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A 71-year-old female asked:

i was on lasix (furosemide) when needed. after putting on 14 lbs.in 2 months, i was put on bumix. what causes edema throughout the body?

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Dr. Atul Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Edema: many conditions but usually heart/lung, liver and kidney disease each or combination. Based on your medical history suggest discuss with MD for cause. Lasix (furosemide) and Bumex are similar in action but some patients may respond differently. Best of luck

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