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Doctor insights on: Fluid Buildup In Entire Body

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Is gout caused by an error in nucleic acid metabolism that leads to a buildup of uric acid in body fluids?

Is gout caused by an error in nucleic acid metabolism that leads to a buildup of uric acid in body fluids?

Uric acid: Most commonly, uric acid production is elevated from diet or its excretion is reduced from kidney impairment or diuretic rx. Enzyme defects can also elevate uric acid. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have ammonia buildup in my body?

How do I know if I have ammonia buildup in my body?

Liver Encephalopathy: Ammonia levels are not usually measured unless a patient has chronic liver disease. Patients with severely elevated ammonia levels may present with altered mental status/drowsiness/decreased level of consciousness. ...Read more

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How can I relieve potassium buildup in my body?

How can I relieve potassium buildup in my body?

Reducing potassium: To reduce potassium from blood and tissues, assure daily bowel movements, even with gentle MOM or Miralax (polyethylene glycol). Assure abundant urine flow - 3 liters per day. Limit intake of high potassium foods - tomato, citrus, potato, melon, peaches, apricots, banana, strawberries, others ...Read more

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Foods used to be cooked in pure trans fats. Is the buildup of cholesterol it caused in people still there? Or does the body eventually break it down?

Foods used to be cooked in pure trans fats. Is the buildup of cholesterol it caused in people still there? Or does the body eventually break it down?

Transfats get turned: Into LDL chol, which in turn gets stuck on the sides of arteries and causes blockage. The trans-fat itself no longer exists in the body after it has been digested. It has been converted to Triglycerides and Cholesterol particles. Some people accumulate the LDL cholesterol in their arteries, others do not. Some people can likely have decrease in buildup if they eat healthy.
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Why would arthritis in the knee cause fluid buildup?

Why would arthritis in the knee cause fluid buildup?

Irritation: This is the bodies way of trying (unsuccessfully 0 to deal with the irritation of one kind or another in the joint. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and thinking to go to gym for body buildup, does it decrease my height, and what are the natural supplements should I have regularly?

I'm 19 and thinking to go to gym for body buildup, does it decrease my height, and what are the natural supplements should I have regularly?

Exercise is good: No, exercise does not decrease one's height. During the growing years, plenty of mild to moderate exercise is great to do, and helps one grow to his maximum genetic height. No supplements are needed if a person is getting a very balanced, natural, healthy diet. Be sure to get enough vitamin d and calcium, usually from nonfat or low fat, low sugar dairy products. ...Read more

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I have a mass buildup of fluid in my left hear it has been this way for about a month and doesn't pop I have tried everything literally so now what?

See a Pro: What you should have done long before this...See your physician who has years of training and experience diagnosing and treating problems just like yours. ...Read more

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I am 1 wk post lateral partial meniscotomy. I feel spongy areas to the top medial knee that feel like fluid buildup and prevent good rom. Is this nml?

I am 1 wk post lateral partial meniscotomy. I feel spongy areas to the top medial knee that feel like fluid buildup and prevent good rom. Is this nml?

Yes: In addition to normal surgery-related, post-op inflammation, it is common to have some degree of post-surgical fluid swelling (edema) and accumulation (effusion) that causes that "spongy" feeling and limited range of motion. This will improve with time and physical therapy. If increased swelling, redness, pain, or fever occurs, suggesting possible infection, one should inform their md. ...Read more

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Is it normal for young children to have recurring fluid buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Is it normal for young children to have recurring fluid buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Yes: Studies in day care centers suggest the persistence of middle ear fluid for up to 3 months in the first year in patients with no symptoms. The occurrence is aggravated by smaller drainage tubes in kids heads, allergies & recurrent URI's. As they approach age 8-9 they achieve 90% of adult head size & the issue is uncommon. ...Read more

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If I have mucus buildup in my body is it possible it could be coming through my vagina? My discharge is white, almost milky looking, snotty.

If I have mucus buildup in my body is it possible it could be coming through my vagina? My discharge is white, almost milky looking, snotty.

Yeast infection: Your symptoms suggest you may have yeast infection or could be bacterial infection and needs to be treated after the diagnosis is confirmed by a culture. Consult your doctor or gynecologist. Mucus is probably not related to your vaginal infection. Where do you have mucus. Nasal mucus discharge may bd due to allergies. Consult your doctor ...Read more

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If some of the cremasteric fibres get torn in groin shud there b small buildup of abdominal fluid or small haematoma in groin which usg shud detect?

If some of the cremasteric fibres get torn in groin shud there b small buildup of abdominal fluid or small haematoma in groin which usg shud detect?

Minor muscle injury: Nope. There will most likely not be any physical signs of minor small muscle damage. But, this kind of muscle damage should heal very rapidly and leave no permanent symptom or damage. ...Read more

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Thyroid meds causing fluid buildup/bag under eyes. What to do?

Thyroid meds causing fluid buildup/bag under eyes. What to do?

Not likely: You don't say what kind of thyroid med you are taking. Thyroid hormone taken for underactive thyroid will not cause swelling around the eyes, but hypothyroidism can. Medications to lower overactive thyroids (methimazole, ptu) also are unlikely to cause eye swelling, but graves disease (the most common cause for hyperthyroidism) can affect the eyes. ...Read more

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Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Some: Tympanometry testing can tell if there is fluid in the middle ear, which can cause dizziness. The inner ear, however, is a little more involved to test as there are a number of tests to do to fully assess the inner ear as it is nearly impossible to access. There are different hearing and nerve tests that can be done, but I'm not sure one could definitively tell you there's fluid in the inner ear. ...Read more

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Dr said thickening and fluid buildup in the lower inner quadrant of both breasts due to sports bra being too tight & worn often. How common is this?

Dr said thickening and fluid buildup in the lower inner quadrant of both breasts due to sports bra being too tight & worn often. How common is this?

Get a 2nd opinion: This seems like a very rare event. The symptoms could be symptoms of other things possibly missed by your doctor. Why would a tight sports braw cause this problem? Doesn't make sense to me. ...Read more

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Almost 3 wks since bilateral lower leg fasciectomy for compartment syndrome. Fluid buildup (4 days now)-press n see it move-no redness. Need to drain?

Almost 3 wks since bilateral lower leg fasciectomy for compartment syndrome. Fluid buildup (4 days now)-press n see it move-no redness. Need to drain?

Please: Call your surgeon to revisit your issue it is not wise for us to evaluate a problem like this on line it needs a look see by the doctor ...Read more

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My ears feel like they are stopped up, hurt, and pop. I've been to 3 docs (said they looked fine). History of middle ear and fluid buildup problems.?

My ears feel like they are stopped up, hurt, and pop. I've been to 3 docs (said they looked fine). History of middle ear and fluid buildup problems.?

Pop Pop Fizz Fizz...: "There's more than meets the eye" -anon (and a feeble mind, I might add). OK so it looks OK. You probably need a test to measure the reactivity of your inner ear structures as well as how your ear drum is functioning ("Tympanometry"). These help measure the pressures, etc inside that may be causing your symptoms. Go see an ENT doc or Audiologist. And take care if you fly or drive to altitude. ...Read more

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I have pleueal effusion in my right lung. Is there anything I can do narurally to reduce the fluid buildup? I am on the budwig diet and juice veggies.

I have pleueal effusion in my right lung. Is there anything I can do narurally to reduce the fluid buildup? I am on the budwig diet and juice veggies.

NO SALT: Stay away from adding salt and from foods that have salt in them. It will help possibly sloe reaccumulation of your effusion but will not reduce your effusion. ...Read more

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How to tell if abdominal bloating (lower stomach) is due to gas or fluid buildup? Causes? No other symptoms

How to tell if abdominal bloating (lower stomach) is due to gas or fluid buildup? Causes? No other symptoms

Probably gas: At this age fluid build up is unlikely unless you have some serious illness. See your local pharmacist something for gas. If symptoms persist see your doctor. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern about this contact me on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I have bilateral knee pain with edema. There is definitely some kind of fluid buildup on both knees. The swelling decreases with ice application. Asa?

I have bilateral knee pain with edema. There is definitely some kind of fluid buildup on both knees. The swelling decreases with ice application. Asa?

Not ASA: An anti-inflammatory would be ideal. Check with your doctor if your kidney function is good and can take them and at what dose. ...Read more

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Pressure buildup in back of head when lying down feels like fluid. Ct LP and MRI supposedly clear. Pressure and tingling also there when upright?

Pressure buildup in back of head when lying down feels like fluid. Ct LP and MRI supposedly clear. Pressure and tingling also there when upright?

Think muscles!!!: You have a muscle issue in the neck and shoulders because they work together. Tightness in these muscles will pinch nerves and trigger all types of odd pain sensations. For chronic pain suffers a wellness program of vitamins and minerals (esp. Magnesium glycinate) sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. I like acupuncture! ...Read more

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Can long term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) become toxic due to buildup in the body?? Neurological/cardiovascular effects?? I have Gilbert's disease..

Can long term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) become toxic due to buildup in the body?? Neurological/cardiovascular effects?? I have Gilbert's disease..

No: miralax (polyethylene glycol) stays in the Gastrointestinal tract and doesn't get absorbed into the body, so their should be no neurologic affects. Even if you have Gilbert's disease, which affects the liver, the miralax (polyethylene glycol) doesn't go to the liver at all. It just draws water into the intestinal tract ...Read more

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Jaw swelling before tooth extraction. Had oral surgery size of golf ball on left side was told fluid buildup. How do I reduce swelling?

Jaw swelling before tooth extraction. Had oral surgery size of golf ball on left side was told fluid buildup. How do I reduce swelling?

Hot towel: It is common to have face swelling after tooth removal especially infected ones. Cold compression for the first day following the surgery and warm compression after 2 and 3 days of surgery is recommended to reduce the swelling. Painkiller like Motrin also will help because of anti-inflammatory effect. ...Read more

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My 3 yo has tubes and wax buildup. Ent suggested h20 and vinegar. He screamed a lot. So they told to stop. Now ear is draining wax and fluid. Normal?

My 3 yo has tubes and wax buildup. Ent suggested h20 and vinegar. He screamed a lot. So they told to stop. Now ear is draining wax and fluid. Normal?

Probably: It's probably the consequence of putting in water and vinegar. I suggest that you make an appointment with your doctor (either pediatrician or ent) to confirm that the wax build up is better. ...Read more

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What are my options as an adult with cerebral palsy and over 90% arthritic body coverage? I am a 40 year old male who has had 16 bi-lateral operations. The last full body X-ray I had showed I had a lot of arthritis buildup mainly in my neck (all vertebra

What are my options as an adult with cerebral palsy and over 90% arthritic body coverage? I am a 40 year old male who has had 16 bi-lateral operations. The last full body X-ray I had showed I had a lot of arthritis buildup mainly in my neck (all vertebra

Consultation: The answer depends on your symptoms. Depending on these a consultation with a spine surgeon, a pain specialist, or other provider can lead you to the correct choice for you. Start by talking to your primary doctor and get their opinion about your options. ...Read more

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Ear has wax and fluid buildup. Doc said no infection but tragus is swollen and ear is hurting. Ear infection?

Ear has wax and fluid buildup. Doc said no infection but tragus is swollen and ear is hurting. Ear infection?

Unlikely: You note ear wax and fluid build up. You note a doctor said no infection. You have pain and think it is infection. It is unlikely that you have an infection but I don't know your age, risks, symptoms beside pain.
In the summer it could be that you have build up and pain from allergies. The sneezing and inflammation can cause fluid build up. If persists then revisit your doctor for treatments ...Read more

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Can a hearing specialist (ent) literally see, (with mri's) the presence of inner ear fluid buildup that may result in the diagnosis meniere's disease?

Can a hearing specialist (ent) literally see, (with mri's) the presence of inner ear fluid buildup that may result in the diagnosis meniere's disease?

Would be unique: In most cases, the lower strength mri's in the range of 1.5 t, would not have the clarity or resolution to sort out. However, a higher field strength MRI in the range of 3.0 t or even higher, might distinguish such changes. ...Read more