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What is the main difference between cord edema and cord compression?

What is the main difference between cord edema and cord compression?

Cord edema: Cord compression can be relieved cord, edema is often caused by compression of the cord but some conditions cause cord edema without compression MS cord edema implies neural injury to the cord is a late sign some cervical cord compression occurs so slowly that no edema develops hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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What is cord edema at c5-6 and c6-7?

What is cord edema at c5-6 and c6-7?

Exactly what it says: It is swelling of the spinal cord in the cervical areas mentioned. A better question is what is causing the edema. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about this showing up in an MRI? "“A small syrinx measuring 2.3mm from the levels of T7-11. No cord edema”

Should I be worried about this showing up in an MRI? "“A small syrinx measuring 2.3mm from the levels of T7-11. No cord edema”

Prob born w it: W/o knowing ur symptoms, it's hard to say how significant this is. U were prob born with the syrinx (fluid filled cyst in ur spinal cord) but unclear if it has grown along with u. A neurologist can go over ur symptoms & relate it to the MRI. "No edema" means no swelling in cord from pressure by the cyst so it may b b9. Consider HealthTap Prime. Gd luck, thanx 4 ur question & 4 trusting Health Tap. ...Read more

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My father is suffering frm central cord edema, not able to move lower limbs since it hapned 6 days ago. MRI shows'D6 to D8 hyperintesity. Recovery wen?

My father is suffering frm central cord edema, not able to move lower limbs since it hapned 6 days ago. MRI shows'D6 to D8 hyperintesity. Recovery wen?

If by D6-D8 you: Meant T6-T8 then it would be a long recovery course indeed. Central cord edema may improve quickly with steroids and such medical treatment, but as it has to do with spinal nerve roots, it will be a long arduous process. He may get intermittent improvement in his muscle strength, but they may only be intermittent, or episodic. Hopefully the physical therapy will start soon if he hasn't already. ...Read more

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Spondylosis and stenosis as well as encroachment on intervertebral foramina at c5/c6 and c6/c7 levels w/ significant cord edema with narrowing most prominent in the saggital diameter. Do I need surg?

Spondylosis and stenosis as well as encroachment on intervertebral foramina at c5/c6 and c6/c7 levels w/ significant cord edema with narrowing most prominent in the saggital diameter. Do I need surg?

Possible: Only neurosurgeon or spine surgeon who saw you and your MRI can answer this question, when taking in consideration physical exam, severity of symptoms and anatomical changes. ...Read more

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Numbness, tingling, weakeakness bil. Arms and hands. Spinal cord edema. MRI showed stenosis c4-6. MD stated spinal cord edema to severe for just steno?

Numbness, tingling, weakeakness bil. Arms and hands. Spinal cord edema. MRI showed stenosis c4-6. MD stated spinal cord edema to severe for just steno?

Spinal cord edema: Spinal cord edema is never normal is is most certainly the cause of your symptoms. The most common cause is cervical spinal stenosis. However if your MD does not think it is the cause, it is important to eliminate other reasons like infections, tumors, and even multiple sclerosis, depending on you age and other risk factors. ...Read more

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What is edema?

Swelling: Various causes such as injury, infection, inflammatory condtions, venous insufficiency and lymphedema are common causes. ...Read more

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What is edema?

Edema: Is SWELLING due to the abnormal accumulation of salt/water in the soft tissue.

Hope this is helpful

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What is tensed edema?

Ck out cause: With your pcp! varicose veins? Too much salt, legs in one position long periods of time (air flight long durations). ...Read more

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How is edema measured?

How is edema measured?

Edema: The only accurate way to measuse edema is by using a tape measure. Swelling in the legs can be measured in this way however, facial swelling could not. Daily body weight is often used as a crude way to monitor edema that cannot be measured accurately. ...Read more

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How can I manage edema?

Elevate and move: Leg swelling is very common in pregnancy. It can be helped with several things. Elevate your legs whenever possible. Stay well hydrated. Eat healthy. Stretch your legs frequently. Wear comfortable shoes and socks. Some people like the maternity support stockings. ...Read more

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What is soft tissue edema?

What is soft tissue edema?

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. ...Read more

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How Long Does Edema Last?

How Long Does Edema Last?

That depends: That varies depending on cause and location. Edema from chronic (long-term) issues such as obesity, heart problems, liver or kidney problems will stay unless the underlying problem is improved. Edema from an injury will gradually improve with healing. From an allergic reaction will improve after treatment or time. New facial, tongue or one-sided leg edema are concerning and warrant treatment. ...Read more

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How can stasis lead to edema?

How can stasis lead to edema?

Retained fluid: Fluid collects in the skin and surrounding soft tissues. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of edema?

What are the symptoms of edema?

Edema: Edema can be a symptom of heart, kidney and/or liver failure, among other causes. It is also a side effect of some medications. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/edema/basics/definition/con-20033037 & http://www. Webmd. Com/heart-disease/heart-failure/edema-overview for more info. ...Read more

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Edema need refill no insuranve?

Edema need refill no insuranve?

Healthtap Prime: You could have a consult or concierge visit with one of the physicians on HealthTap Prime. Check out the details on the website. ...Read more

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Possible example of localized edema?

Trauma, infection: Localized edema can occur at the site of trauma or infection. ...Read more

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How can I stop my edema from weeping?

Makes no sense: Edema is the build of fluids in the body or regions thereof. Are you thinking of something else? Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is pedol edema?

Could you tell me what is pedol edema?

Foot swelling: It is swelling of the foot or feet. It does not necessarily mean a critical problem but the feet are swollen ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of edema?

Several causes: Edema is fluid in one's tissues (usually the skin) that is outside of one's blood vessels, lymph vessels, and cells. The fluid is "in between" cells and leaked out of the person's blood vessels or lymph vessels. Poor circulation, obstructed veins, standing or sitting too long, thyroid disease, kidney disease, low protein levels, etc., can cause edema (most often noticeable in the legs). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how stasis lead to edema?

Can you tell me how stasis lead to edema?

Gravity: Any time your body remains in one position with little or no movement and muscle contractions the lymph stays relatively stagnant. This leads to edema or swelling of the dependent area gravity also takes its toll.
So if you sit all day in on position IE plane ride yur feet and legs may swell ...Read more

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What is the exact cause of re feeding edema?

What is the exact cause of re feeding edema?

Heart failure: Refeeding syndrome is complex process loosely defined as severe electrolyte disturbances and fluid shifts after providing nutrition to a previously starving person. The condition can be lethal.

It is thought that rapid shifts in electrolytes and fluids can cause acute heart failure which results in edema. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when to worry about mild edema?

Can you tell me when to worry about mild edema?

Leg edema cause: Your edema is worrisome when it is progressive and you have more swollen ankles and lower legs. You can tell how much weight you are gaining by weighing yourself at the same time in the morning with your bed clothes on. If you continue to gain weight daily, you need to see if you have renal or cardiac disease, among other causes. Not all of those are treated the same, so see a physician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: edema?

A collection of: 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 retention. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of edema before you see it?

Use the scale: If you have weight gain that is unexplained, that might represent early fluid retention that can eventually be seen as edema. ...Read more

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How venous obstruction can cause localised edema?

How venous obstruction can cause localised edema?

Venous stasis: Veins can cause local edema as a result of poor blood flow. Veins permit the return of blood to the heart to be pumped out again oxygen rich. When a vein becomes obstructed, blood backs up into the tissues and can cause swelling/ edema to occur. ...Read more

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Pitted edema from working out, should I be concerned?

Pitted edema from working out, should I be concerned?

Yes: Pitting edema is not normal, many etiology. So go to see you dr gor check up with blood test. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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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