A 55-year-old female asked:
why is it when i have any kind of infection in my system i retain fluids? had that happen when i had a parcreas infection and now with a gum infection
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Fluid retention: There are various causes of fluid retention, but in your case hormonal factors, more salt use or medications taken during infections are most likely causes. When you were treated for pancreatitis I presume you had significant iv fluids administered leading to some fluid retention.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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