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Can hernia cause edema in legs?

Can hernia cause edema in legs?

Possibly: A femoral hernia could compress on the femoral vein and cause some swelling of the same leg. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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 have edema both legs and catching my breath when I do simple household chores. What is it?

I have edema both legs and catching my breath when I do simple household chores. What is it?

See specialist: To young for heart problems, but sometimes a cardiomyopathy (malfunction) heart can occur. Right sided failute or dysfunction, liver problems or circulatory insufficiency. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I had a sudden onset of edema. My legs, feet and ankles are turning black/blue. What should I do?

I had a sudden onset of edema. My legs, feet and ankles are turning black/blue. What should I do?

You need to be: Evaluated asap by a medical professional. There are many causes of swelling but sudden black or blue feet is not good. It indicates possible clot or possible pooling of blood, or even possible gangrene. You should seek immediate medical attention. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What causes pain in my swollen edema filled legs? I do however, keep my legs elevated above my heart.

What causes pain in my swollen edema filled legs? I do however, keep my legs elevated above my heart.

The pressure in the: tissues are under tremendous pressure when there is swelling in a limited space. It is expanding beyond the normal amount. So the 'extra fluid' that is now out into the tissues needs a place to drain to get to the heart and out the kidneys. You didn't list your other conditions, but if you've had it now for a few days or weeks, you need to be seen by a doctor ASAP. This is not a normal finding. ...Read more

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Experimenting edema on legs and burning sensation all over my body. Uric acid level is 7.1. How to reduce the symptoms? I have CKD.

Experimenting edema on legs and burning sensation all over my body. Uric acid level is 7.1. How to reduce the symptoms? I have CKD.

LE edema, CKD: if you have edema you may be fluid overloaded.Usually an increase in BUN( urea) which occurs in CKD causes itching but your burning may be a variation. Uric acid(not the same as urea) of 7 is upper limits , the edema is the real issue Call your renal doctor today or go to ER as you may need a water pill / IV to get the fluid off . Check CMP, and U/A as you may be spilling protein due to CKD . ...Read more

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Delivered baby 16 months,still feel body edema,left leg and ankle larger than right,knee pain,breastfeeding?

Delivered baby 16 months,still feel body edema,left leg and ankle larger than right,knee pain,breastfeeding?

Edema: Lower extremity edema is very common after having a baby. However 16 months is a long time since giving birth to experience this. Signs of a deep vein thrombosis include swelling, pain especially in the calf area, redness. It is best to have this evaluated by a doctor. ...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