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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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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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How do you know if you have fluid retention in your leg?

How do you know if you have fluid retention in your leg?

Fluid retention: Fluid retention causes swelling that increases with gravitation (eg leg swelling after standing for long period of time). It is symmetric and dimples when pressed upon. Also, weight will fluctuate rapidly when caused by fluid retention. Notably, there are many other causes for leg swelling, and if occurring in one leg only, then likely not fluid. ...Read more

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Premenstrual syndrome. What are the physical manifestations. Is bloating in abdomen and fluid retention in body one of it?

It can be: Please see your gyn, your gyn can get you on meds to help with your symptomes and to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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I've been elevating my legs overnight due to fluid retention when I wake in the morning the swelling has gone but now they've swelled up again!

I've been elevating my legs overnight due to fluid retention when I wake in the morning the swelling has gone but now they've swelled up again!

Fluid retention: When you lie down and elevate your legs, the edema fluid leaves your legs and goes into your blood and you have increased urination at night. That's why your legs are less swollen in the am. During the day, water goes to the most dependent part of your body, your legs. At 29, you are not expected to have edema. See a cardiologist or a neprhologist to find out why you do. Good luck. ...Read more

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58 y male being treated for hf stage 3 post mi 2013. Have all usual symptoms except no leg swelling. Is it poss to have hf but no fluid retention?

58 y male being treated for hf stage 3 post mi 2013. Have all usual symptoms except no leg swelling. Is it poss to have hf but no fluid retention?

Here are some. ..: Known to most, every life event including illness is always a process of lifelong making and, as well, displays itself as a process of full spectrum; so, does hf and yours is expected as you have been experiencing. Besides, it would be helpful to realize life is a process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, and continuation. ...Read more

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Could chronic venous insufficiency (fluid retention in lower legs) be reversed?

Could chronic venous insufficiency (fluid retention in lower legs) be reversed?

CVI treatable.: Chronic venous insufficiency is due to malfunctioning of valves in the superficial, deep or both venous systems. Although not reversible, it is treatable. The superficial valves, if leaking, can be closed via laser. The deep valves are treated symptomatically with elevation, compression hose, possibly lymphedema massage and compression pumps. The goal is to prevent worsening of the cvi ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse chronic venous insufficiency (fluid retention in lower legs)?

Is it possible to reverse chronic venous insufficiency (fluid retention in lower legs)?

Yes: But as dr. Hertszman said, the first step is to see a vein specialist who can do an ultrasound evaluation of your legs and confirm that you do indeed have chronic venous insufficiency. If you do, then a treatment plan can be put together, as dr. Hertzman outlined. ...Read more

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Can chronic venous insufficiency (fluid retention in lower legs) be reversed or it never reverses?

Can chronic venous insufficiency (fluid retention in lower legs) be reversed or it never reverses?

Venous stasis: Venous insufficiency can be controlled medically with compression and some simple preventive measures.

Venous insufficiency, if deemed severe enough due to complications (like ulcerations), can be treated with surgery.

Even with surgery, complete correction, from the pure sense of the word, is not the correct language. You would still have compression stockings recommended after the procedure. ...Read more

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Abnormal fluid retention and swelling in the legs with minimal response to diuretics, retention onset was rapid, could be because methadone maintenanc?

Abnormal fluid retention and swelling in the legs with minimal response to diuretics, retention onset was rapid, could be because methadone maintenanc?

Not likely: You should seek a full evaluation from your physician -- such swelling can be the result of cardiac, renal (kidney), liver, and/or vascular (blood vessel) problems, amongst other things. ...Read more

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I am having fluid retention (most noticeable in my legs but present everywhere). I work out and watch my salt intake, take lasex. What cld cause this?

I am having fluid retention (most noticeable in my legs but present everywhere). I work out and watch my salt intake, take lasex. What cld cause this?

Leg edema cause: If you have no kidney or cardiac disease and are not pregnant, the possible causes of your leg edema could be chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema of your legs, NSAID use, prolonged sitting or standing and thrombophlebitis (a blood clot in one of the veins of your leg) see your physician to see if one of these is causing your problem and to make sure your heart and kidneys are fine. ...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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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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What causes abdominal swelling other than fluid retention, gas and fat?

What causes abdominal swelling other than fluid retention, gas and fat?

Intestinal: Obstruction, urinary obstruction, abnormal organ enlargement, malignancy, to name a few. ...Read more

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About 4 years ago I had a knee injury (undiagnosed) and ever since I have had occasional fluid retention in the same area?

About 4 years ago I had a knee injury (undiagnosed) and ever since I have had occasional fluid retention in the same area?

Fluid=damage: Swelling within the knee joint is most often a sign of structural damage. Cartilage injury (both meniscus and articular cartilage) problems would be the most likely source of swelling. Patellar (kneecap) instability, tendonitis (if swelling outside the joint) and chronic ligament tearing are other possibilities. If I can be of help, then join my virtual practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Why do people with emphysema sometimes have problems with fluid retention and ankle swelling?

Why do people with emphysema sometimes have problems with fluid retention and ankle swelling?

Right heart strain: This is usually related to right heart strain from lung disease or from pulmonary hypertension (high pressure in the pulmonary vascular bed). Patients with advanced copd/emphysema develop increased pressure in their lungs which causes the right side of the heart to dilate/enlarge. This in turn causes fluid retention in the legs/ankles (known as edema). ...Read more

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I had a left oophorectomy 3 weeks ago. This week I am having sharp, stabbing LLQ pain, mid back pain and fluid retention in stomach and all extremeti?

Review with your GYN: These symptoms should be reviewed with the GYN who completed your surgery. This is always a possibility that this could be related to the surgery. If he/she isn't available. You should at least review this with your primary care doctor. ...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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Now have another herniated disk above fusion. I am experiencing back leg and knee pain numbness and tingling bladder and bowel retention?

Now have another herniated disk above fusion. I am experiencing back leg and knee pain numbness and tingling bladder and bowel retention?

Cauda Equina: Inability to urinate is an emergency. I would make sure you don't have what is called cauda equina syndrome. Unfortunately this requires surgery to correct. Ofetn times the nerves are just bruised abit and the signals aren't being sent quick enough, you may need an epidural steroid injection to relieve this irritation. Either way, I would see a pain/spine specialist to evaluate your options. ...Read more

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