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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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I'm a 53 yr old female 210 lbs diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension # is 42 up from #33 edema, sob on exerting no sleep apnea hx of asthma?

I'm a 53 yr old female 210 lbs diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension # is 42 up from #33 edema, sob on exerting no sleep apnea hx of asthma?

Pulm HTN: Is a common condition that has many causes. Longstanding asthma and obesity could be the causes for u but there are many possibilities. Often, SOB and edema are treated with diuretic i.e. Lasix (furosemide) or spironolactone. This is a good discussion of pulm Htn, best wishes... http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=1924&page=8 ...Read more

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I recently took a trip to vegas from Colorado. And just got back.... having issues with edema, and tight feeling chest. Lots of drinks and no sleep?

I recently took a trip to vegas from Colorado. And just got back.... having issues with edema, and tight feeling chest. Lots of drinks and no sleep?

Edema: Prolonged sitting on a plane, fluid retention from high sodium containing drinks contribute to formation of edema. Your chest tightness may be due to stress and tension from sleep deprivation, but if there are associated shortness of breath and sharp chest pains and/or calf pain and tenderness, get checked for blood clots in the legs and pulmonary embolism. When in doubt, it's better to get checked ...Read more

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Where does the edema water from your legs go when you sleep?

Where does the edema water from your legs go when you sleep?

Gravity: When legs are down gravity pulls the water down and it pools in your legs. When you lay down it re-distributes in your body. At night when asleep your kidneys frequently filter better as there is more blood flow to them when less to muscles, etc at rest and it helps to clear fluid from the body. Answer is less fluid intake and less salt intake, not more diuretic as they are hard on kidneys! ...Read more

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Hi, I seem to have malar edema. I am not sure if it is allergy based or poor sleep. Is there anything non-surgical like massage that will "cure" it?

Hi, I seem to have malar edema. I am not sure if it is allergy based or poor sleep. Is there anything non-surgical like massage that will "cure" it?

Not insomnia: This is not from lack of sleep but if this is a recurrent problem, you should consult an allergist especially if you have choking or recurrent abdominal cramps to rule out a hereditary form of angioedema. Massage is not expected to reduce it. ...Read more

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I had recurrent right upper eyelid edema and puffiness the left eyelid is normal there is no pain or redness or itching increase especially sleep?

I had recurrent right upper eyelid edema and puffiness the left eyelid is normal there is no pain or redness or itching increase especially sleep?

Infection?: Please see y our doctor. You MAY have an infection. Also, eyelids can get weak muscles over time. But since you mention only one eyelid, that is less likely. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I get clear mucus in my throat only after I eat and when I lay down to sleep. Can it be caused from my heart. Started when I got severe edema.

I get clear mucus in my throat only after I eat and when I lay down to sleep. Can it be caused from my heart. Started when I got severe edema.

Sounds like reflux: Not from your heart at all. Most likely juice from your stomach is coming up "silently" without heartburn. You want to not eat or drink before laying down for at least a few hours. Stay away from acids like lemon, orange juice, coffee etc. ...Read more

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I have clear mucus in my throat only when I eat or lay down to sleep. What causes that? Can it be caused from your heart? Started when I got bad edema

I have clear mucus in my throat only when I eat or lay down to sleep. What causes that? Can it be caused from your heart? Started when I got bad edema

Possibly: These could be symptoms of congestive heart failure. The triad of difficulty breathing when laying flat, shortness of breath to exertion, and lower extremity swelling are all classic signs. Moreso still if the breathing is much better shortly after sitting upright. If you are waking up w/in a few hours of going to sleep gasping for breath or choking, this also fits. Only your doc can tell for sure. ...Read more

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Git pain. Chronic constipation. Strong heart beats and irregular. Hypotension. Asthema at nights sleeping time. Tongue upper and lower limb edema?

Git pain. Chronic constipation. Strong heart beats and irregular. Hypotension. Asthema at nights sleeping time. Tongue upper and lower limb edema?

See your doctor.: That is an unusual combination of symptoms, which would not be able to be diagnosed by a short description from a text message. If you continue to have problems, I would see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a hard red little swelling at the top of my left buttom at the internal side and it's painful especially when I sat on it or sleep on my back i?

I have a hard red little swelling at the top of my left buttom at the internal side and it's painful especially when I sat on it or sleep on my back i?

? pilonidal cyst?: Your description indicates that it might be a pilonidal cyst. Check it out on google scholar or www. Mayoclinic. Com. If that's what it is see if your doc feels comfortable excising it or if not refers you to a surgeon to deal with it. ...Read more

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Should I get Robert a chair for the shower? What ways are best to relieve swelling in ankles? Swelling goes away when laying down to sleep. Can you help?

Should I get Robert a chair for the shower? What ways are best to relieve swelling in ankles? Swelling goes away when laying down to sleep. Can you help?

Gravity.: It all has to do with the consequences of gravity and your body's never ending battle to move blood back up your leg. See your doctor for some possible solutions. ...Read more

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My son is suffering from swelling on eyes for two or three hours everyday after sleep. Why does this happen?

My son is suffering from swelling on eyes for two or three hours everyday after sleep. Why does this happen?

Several things: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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Whenever I sleep for a while I have pain in my mid spine when I wake up. I think there is also a little swelling. It gets better when I stay upright?

Whenever I sleep for a while I have pain in my mid spine when I wake up. I think there is also a little swelling. It gets better when I stay upright?

Hard to say: There are conditions of the spine such as degenerative disc disease that sometimes cause pain with immobility, such as when a patient is sleeping at night. There are also non spine problems that can cause back pain. For example, patients with reflux disease can have symptoms when they lay flat that is relieved by being up, thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Can sleeping wrong cause a little swelling in neck and shoulder?

Can sleeping wrong cause a little swelling in neck and shoulder?

Torticollis: That is conceivable. It is a great way to get torticollis, but I wouldn't normally expect swelling. Please see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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My eyes are getting dry, which leads to irritation and swelling of eyes. I sleep at late nights around 2-3 am and wake around 10am.

My eyes are getting dry, which leads to irritation and swelling of eyes. I sleep at late nights around 2-3 am and wake around 10am.

Lack of lubricant: The most common cause of dry eyes is a decrease in the production of tears that lubricate the eyes. This can also be caused by seasonal allergies (pollen, etc). If you are wearing contacts, you should take them out more often. You could start out with over the counter moisturizing drops, but if you need to use them for a long time, you should see an eye doctor. Plugs or prescription drops for dry. ...Read more

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I hit my head off a pipe in the basement about two hours ago I have a mild headache, there was swelling but I applied ice is it ok to sleep?

I hit my head off a pipe in the basement about two hours ago I have a mild headache, there was swelling but I applied ice is it ok to sleep?

Not sure: Is it a normal time for you to sleep or do you feel tired/groggy because you bumped your head? The risk is that with brain injury and concussion, the respiratory center in the brain can become compromised and staying awake long enough to seek medical care is thus important. It is unlikely, however, that you hit it hard enough to cause concussion or internal bleed. No way to know without an exam ...Read more

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I got a chin reduction done 6 months ago and it's still swollen but in the middle of the night while I sleep, my swelling is gone. Why is that?

I got a chin reduction done 6 months ago and it's still swollen but in the middle of the night while I sleep, my swelling is gone. Why is that?

Swelling postop: Swelling after surgery tends to come and go and when patients are sleeping and at rest the swelling tends to resolve. Once the awake and start doing more swelling tends to worsen. If this is bothering you or not getting better you should check with your surgeon! Best of luck! ...Read more

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My mom is having a small diffuse swelling in the right side of the face since two days...and pain since15 days. Pain is absent during sleep and chewin

My mom is having a small diffuse swelling in the right side of the face since two days...and pain since15 days. Pain is absent during sleep and chewin

Few things: Need to check a few things. Make sure teeth look good if they are ok look for bites or interruption to skin. The swelling is concerning. If can't find reason go to doctor ...Read more

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Pls my feet keeps swelling with liquid inside without any pain felt. Most at times go to normal after a long sleep but sometimes too swell up for days?

Pls my feet keeps swelling with liquid inside without any pain felt. Most at times go to normal after a long sleep but sometimes too swell up for days?

See a doctor: You are very young. Though you condition suggest dependent edema, will be concerned about venular insufficiency and chf. May benefit from leg elevation and support teddy hose. ...Read more

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Is it ok to sleep with ankle support bandage due to ankle swelling?

Is it ok to sleep with ankle support bandage due to ankle swelling?

Not a good idea.: Generally, I would not do it. There are specific circumstances that it would be beneficial but your explanation is to vague to recommend the practice. Try elevating your foot with pillows or elevate the foot of the bed. ...Read more

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I have some swelling on my right hip and a little pain...what could this be? Also I have been sleeping on a hard mattress for over 20 years,

I have some swelling on my right hip and a little pain...what could this be? Also I have been sleeping on a hard mattress for over 20 years,

Possibly busitis: You don`t mention where the hip swelling is, putting together it is a mildly tender swelling, you sleep on a hard mattress on your side, it is likely you have a trochanteric bursitis. This can be confirmed by having your PCP examine you and test you as needed. ...Read more

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Can lack if sleep and a lot of alcohol cause lyph node swelling behind ears?

Can lack if sleep and a lot of alcohol cause lyph node swelling behind ears?

No: Sleep or lack thereof and alcohol have nothing to do with lymph nodes there. However, I see you are on antibiotics after a tooth extraction which must have also been infected. This infection is certainly the cause of the swollen nodes. If these nodes do not improve as the dental infection does then you need to followup for evaluation. ...Read more

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Could sleep deprivation cause stuttering, slurring, tongue tiedness and facial swelling?

Could sleep deprivation cause stuttering, slurring, tongue tiedness and facial swelling?

Not quite: But could have long term effect on blood pressure, weight and stress. It will cause poor focus and decreased attention span and irritability with poor job performance. The above described seem more to stroke ...Read more

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What may be the diagnose if one had a leg swelling with severe pain that he cant sleep and his BP is 170?

What may be the diagnose if one had a leg swelling with severe pain that he cant sleep and his BP is 170?

Blood clot: The most important thing would be to rule out a blood clot. This would involve getting an ultrasound of the swollen leg. Your doctor can order this for you. ...Read more

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The past two days I have went to sleep and wake up to my jaw having a light swelling as well as the back bottom and top of my gums, the cause?

The past two days I have went to sleep and wake up to my jaw having a light swelling as well as the back bottom and top of my gums, the cause?

Vague: Too broad a question to be answered in this forum. To be diagnosed, and then properly treated, you must be seen, examined, and probably x-rayed. Please call your Dentist for an examination ASAP. ...Read more

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Got hit on the side of my face w/ baseball, spot started swelling immediately, 4 hrs later still swollen, no blood though. Should I sleep it off?

Got hit on the side of my face w/ baseball, spot started swelling immediately, 4 hrs later still swollen, no blood though. Should I sleep it off?

Swelling on face: Swelling and bruising is a sign of bleeding under skin. If you have problem with vision or opening or closing your mouth you should see some one a physician or Oral surgeon to have facial bones checked. It is possible you can have a fracture of one of the facial bones. ...Read more

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Foot pain + redness + occasional swelling, happens to both feet, happens randomly. Occurs during or after sleep. Pain lasts a few days then goes.?

Foot pain + redness + occasional swelling, happens to both feet, happens randomly. Occurs during or after sleep. Pain lasts a few days then goes.?

?? Gout/?? infection: Sounds more like "gout" a condition where you have uric acid building up in the joints mostly in the feet. Infection less likely. Usually Motrin gives relief. If you have fever and if this is infection you need to be evaluated as soon as possible. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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