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Dr. Aiman Shammas
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Fluid Retention (Overview)

Fluid retention is a clinical finding in which there is swelling in the body due to fluid accumulation. This can occur due to liver, heart, or kidney disease.


Dr. Christopher Quinn
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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What causes fluid retention?

Dr. Christopher Quinn
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Depends: There are a lot of reasons to retain fluid but one of the most common is due to eat too much salt. It's important to limit your salt intake to 1500mg a day or less. ...Read more

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Fluid Retention (Overview)

Fluid retention is a clinical finding in which there is swelling in the body due to fluid accumulation. This can occur due to liver, heart, or kidney disease.


Dr. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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Felt puffy in feet, then some fullness in chest. Took diruetic with the same result--better in a day. So this must mean fluid retention, right?

Dr. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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Felt puffy in feet, then some fullness in chest. Took diruetic with the same result--better in a day. So this must mean fluid retention, right?

Yes: That sounds like fluid retention. However, you should be seen to determine if you have other signs or symptoms of congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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Will the green laser prostate treatment eliminate bladder fluid retention? I'm due in surgery next tuesday.

Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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Will the green laser prostate treatment eliminate bladder fluid retention? I'm due in surgery next tuesday.

Hopefully: Green laser should remove obstructing prostatic tissue so the bladder can empty more easily, this in turn should correct the urinary retention. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
25 years in practice
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I had ercp 4 days ago. I am severly swollen & want to know how to get rid of fluid retention.Drinking lots of water & avoiding salt. What else?

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
25 years in practice
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I had ercp 4 days ago. I am severly swollen & want to know how to get rid of fluid retention.Drinking lots of water & avoiding salt. What else?

Call your GI: This would not be normal unless you have a very serious condition that would predispose you to edema or swelling. Please call your GI doctor for help. Feel better. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Board Certified, Urology
11 years in practice
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What drugs are used for fluid retention?

Dr. Simon Kimm
Board Certified, Urology
11 years in practice
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What drugs are used for fluid retention?

Diuretics.: Fluid retention can have many different causes, but one strategy is to treat with diuretics. These drugs act on the kidney to help eliminate fluid by increasing urine production. Lasix is a common diuretic, one of several types. Thiazides (hctz), carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (acetezolamide), potassium sparing diuretics (spironolactone), & osmotic diuretics (mannitol) are examples. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
23 years in practice
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I am on medication for blood pressure, thyroid, and heart and colestral.And a water tablet 20 mgs. Past weeks more fluid retention, what to do?

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
23 years in practice
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I am on medication for blood pressure, thyroid, and heart and colestral.And a water tablet 20 mgs. Past weeks more fluid retention, what to do?

Talk to your doctor: You need a medical evaluation. Please see your doctor right away. Can't make assumptions with your complicated medical history. This could be quite a few different and potentially serious things. ...Read more

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
25 years in practice
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What is the best natural remedy to prevent fluid retention. I have ckd?

Dr. Ashu Syal
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
25 years in practice
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Low salt intake: Salt hold on to water. If you have ckd with no or minimal compromise in renal function; mrs dash salt substitutes is a good alternative to using sodium chloride ( salt). ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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Why am i worse on medications .it seems to cause fluid retention an i get so sick an trouble with balance why?

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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Why am i worse on medications .it seems to cause fluid retention an i get so sick an trouble with balance why?

Med side effects: Omeprazole can cause kidney injury. Please be checked for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Board Certified, Pediatrics
15 years in practice
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My son is 8 months old. He has global developmental delay. Hypotonia, Fluid retention and other issues. What genetic disorders could be linked to this?

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Board Certified, Pediatrics
15 years in practice
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My son is 8 months old. He has global developmental delay. Hypotonia, Fluid retention and other issues. What genetic disorders could be linked to this?

Too many to list...: Speak to your physician, specialists, and geneticist for clearer answers regarding whether they believe your son's issues are related to a genetic disorder. ...Read more

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