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My friend suffers from kidney disease & face has swollen tremendously due to her meds, I believe. Is there anything she can take to reduce swelling?

My friend suffers from kidney disease & face has swollen tremendously due to her meds, I believe. Is there anything she can take to reduce swelling?

Nephrologist: Your firiend must see a nephrologist to figure out the reason for swelling of the face. It could be due to meds or kidney problem. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Legs have been swollen for two weeks I have dibeates and hypertension I was recently dignoised with chronic kidney failure. For the past two weeks my legs and ankles have been swollen really bad, after I soak them or get up from laying down they burn but

Legs have been swollen for two weeks I have dibeates and hypertension I was recently dignoised with chronic kidney failure. For the past two weeks my legs and ankles have been swollen really bad, after I soak them or get up from laying down they burn but

Needs evaluation: With kidney failure, one retains salt and water that can cause leg swelling.If you are leaking too much protein in the urine, that also contributes to it. Certain medications can cause leg swelling eg some BP meds, pain killers etc. Talk to your kidney doctor. ...Read more

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89 y/o dad, went in hosp w/con. Heart, acute kidney failure, very swollen with water, docs say valve is clogged, want to put stent, is this safe in his cond?

89 y/o dad, went in hosp w/con. Heart, acute kidney failure, very swollen with water, docs say valve is clogged, want to put stent, is this safe in his cond?

Very aggressive rx: Your father has a very sick heart and very sick kidneys. You are presenting a perfect example of the American medical system run amok. Consider carefully what you will be doing to him in his final days. Read Atul Gwande's book "Being Mortal" and think before you act. It is never an easy decision but that is life. ...Read more

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89 y/o dad, went in hosp w/con. Heart, acute kidney failure, very swollen with water, docs say his valve is calcified, talking Open Heart surg, thoughts?

89 y/o dad, went in hosp w/con. Heart, acute kidney failure, very swollen with water, docs say his valve is calcified, talking Open Heart surg, thoughts?

Difficult choice.: That's a tough choice to make. Fixing the valve may theoretically help some of this, in the longer term, but would he even survive such a harrowing operation? Could this be treated medically, or do the doctors think that trying to treat this without surgery is futile? And would he want such medical aggression, or would he want to be more conservative? Points to ponder. Best wishes!! ...Read more

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How come when felt sick went to doctors and all said it was in all in the head, not until went to hospital with kidney failure, was I believed?

How come when felt sick went to doctors and all said it was in all in the head, not until went to hospital with kidney failure, was I believed?

Family practice: I hope you are doing better. To answer your question I thought how I would feel if I rushed through an exam an missed the diagnosis. It would be horrible and no excuse for it. Physicians need to listen be compassionate and give proper treatment. If they are unable to get the answer seek help. Never say its all in your head. I am glad you finally received help. ...Read more

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Can renal failure cause swollen face?

Can renal failure cause swollen face?

Yes: When kidneys lose function you cannot eliminate salt and water. As it accumulates in the body it causes swelling in the face, belly and other areas. ...Read more

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What's the worst that can happen with a toothache and swollen face?

What's the worst that can happen with a toothache and swollen face?

Death: Unchecked infection in the upper jaw can spread through pathways to the brain! Lower jaw infections can spread to the heart the same way!
Unless drainage was established and elimination of the source of infections, people died from these ailments. During Medieval time they used primitive means to extract offending teeth. Cavemen knocked out teeth with rocks!
Fortunately you can see you dentist to ...Read more

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Swollen face hard to breath female 51

Swollen face hard to breath female 51

CALL: Call 911 now! You may be having an allergic reaction and there could be swelling of your airway making it hard to breath. Please call 911. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel that my breasts are like a swollen face, is this dangerous?!

Sometimes I feel that my breasts are like a swollen face, is this dangerous?!

I'm sorry: But I don't understand your question. I'm not sure how a breast would be like a swollen face. Best discuss w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Varies: There are a lot of potential causes, but I would definitely be checked as soon as possible. An abcess would be a potential cause and is potentially dangerous. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What are the remedies for swollen face and eyes. Thank you.

Need more info: Not enough information. Please restate your question and give more info on the problem and symptoms. ...Read more

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I wake up with a stuffy nose and swollen face everyday. Why?

I wake up with a stuffy nose and swollen face everyday. Why?

Do you suffer: From allergies? If this is a chronic issue -recommend medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen face and fever after dentist work what can be the problem?

Swollen face and fever after dentist work what can be the problem?

Possible infection: Both swelling and fever are classic indications of an infection. However, since we have little information to go on as to what treatment you had and for what, we can't know for sure. The swelling could be from the injection and the fever could be unrelated to your dental treatment. However, since it might be an infection, you need to see your dentist asap for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I wake up with a stuffy nose and swollen face every single day. Help please?

I wake up with a stuffy nose and swollen face every single day. Help please?

Probably not sinuses: Sinusitis rarely causes a swollen face. The combination of facial swelling and nasal congestion is fairly typical of allergy. I would definitely consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Woke up to a swollen face and small red splotches all over. Is this hives? What do I do?

Woke up to a swollen face and small red splotches all over. Is this hives? What do I do?

Skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be seen to get proper diagnosis. Based on your description when it occurs over night with swollen face, it can be hives. Otc antihistamines work for hives. See a doctor if it does not go away or if you have difficulty breathing or abdominal pain. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


Dr. Gary Pess
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Swollen Face (Definition)

= facial distention due to fluid build up. This may be due to trauma, life-threatening allergic reactions, ...Read more