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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?

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. 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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Is there a way to quickly get rid of bloating and fluid retention?

Is there a way to quickly get rid of bloating and fluid retention?

WRONG QUESTION: You really should focus on why there is bloating and fluidn retention. This is appropriate to take up with your dr. Read more

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Can antihistamines cause fluid retention or would that be more related to the allergy itself? Best ways to get rid of the excess fluid?

Can antihistamines cause fluid retention or would that be more related to the allergy itself? Best ways to get rid of the excess fluid?

Not usually: In some instances, antihistamines and inhibit bladder emptying with back up of urine and kidney dysfunction. This can be serious, but it is rare and generally only occurs in susceptible individuals. Otherwise, antihistamines generally don't cause fluid retention. If steroids have been used, they can cause it. Benadryl can also worsen cardiac or thyroid disease with an effect on fluid retention. Read more

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Aside from limiting sodium intake and drinking more water, is there anything else I can do to reduce/get rid of PMS-related fluid retention?

Aside from limiting sodium intake and drinking more water, is there anything else I can do to reduce/get rid of PMS-related fluid retention?

Some PMS options: Consider hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics & exercise. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, or Black Cohosh. 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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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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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 do I get rid of fluid in my leg?

See MD: Elevating your legs may help. I would however suggest seeing your md to evaluate the cause of the fluid. "fluid pills" like Lasix (furosemide) may help, but try to identify the cause before taking medication. Read more

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What causes fluid on your legs and what can you take to get rid of it?

What causes fluid on your legs and what can you take to get rid of it?

Many things: From heat, vein issues to systemic problems like kidney, heart or liver disease. If concerned see your doctor who can help figure out what the cause might be. Read more

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I have extra water retention in my fingers and feet I've had blood tests done and I'm healthy should I use fluid pills to get rid of the selling?

I have extra water retention in my fingers and feet I've had blood tests done and I'm healthy should I use fluid pills to get rid of the selling?

NO: Never a good idea to use a systemic drug for a local problem. You will dehydrate all your vital tissues and organs. You can damage your kidneys and cause abnormally now blood pressure. Fluid retention is a normal part of the menstrual cycle and resolves on its own. If you are overweight, that's another possible cause and should not be diuresed. Read more

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What is the best natural remedy to prevent fluid retention. I have ckd?

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