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Edema In Both Legs
Mva, 2005. Mult. Surgeries = r ankle fused, w/plates, pins, screws, metal rod to halfway up leg. Why sporadic pitting edema in both legs from standing?
Edema.: Edema in lower extremities comes from interplay of many factors - protein content of blood, hydrostatic pressure induced by gravity, the state of valves in veins, the amount of circulating fluid in bloodstream and the degree of competency of lymphatic system. If any of these - or a combination of these- is a bit off you get swelling. Might expect swelling worse on r but this might not happen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Edema is also known as Swelling. 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
I had a complete metabolic panel lab test done and my gap anion came back elevated at 19. I also have edema in both legs. Should i be worried?
I have non-pitting edema in both legs, worse in left. I take 40mg Lasix & potassim plue elevating legs. Now very painful with blisters. What is this?
More likely answer: Gotta disagree with doctor. Unless your hands, and other areas are also swollen, the likely diagnosis is from venous disease. This iswhen the veins in your legs do not bring the blood back up due to obesity, pregnancies, trauma or family history of same. You need to find a wound care specialist who works at least 3 full days in the wound center (no dabblers) to get a diagnosis and correct tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 29 yrs old. I am having non pitting edema in both the legs. Can it be cured. What medication should I take?
Depends on the cause: There can be many different causes of edema, from congestive heart failure to liver failure to obstruction from a tumor to leaky valves in the veins of the legs. Thus, the cure, if there is one, depends on the underlying cause. So does the treatment. See your primary care provider to discuss why you have the edema and what can be done about it. ...Read more
Patient with pulmonary embolism one week ago now she developed pitting edema in her both leg only without any other abnormality so what is the cause?
Pulm hypertension: After a pulmonary embolism, (blood clot in the lungs) there can be high blood pressure in the lungs, (pulmonary hypertension) causing the blood to back up into the leg veins. An echocardiogram could help to find this out. Blood clots in legs is possible, but less likely since both legs are involved. A blockage of the veins in the pelvis is possible too. You should see your doctor about this soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been seeking answers since march 2012 for edema in both of my lower legs, ankles and feet. Blood work has shown elevated sedimentation rates (4?
Check the thyroid: If no heart failure, kidney and liver disease, or blood vessel abnormalities (varicose, aterial disease) think about your sodium intake or thyroid disease. Esr of 4 doesn't seem high. Google hypothyroidism symptoms. Otherwise it could be a medicine you are on (amlodipine?). Again consulting with an experienced internist might help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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