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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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Foot and lower calf swelling w/fluid retention, blue surface and spider veins, red blotch here and there that follow lower veins?

Foot and lower calf swelling w/fluid retention, blue surface and spider veins, red blotch here and there that follow lower veins?

Discolored leg: You should see a physician immediately to have this evaluated. It will be very important to rule out venous thrombosis, which can be very serious. ...Read more

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I have been having mild tingling and numbness from my waist down. Its not painful nor does it keep me up at night, what is that? Was prescribed hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5 for fluid retention and b/p 136/86 4-16-12 days later no relief

I have been having mild tingling and numbness from my waist down. Its not painful nor does it keep me up at night, what is that? Was prescribed hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5 for fluid retention and b/p 136/86 4-16-12 days later no relief

Most : Most doctors would consider the phrase tingling "from the waist down" to mean tingling that starts from a belt-like line somewhere around the bellybutton and down into both lower limbs, and not affecting the trunk about the line, the face, or the upper limbs. This suggests that something is going on with the spinal cord, such as compression (such as a from a tumor) or inflammation (such as from transverse myelitis), or other problems. These problems are usually, but not always, associated with problems walking, with weakness in the lower limbs, or with problems controlling the bowels or the bladder. Numbness from the waist down requires careful neurological examination, and may require additional testing like mri, lumbar puncture, or electrodiagnostic testing to exclude serious disease. Symptoms that started recently or are getting worse require immediate attention. Symptoms that have been around for weeks or more, and are not getting worse, should be evaluated within a few weeks. High blood pressure and "fluid retention" are unlikely to cause numbness from the waist down, and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is unlikely to address the problem. ...Read more

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What does fluid retention mean?

What does fluid retention mean?

Fluid Retention: Fluid retention (f) is when one is unable to excrete an adequate amount water, urine, daily. It accumulates in the body, usually as edema in the legs. It can be seen in both cardiac and kidney failure. Another cause is liver disease due to a low serum concentration of albumin, made by the liver, causing f. If one has it, one has to be seen by a physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fluid retention?

What is the definition or description of: Fluid retention?

Here are some...: 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. More? Ask your doctor or contact me; I can help explain further. ...Read more

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What would cause fluid retention in just 1 leg?

What would cause fluid retention in just 1 leg?

Fluid retention: Fluid retention in just one leg is usually related to obstruction in the venous and/or lymphatics draining that swollen leg. ...Read more

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What could cause fluid retention and thyroid fluctuation?

What could cause fluid retention and thyroid fluctuation?

Thyroid: Hypothyroidism can cause fluid retention. Sometimes thyroid problems are associated with other autoimmune disorders affecting kidneys. This would cause fluid retention as well. Certain GI problems like celiac disease could also lead to malabsorption which could cause fluctuation in fluid status. ...Read more

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By which mechanism metoclopramide causing fluid retention?

Not fully Understood: According to PDR fact sheet, see attached, Metoclopramide may cause fluid retention in some cases, its mechanism for such action is not fully understood, as are its effects on pregnancy. Pl consult doctor/OB as needed before starting this medication. ...Read more

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Does Neurontin cause fluid retention? I'm on a low dosage.

Neurontin: Yes it causes fluid retention- most common with increasing doses but can be seen at any dose. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to reduce abdominal fluid retention?

Cause?: The cause of fluid retention should be determined first. In general, fluid retention may slow down with salt and fluid intake restriction. ...Read more

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Fluid retention in the body, ..Gain weight, ...One week ago i m feeling tired and weak?

Merits evaluation.: Fluid retention is often associated with high blood pressure; however, it could be due to kidney disease, heart failure and other problems. It would be prudent to start with a visit to ones doctor for a careful history and physical exam, routine comprehensive blood tests, a urinalysis and perhaps an ekg and chest x-rays. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i stopped taking cipralex rather abruptly about a week and a half ago after fluid retention as a result of cipralex cessage/withdrawl?

Suggest: that you advise your prescribing medical provider. Sudden cessation of SSRI's can lead to discontinuation syndrome in some people. ...Read more

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I'm trying to understand fluid retention levels, BPM I think it's called. Can someone help (this is about my mom again) she says hers was 280 and is now 150. What does that mean is that good?

I'm trying to understand fluid retention levels, BPM I think it's called. Can someone help (this is about my mom again) she says hers was 280 and is now 150. What does that mean is that good?

BNP?: I think you might mean bnp. This is a test that can give you some idea of how much heart failure ( and related fluid retention ) is going on. However, the role of serial measurement of bnp in heart failure is not yet very solid. 150 sounds better than 280, but there is a lot of variability in the test ( i assume pg/ml) and significance depends on the time interval between the two tests. ...Read more

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Foot Pain (Definition)

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