U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is soft tissue edema?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
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 when you press a finger into the skin, you leave an indent that goes away in a few minutes.

Similar questions

A 49-year-old member asked:

What is occipitial soft tissue edema?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Swelling back head: Occipital (back of head) soft tissue edema just means 'swelling'. The possible causes are trauma (bump/bruise) or infection (cellulitis).
Last updated Apr 28, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.