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Lupus Fluid Retention Abdomen
What are the stages of Lupus? I have SLE and CNS. A lot of fluid retention lately and swelling. Actually the only thing good is my labs are all normal
Severity: Lupus has varying severity and manifestations. It can be active or inactive. We don't usually use the term "stages." What comes into question is the diagnosis of CNS lupus if your labs are truly normal. ANA lupus is rare given modern testing methods and with more severe lupus such as CNS lupus, one would expect positive dsDNA Ab and/or low C3, C4. Ask your doctor if that is your definite diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know if you have fluid retention in your stomach. I urinate a lot as i drink 4 16oz water a day. But was not sure? Are their any symptoms?
If fluids....: ....Can not exit your stomach, then nothing else can either. Food will be retained as well, and when you try to eat you'll vomit. ...Read more
Husband has very active hep c infection, inflamed liver, don't know anything else yet, could that be the cause of severe fluid retention in legs?
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?
Unlikely: Look for other much more common causes first, especially infectious causes. ...Read more
Dx'd w/ic as child. 20yrs later, have pelvic cramps, shooting vaginal& rectal pain, nerve shocks in abdomen.Ic symptoms too?Also have lupus & dysautonomia.
IC: Ic could refer to many conditions. Please spell it out so that a rheumatologist, urologist, gastroenterologist, etc. Can help answer the question. ...Read more