiology
Dropsy: Dropsy is an old term for edema or swelling. So yes if you have chf.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Can be: Dropsy is the archaic term for congestive heart failure. There are many causes of CHF and some are inherited.
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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

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