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Causes of pitting bilateral pedal oedema?

Causes of pitting bilateral pedal oedema?

Pitting edema: Bilateral can either be caused by systemic disease or localized causes. Systemically cardiac, liver or kidneys problems can cause edema. Locally . Tight clothing, thrombophlebitis or varicose veins can cause edema. ...Read more

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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Treatment of pitting pedal edema?

Treatment of pitting pedal edema?

Edema: The treatment depends on the cause of the pitting edema. When caused by congestive heart failure it is certainly different from when it is caused by venous insufficiency or hepatic cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Causes of painful, feet pitting odema?

Causes of painful, feet pitting odema?

Lots of causes...: ...And most involve either the heart, the kidneys, or both. Any problem causing painful, pitting edema requires, the care of a doctor, and not just advise over the internet. Please seek care. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of bylateral pedal edema of +2?

What are the symtoms of bylateral pedal edema of +2?

2 + Edema: Patients with significant edema (e) have more in the afternoon if they are walking around. This causes them to get up after they go to bed to urinate and is caused by the e fluid going back into the circulation and excreted by the kidneys. Other symptoms are shoes that get tighter in the afternoon as the e fluid settles in the feet. See a doctor to find out why you have it and how you can treat it. ...Read more

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Does CHF cause unilateral pitting edema?

Does CHF cause unilateral pitting edema?

Unilateral edema: CHF is systemic meaning symmetrical but if one limb has outflow obstruction it could be more edematous than the other. ...Read more

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Is pitting edema caused by hypothyroidism?

Is pitting edema caused by hypothyroidism?

Possible: There are man causes of pitting edema. Most associated with capillary leakage of some sort in the extremities. This is often associated with cardiac dysfunction. However, there are many causes. Hypothyroidism in severe form is one of these causes. However, for specific information consult your doctor for more details. ...Read more

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What are the causes of non-cardiogenic paulminary edema?

What are the causes of non-cardiogenic paulminary edema?

Non cardinogenic ede: Multiple causes; sepsis syndrome, drugs, brain trauma, lung trauma, infections such as influenza, or others. Volume overload to name a few. Many other causes possible ...Read more

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Can reflux cause mild edema of lungs?

Can reflux cause mild edema of lungs?

Reflux can hurt lung: I am not exactly sure what you mean by long edema but stomach juice that comes up and gets into the throat and spills into the lungs can cause significant damage. The damage certainly can cause swelling and edema of the lung tissue and can lead to pneumonia and pneumonitis. ...Read more

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How to cure pitting edema of the ankle?

How to cure pitting edema of the ankle?

Why do you have it?: Is it unilateral or bilateral. Is it something that worsens during the day. Do you have a heart or kidney ailment. I need more info to help you. Can be bad veins and many other things. ...Read more

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Are edema and swelling synonymous?

Are edema and swelling synonymous?

Not always: In most instances when a patient says legs are swollen they are often are referring to edema, which is the accumulation of fluid in the extremities. However other things besides edema can cause swelling such as infection involving a body part, blood clots in veins(phlebitis), a bruise to the head or face, etc. ...Read more

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Difference of pedal edema or ankle swelling?

Difference of pedal edema or ankle swelling?

Local or general: Pedal edema is how doctors refer to swollen feet. Pregnant women often get pedal edema as their pregnancy progresses heart disease circulation problems etc. Ankle get swelling because you have sprain ankle. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the knee?

Arthritis: Arthritis, such as osteoarthritis is the most common cause. There are several other conditions including gout and lymes disease to name a few examples that may cause swelling. See a dr. For an evaluation and get your cause diagnosed and treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can cause pooling of blood in are feet (pedal edema)?

What can cause pooling of blood in are feet (pedal edema)?

Many causes...: it can be medications, venous disease, diet, pregnancy, over activities, humidity, heart issues or gravity. many other questions need to be asked and an evaluation needs to be done in order to get an appropriate answer. It may not be a foot condition at all. ...Read more

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What causes subchondral bone edema in my ankle?

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What causes subchondral bone edema in my ankle?

Subchondral edema: Subchonral bone edema in your ankle typically occurs after an injury like an ankle sprain. Usually associated with a talar done lesion. ...Read more

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Could you tell me the causes of pitting pedal edema?

Could you tell me the causes of pitting pedal edema?

Many reasons: It could be poor circulation or bad valves in the veins, varicose veins, heart trouble, kidney trouble, hypertention. ...Read more

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Common causes of swollen ankles?

Common causes of swollen ankles?

Many causes: The key point is whether the ankles are painful, red or tender. If they are think lofgren's syndrome (acute sarcoidosis). If they are not they are numerous causes both local and systemic. If pain is present see a rheumatologist n. ...Read more

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What are the causes of occasional swelling of ankle?

What are the causes of occasional swelling of ankle?

Many causes: There are many causes for ankle swelling, if this swelling is associated with pain, inability to weight bear, instability, weakness or fever/chills, investigation by your pcp or orthopedist is warranted. Frequent causes: ankle arthritis ankle sprain gout joint infection tendonitis fracture leg edema secondary to fluid overload. ...Read more

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Causes of hydronephrosis?

Causes of hydronephrosis?

Several: Blockage in the ureter, bladder neck or urethra. This can be internal, external or within the walls of these organs.There are several causes. ...Read more

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Does CHF cause unilateral pitting edema?

Unilateral edema: CHF is systemic meaning symmetrical but if one limb has outflow obstruction it could be more edematous than the other. ...Read more

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What is the most effective OTC diuretic/h20 pill to eliminate retained fliud caused by pitting edema?

What is the most effective OTC diuretic/h20 pill to eliminate retained fliud caused by pitting edema?

Restrict salt: Edema can result from hypertension and heart failure; if your BP is 125/80 or less, and you have no heart problem or leg vein problem, then go to the following article on otc diuretics: http://progressivehealth.Hubpages.Com/hub/otc-diuretics-and-edema also, restrict your salt intake to avoid edema. ...Read more

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Can obesity cause bilateral pitting edema? And how to get rid of it?

Can obesity cause bilateral pitting edema? And how to get rid of it?

Obesity-->edema.: Because of the increase in intra-abdominal pressure due to obesity, venous return of blood from the legs to the heart is impaired, leading to fluid accumulation in the legs. Granted other things could cause this edema, but obesity is one possible cause. Losing weight will obviously help. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lymph sarcoidosis to cause non-pitting edema. Possibly lymphadenopathy?Thyroid, kidney ok and no protein in urine. Feet & legs huge

Is it possible for lymph sarcoidosis to cause non-pitting edema. Possibly lymphadenopathy?Thyroid, kidney ok and no protein in urine. Feet & legs huge

Non pitting edema: Sarcoidosis may involve lymph nodes and other organs. It would be unusual for it to obstruct lymph flow enough to cause pitting edema and highly unlikely to cause non pitting edema. Other causes should be sought ...Read more

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What can cause pitting edema in only one leg?

What can cause pitting edema in only one leg?

A lot of diseases.. : generally, we think of systemic diseases (heart failure, cirrhoss) causing bilateral edema. those are less likely if it is confined to one leg. conditions that cause it: - Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot) - Chronic Venous insufficiency - lymphedema (from surgery or trauma)- edema more often nonpitting there are many more, which is why you must see your doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sacral pitting edema in a patient with hypovolemic hypernatremia? I am a medical student and I have this case to solve.

What is the cause of sacral pitting edema in a patient with hypovolemic hypernatremia?
I am a medical student and I have this case to solve.

Sacral pitting edema: Sacral pitting edema is common in bedbound patients due to gravitational pooling of fluids. If there is no history of recent diarrhea or vomiting, i would suspicious of loop diuretic in CHF patient causing this problem. ...Read more

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Can a bad sunburn on your legs and feet cause pitting edema?

Can a bad sunburn on your legs and feet cause pitting edema?

Yes: Elevate legs as high and as long as possible. Cool water and lubrication will help. It will feel better every day & be ok in 10 days. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism cause pitting edema in your legs? Is this serious?

Can: One of the consequence of untreated hypothyroidism is heat failure and that can cause pitting edema. Myxedema can cause non-pitting edema. In either case you need to seek care if you have pitting edema. ...Read more

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Can risperdal cause pitting edema in lower legs ankles and feet?

Can risperdal cause pitting edema in lower legs ankles and feet?

Probably not: There is no listing of edema being caused by Risperdal but any side effect is possible. I would look at poss varicose veins, hormones or other drug reactions. ...Read more

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Could you tell me the causes of pitting pedal edema?

Many reasons: It could be poor circulation or bad valves in the veins, varicose veins, heart trouble, kidney trouble, hypertention. ...Read more

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Causes of one sided non pitting edema right foot and ankle, no known injury, no pain? No change for 10 days. Otherwise healthy. Thanks.

Causes of one sided non pitting edema right foot and ankle, no known injury, no pain? No change for 10 days. Otherwise healthy. Thanks.

Be aware: This could be a sign of a blood clot - a so called deep vein thrombosis, although this type of swelling tends to be pitting. Nonpitting edema tends to be from lymphatic obstuction or from deposition of certain substances like you see with hypothyroidism(though this tends to be bilateral - on both sides). Nonetheless, you should get this looked at by a doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What causes my leg to swell up over night like pitting edema?

What causes my leg to swell up over night like pitting edema?

Pitting edema: It can come from many causes, including heart faikure, liver disease, kidney disease, excessive salt intake and fluid retension.It can also come from lacal condition involving just the affected extremitiy, like varicose veins and thrombophlebitis. You should see your doctor and have him check you. ...Read more

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Is pitting edema caused by hypothyroidism?

Possible: There are man causes of pitting edema. Most associated with capillary leakage of some sort in the extremities. This is often associated with cardiac dysfunction. However, there are many causes. Hypothyroidism in severe form is one of these causes. However, for specific information consult your doctor for more details. ...Read more

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What is pitting edema and what causes it. Is a bad heart?

What is pitting edema and what causes it. Is a bad heart?

Can be cause by an : Increase in intravascular pressure like congestive heart failure, decrease oncotic intravascular pressure like liver disease( cirrhosis), kidney disease( nephrotic syndrome, renal failure), simple vascular venous insufficiency, venous clot, allergic reaction, pregnancy, drug induced like ibuprofen(mild). See your physician for a good history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Have had bad pitting edema. The doc put me on water pills which have helped some but I am still retaining water. What would cause this?

Have had bad pitting edema. The doc put me on water pills which have helped some but I am still retaining water. What would cause this?

Edema on diuretics: You may have edema due to excessive, water and/or sodium intake, worsening cardiac or renal function. Call the physician who ordered the diuretics for you for help and to her office for more information about your water retention on medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more