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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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I need some tips on how to reduce abdominal fluid retention?

I need some tips on how to reduce abdominal fluid retention?

Cause?: The cause of fluid retention should be determined first. In general, fluid retention may slow down with salt and fluid intake restriction. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Fluid Retention (Definition)

Fluid retention is a clinical finding in which there is swelling in the body due to fluid accumulation. This can occur due to liver, ...Read more


Dr. Wendell Goins
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How dangerous is excessive fluid retention and abdominal swelling?

How dangerous is excessive fluid retention and abdominal swelling?

It can be: Excessive fluid retention can be the result of a benign process such the result of a diet resulting in a lot of gasseous abdominal distention or fluid retention due to excessive salt. However, it can also be due to serious medical conditions that effect fluid balance such as heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure. Although rare in this country, severe protein calorie malnutrition is a caus. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Premenstrual syndrome.What are the physical manifestations.Is bloating in abdomen and fluid retention in body one of it?

It can be: Please see your gyn, your gyn can get you on meds to help with your symptomes and to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
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Why do my fingernails hurt...I don't wear polish and have no other symptoms except some small fluid retention on my right side.. Same side that nails?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out what is the best treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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58 y male being treated for hf stage 3 post mi 2013. Have all usual symptoms except no leg swelling. Is it poss to have hf but no fluid retention?

58 y male being treated for hf stage 3 post mi 2013. Have all usual symptoms except no leg swelling. Is it poss to have hf but no fluid retention?

Here are some ...: Known to most, every life event including illness is always a process of lifelong making and, as well, displays itself as a process of full spectrum; so, does hf and yours is expected as you have been experiencing. Besides, it would be helpful to realize life is a process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, and continuation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How do you know if you have fluid retention in your stomach. I urinate a lot as i drink 4 16oz water a day. But was not sure? Are their any symptoms?

If fluids....: ....Can not exit your stomach, then nothing else can either. Food will be retained as well, and when you try to eat you'll vomit. ...Read more

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Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Could lactose intolerance cause severe fluid retention-11 kg of water weight?

Could lactose intolerance cause severe fluid retention-11 kg of water weight?

Not likely: Lactose intolerance is the inability to breakdown the lactose sugar found in milk and other dairy products. The symptoms of lactose intolerance are crampy abdominal pain, gassiness, and nonbloody diarrhea after ingestion of increasing amounts of dairy products. It would be important to have an evaluation for fluid retention. ...Read more

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