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Can lamictal cause fluid retentuon?

Can lamictal cause fluid retentuon?

Lamictal/Edema: This has been reported in les than 5% cases, especially peripheral & facial edema. ...Read more

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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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By which mechanism metoclopramide causing fluid retention?

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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What mechanism causes fluid retention with gabapentin?

What mechanism causes fluid retention with gabapentin?

Not sure: The mechanism is unclear, but commonly patients will have 2-3 pounds of water retention that will be seen as ankle/foot swelling and will resolve within a few days of stopping the medication. ...Read more

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How can cerebrospinal fluid leaks affect the nervous system?

How can cerebrospinal fluid leaks affect the nervous system?

May cause headaches: Most spinal fluid issues of this sort follow lumbar punctures and can be fixed via a blood patch. Far less commonly, postural orthostatic headaches can be due to spontaneous damage within the neuraxis which can cause headaches and/or dizziness. ...Read more

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How is decreased cardiac output caused by increased fluid volume and decreased fluid volume?

How is decreased cardiac output caused by increased fluid volume and decreased fluid volume?

Stroke volume: Cardiac output is determined by heart rate and volume of blood pumped by heart in each heartbeat (stroke volume). Increased fluid volume increases the stroke volume and therefore cardiac output. Decreased fluid volume decreases the stroke volume and therefore cardiac output. ...Read more

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What causes spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks?

See a neurologist: Possibly trauma, tumors or masses but it would be wise to seek out a neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Is cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea curable?

Is cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea curable?

Yes: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is a curable condition. The source of the fluid leak must first be identified, usually by mri, ct or a special nuclear scan. The treatment of this is usually by surgical repair of the leak. Many times this surgery can be performed through the nose, if possible. Untreated CSF leaks can lead to meningitis. ...Read more

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Is cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea curable?

Is cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea curable?

Yes: CSF otorrhea is caused by a defect in the bone surrounding the ear and the temporal bone. It can be cured but will require surgery to seal the leak. It is very important to have this taken care of. The risk of a untreated CSF leak is meningitis. ...Read more

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Morphine helps redistribute blood volume in pulmonary edema. How? And is it causing any reabsorbtion of fluid?

Morphine helps redistribute blood volume in pulmonary edema.  How? And is it causing any reabsorbtion of fluid?

In theory it works: As a vasodilator. By increasing peripheral venous blood volume, there is less venous blood returning back to the pulmonary circulation and thereby decrease the formation of pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Is fluid on or around the brain hydrocephalus?

Is fluid on or around the brain hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain. So, to answer your question - fluid is normal --- excess CSF fluid would be hydrocephalus. Now from trauma, stroke, aneurysm you can get blood (a fluid) pooling in parts of the brain and that would NOT be hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Why is cerebrospinal fluid circulated throughout the body?

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Why is cerebrospinal fluid circulated throughout the body?

CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the brain & spinal cord. ...Read more

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How can decreased cardiac output be caused by either increased fluid volume and decreased fluid volume?

How can decreased cardiac output be caused by either increased fluid volume and decreased fluid volume?

Cardiac output: When systolic dysfunction is present, volume overloading can result in decreased stroke volume and cardiac output. In any cardiac status, decreased intravascular volume will result in decreased cardiac output. ...Read more

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What disorder(s) can cause fluid retention that leads to hyponatremia?

Fluid retention: There are many causes for fluid retention. Have your doctor refer you to a Nephrologist. ...Read more

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How does ADH (vasopressin) stimulate water reabsorption in the kidney?

How does ADH (vasopressin) stimulate water reabsorption in the kidney?

Distal channels: Anti diuretic hormone promotes water absorption in the distal kidney by opening channels there. It requires an adequate hyper tonicityof the medulla which can be impaired by loop diuretic use. ...Read more

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Can low sodium intake (<1500mg/day) lead to fluid retention?

Can low sodium intake (<1500mg/day) lead to fluid retention?

No, not low sodium.: High (not low) sodium intake will lead to fluid retention. If you are retaining fluid and following a low salt diet, there may be other causes that need to be investigated, such as kidney, heart, liver, thyroid health. Malnutrition can also lead to fluid retention as can blood clots or leaky veins. Check with your doctor who can examine you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How does meconium stain amniotic fluid causes amniotic fluid embolism?

How does meconium stain amniotic fluid causes amniotic fluid embolism?

It does not!: Meconium passage in utero is common and generally without consequence provided there is no fetal distress. Amniotic fluid embolism is a very rare but almost always lethal maternal complication of late pregnancy. The two conditions are unrelated. ...Read more

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Can carilege and synovial fluid regenerate?

Can carilege and synovial fluid regenerate?

Once damaged no: Cartilage once damaged , exposed raw , on articular surface of joint will not regenerate ( wide destruction of it the reason for joint replacement as it causes severe osteo -arthritis ) , synovial fluid the lubricant of joints , its secretion will diminish with disease process.-. ...Read more

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How dangerous is excessive fluid retention and abdominal swelling?

How dangerous is excessive fluid retention and abdominal swelling?

It can be: Excessive fluid retention can be the result of a benign process such the result of a diet resulting in a lot of gasseous abdominal distention or fluid retention due to excessive salt. However, it can also be due to serious medical conditions that effect fluid balance such as heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure. Although rare in this country, severe protein calorie malnutrition is a caus. ...Read more

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Can ears drain spinal fluid?

Can ears drain spinal fluid?

Yes: A base-of-the-skull fracture can infamously cause a runny ear. That it is spinal fluid can be confirmed by any clever physician who thinks to test it for glucose. ...Read more