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Can water retention cause swelling in face?

Can water retention cause swelling in face?

Yes: Fluid retention can cause swelling in any part of the body. Typically however swelling follows gravity with more swelling seen in the lower extremities. ...Read more

Dr. Aiman Shammas
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Fluid Retention (Definition)

It denotes the presence of excessive water in intravascular space - vessels & interstitial space - among cells, due to poor automatic water movement and distribution by poor perfusion by low BP from hydration or/+ weak heart, poor osmotic pressure from malnutrition, poor water excretion from kidneys, & poor lymphatic drainage. More? Ask your doctor or contact me; I ...Read more


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How do I find out the cause of my facial swelling/water retention?

How do I find out the cause of my facial swelling/water retention?

Question: To find out the cause of your symptoms you have to go see and Dr. And be evaluated. ...Read more

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My face looks abnormal since a while. How do I know if it's water retention or fat?

Water: Retention will VARY (actually from DAY TO DAY)
FAT remains the same from WEEK to WEEK

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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How to deal with water retention on face and joints?

How to deal with water retention on face and joints?

Water retention: Check with pcp about water pills, possible side effects of meds you are currently taking, such as steroids, etc. ...Read more

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Can Accutane cause slight water retention on the face-puffy cheeks, roundish face? If so, if one has been off Accutane for a year, what can be done?

Can Accutane cause slight water retention on the face-puffy cheeks, roundish face? If so, if one has been off Accutane for a year, what can be done?

Not likely: This does not sound like a side effect to accutane. Particularly if you have been off it for a year. I would start with your primary care doctor to evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have water retention on face due to high estrogen levels. Can ocps help reduce that??

I have water retention on face due to high estrogen levels. Can ocps help reduce that??

Birth control: I am not sure that one can determine accurately that facial edema is due to high estrogen levels. In your medical history you indicate PCOS. PCOS can cause a variety of effects. Birth control pills are often helpful to improve some of them. ...Read more

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I retain fluid in my face and legs. I don, 't usually add extra salt to my diet. What could be contributing to the water retention?

I retain fluid in my face and legs. I don, 't usually add extra salt to my diet. What could be contributing to the water retention?

Multiple reasons: The list of probable causes is long, from heart failure to liver or kidney disease, cushing's disease to hypothyroidism etc. Please discuss with your doctor who can help you to identify the problem and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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My mom has water retention in her body her face luks puffed up. Watare the reasons and is there a cure for it. She is reluctant to come to a doctor.

My mom has water retention in her body her face luks puffed up. Watare the reasons and is there a cure for it. She is reluctant to come to a doctor.

Many causes: Cirrhosis (of the liver), chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, hormonal influences, allergy, malabsorbtion, side effects of medications - these are major causes of fluid retention. The treatment must be tailored to the cause. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to relieve water retention (face, hands, belly, feet & ankles)?

What is the most effective way to relieve water retention (face, hands, belly, feet & ankles)?

FIND THE CAUSE: Giving you a diuretic is easy. The right thing to do is to find out what's triggering your fluid retention. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have water retention in my lower extremities and arms + face... I recently had a baby and is 4 mths. I have had kidney problems too? Need advice please

I have water retention in my lower extremities and arms + face... I recently had a baby and is 4 mths. I have had kidney problems too? Need advice please

Get Seen!: When you have edema (swelling) everywhere it is often termed anasarca. It can be caused by kidney failure. Some women after pregnancy will have a deterioration in kidney function. Also, heart failure can cause fluid retention and can occur after pregnancy. I would stop eating any salt since this will increase the volume in the blood space and worsen swelling and avoid nsaids. Get checked out. ...Read more

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How can I manage water retention?

How can I manage water retention?

Improving muscle ton: Most women who are pregnant develop some water retention. This is due to the hormone Progesterone as well as changes in the circulatory system that occur with pregnancy. Elevating your feet, warm baths, swimming, support stockings, leg exercises will all help temporarily relieve the symptoms of water retention. ...Read more

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How can I relieve water retention?

Relief of edema: To best way to relieve your retention of water is for you to find out its cause. It could be due to several factors, heart failure, chronic kidney disease and varicose veins, among others. The best thing to do is to see a physician who can examine you and lead you on the road to a diagnosis which will give you a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Will water reduce water retention?

Water retention: If you are retaining water, water ingestion will not help to reduce it. Go to physician and find out whether or not you are retaining water and, more important, the cause of your water retention and how to treat it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to reduce water retention fast?

How to reduce water retention fast?

Depends: Depending on the cause of fluid retention, low-salt diet, fluid restriction, diuretics may help. ...Read more

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How can you reduce water retention?

How can you reduce water retention?

Diuretic: Watch you salt/sodium intake. If your swelling is severe you may uber other problems like kidney issues. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What amount weight is water retention?

What amount weight is water retention?

Water weight?: A rapid increase in weight is due to water accumulation. You cannot gain a lb. Of fat in 24 hours, but you can gain a lb. Of water in that time period. If you have no edema and weigh yourself in the morning and find your weight to be increasing, that is the weight of water you are gaining. Likewise, if you lose a lb. Of weight in 24 hours, you are losing water, not fat, weight. I trust this helps. ...Read more

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Is premenstrual water retention normal?

Is premenstrual water retention normal?

Yes: Many women experience water weight gain around the time of their menstruation - this is a normal response to the change in their circulating hormones. It may be somewhat uncomfortable but rarely requires special treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to take for water retention?

What's the best thing to take for water retention?

Treat the cause: Water retention is a symptom of some underlying problem. The trick is to figure out what that is and treat it. The answer is often diuretics ("water pills") but the cause will determine what kinds of diuretics or even a different treatment entirely. Definitely need to see your doc for this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Water retention?

Water retention =: fluid retention = edema. Occurs when excess fluid collects in tissues, body cavities or the circulatory system. ...Read more

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Is water retention related to loperamide?

Nope: Loperamide doesn't cause generalized fluid retention. In men, it can cause urinary retention (due to enlarged prostate). ...Read more

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Are water retention and menopause related?

Are water retention and menopause related?

Can be: Many women complain of water retention, bloating with menopause. This can occur due to the hormonal imbalance especially low Progesterone levels as well as the increase in weight that is seen with menopause. Treating the women with hormone replacement if she is candidate, improving diet, exercise can help these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the natural cures for water retention?

What are the natural cures for water retention?

No: No. Water retention usually occurs either due to problem with heart, , kidney or liver function. Some medications can cause water retention. If you have water retention, you must see the doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Possible to have water retention in lips?

Possible to have water retention in lips?

Lips: Water retention limited to lips is possible but not probable. If lips are swollen there's likely a localized cause. ...Read more

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How to get rid of water retention on pill?

Diuretic drugs: Many different medications can promote increased urine output and thereby get rid of extra water that is retained as 'edema" or fluid in the tissues. Most common medications include thiazide or "loop diuretic" agents. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
372 Doctors shared insights

Water Retention (Definition)

Fluid retention = edema. Occurs when excess fluid collects in tissues, body cavities ...Read more


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