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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?

Fluid retention: Need more information. You have to know the cause of fluid retention. Is it liver, kidney, thyroid or heart? Fluid in leg, abdomen or allover? Usually in all cases the water pills or injections are given. You had ercp, biopsy &lap. Surgery. What is biopsy report and what was surgery for? Have fluid restriction. Please discuss with your doctor who knows your history well. Thanks. ...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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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

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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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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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How can I get rid of fluid on the knee?

How can I get rid of fluid on the knee?

Go to Dr.: Try elastic support either with knee elastic brace or wrapping with ace bandages, but most likely you need aspiration of the fluid with a needle/ syringe done by a rheumatologist, an orthopode (especially if the knee was operated) or a pcp (primary care physician)that feels comfortable doing it. Apply cold if recent injury, warm if chronic. Also r.I.C.E. (rest, immobilization, cold, elevation). ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of fluid in the knee besides taking ibuprofen?

What are ways to get rid of fluid in the knee besides taking ibuprofen?

Depends: Ibuprofen will not get rid of the fluid, just provide pain relief. If the fluid is in excess, your doctor can drain it with a needle. ...Read more

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How do I naturally get rid of fluid on the knee? There is no pain in the knee

How do I naturally get rid of fluid on the knee? There is no pain in the knee

Go see your doctor: But first, there's supposed to be fluid in your knee. Synovial fluid acts as a shock absorber of sorts so you really don't want to get rid of it. Second, why do you want to mess around w/your knee if it doesn't hurt? Better to leave well enough alone. Bottom line, go see your family doctor and explain in full detail what's going on and what's on your mind that concerns you about your knee. ...Read more

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What causes fluid on the knee? And how do I get rid of it?

What causes fluid on the knee? And how do I get rid of it?

Treat the cause: First see a doctor for evaluation and a diagnosis as to why the fluid is forming. A number of this can cause fluid to build up in the knee. In a young, active person often an injury within the knee joint is the culprit. The underlying cause must be treated for the fluid accumulation to resolve. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can get rid of achney without it costing me an arm or a leg of if at all anything p.S. It's not really terrable but it'snot perfect?

Is there any way I can get rid of achney without it costing me an arm or a leg of if at all anything p.S. It's not really terrable but it'snot perfect?

Acne: There are many treatments for acne--both topical and oral meds. Many are generic and not expensive. Your doctor will need to look at your complexion to see what is right for you. ...Read more

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I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

Ingrown hairs: Try to exfoliate and moisturize the skin with 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup olive oil. While in the shower. Shower, apply let stand 1-2 minutes rinse off. Build up of dead skin is a factor as is dry. Skin with thick hairs. F/u with dermatologist

see http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment? Page=2 ...Read more

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How can I get rid of leg fat?

How can I get rid of leg fat?

Rid fat, period: Leg fat, cellulite, what you eat rather than the "tried and true" (tt) lowering calorie intake while increasing energy expenditure - it is all the stuff of advertisers, charlatans and would be purveyors of quick fixes and health miracles. Short answer - loose weight bu means orftt. ...Read more