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Dr. Mark C. Weston answered:

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

Cord edema

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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!
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Dr. Bennett Werner answered:

Edema compression hose causing life threatining shortness of breath, sweating, fainting, cause of this?

NO

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Compression hose per se doesn't cause this - I would be concerned that application of the hose dislodged a pre-existing deep vein thrombosis (clot) with resulting pulmonary embolism (clot to the lung). This must be addressed at a hospital. A spiral CT angiogram of the lung is the test of choice.
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Dr. Kelty R. Baker answered:

Is it dangerous to wear compression stockings if a CHF, patient has some edema, fluid on lungs, and disolving blood clots in the lungs?

Stockings

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The situations you have listed are the very situations for which stockings are recommended.
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A man 29year old having hetergenous mutiple lesion over the temperol-parietal region associated with edema and compression on the surrounding tissue?

The radiology

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report should describe not only the abnormalities but also provide a list of possible causes.
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Dr. Qamar Khan answered:

How long does the edema take to subside? I stopped taking pain-killers. should I try ice-compression. I have been given normal elastic knee bandage

Can take a few weeks

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Usually most edema resolves in a few weeks, however depending on the type of injury it could take longer. Ice and compression will help. NSAIDs will help. if no luck with that see your orthopedic doctor.
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Today I'm trying compression stockings for pitting edema. But when i put them on i feel pressure in my face and head, WHY? -DVT, -CHF, -CKD, +HBP, +DM

Compression

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The hose are likely working pushing fluid into the venous system and the central venous pressure increase is being felt in your face
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Dr. David B. Dunn answered:

Pitted Edema both legs, No DVT Should I wear support stockings all times, & are Calf only supp. compression sleeves as good as toe to upper calf sock?

Calf high works well

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The calf muscles act as the main leg circulation pumps so calf compression stockings may work nearly as well as thigh high supports. The other consideration is what strength: consider 30-40 mmHg compression stockings, but recent studies show 20-30 mmHg may work nearly as well, and are easier to put on and take off. Since results vary, consider experimenting with different stocking types.
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I have bilateral lower extremity edema. Swelln pain Dr says valve n legs failing light headed is compression stockns treatmrnt? She says then surgery to cut off flow from valve can this wait?

Stockings ok

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You are female and 42 years old. You have bilateral leg swelling and your doctor notes venous incompetence. Stockings should be ok. First make sure you can have the correct fitting. Many patients can tolerate these if done correctly. Your doctor also may want to assess your cardiac function by echocardiography. Normal function is 75%. Be well.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

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

Exactly what it says

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It is swelling of the spinal cord in the cervical areas mentioned. A better question is what is causing the edema.
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I have a herniated disc at t8 and t9 and an edema at t7 putting pressure on spinal cord. I see doc Friday, should I be worried and careful until then?

Thoracic disc

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It is very rare for thoracic discs to suddenly cause neurologic problems... meaning paralysis. Most often the radiology report sounds worse than the real images reveal. Make sure the orthopaedic spine surgeon puts your complaints, examination and images together to make the right recommendation. It's truly a rare indication for surgery, only if the cord is really bad.... Good luck!
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