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Can you tell me when to worry about mild edema?

Can you tell me when to worry about mild edema?

Leg edema cause: Your edema is worrisome when it is progressive and you have more swollen ankles and lower legs. You can tell how much weight you are gaining by weighing yourself at the same time in the morning with your bed clothes on. If you continue to gain weight daily, you need to see if you have renal or cardiac disease, among other causes. Not all of those are treated the same, so see a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Help please! I don't know when to worry about mild edema?

Help please! I don't know when to worry about mild edema?

You have to get: Checked out on this. A bit of edema mostly is just some trouble of blood getting back up from the feet (varicose veins, obesity, tight clothes, etc.).
BUT problems with the liver, kidney, lungs and/or heart can also cause it. ...Read more

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Can reflux cause mild edema of lungs?

Can reflux cause mild edema of lungs?

Reflux can hurt lung: I am not exactly sure what you mean by long edema but stomach juice that comes up and gets into the throat and spills into the lungs can cause significant damage. The damage certainly can cause swelling and edema of the lung tissue and can lead to pneumonia and pneumonitis. ...Read more

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If you had a chest x ray, everything seemed fine, mild edema noted? Is the mild edema normal?

If you had a chest x ray, everything seemed fine, mild edema noted? Is the mild edema normal?

Can be artifactual: Mild edema if a real finding is usually related to congestive heart failure or too much fluid overload. Sometimes lack of decent inspiration on chest xray can mimic edema. Your physician should correlate findings on xray with clinical findings and make decision whether finding is any import. A lot of chest xray interpretation is gray and not black and white. ...Read more

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My fingers will get very cold, then start to perspire. I have mild edema at times, but what can I do to stop the sweating?

My fingers will get very cold, then start to perspire. I have mild edema at times, but what can I do to stop the sweating?

Rule out neuropathy: Temperature changes may be a symptom of a type of nerve problem known as autonomic neuropathy. Consider seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can MRI scan detect mild edema from water intoxication after 12 days of having water intoxication. How much time take edema to be visible in MRI?

Can MRI scan detect mild edema from water intoxication after 12 days of having water intoxication. How much time take edema to be visible in MRI?

Depend...: Varies and depends upon the body size, nutrition status, duration and pace of water excess, etc. Remember it is important to interpret the clinical pictures not by the number alone but combined with common sense and wisdom to make a reasonable decision. If getting panic by a number or single symptom or unrelated symptoms, that is practicing medicine, but no-brainer reactionary. So, talk with doc. ...Read more

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Had mild edema on cheeks sometimes under the eyes and on cheekbones, but always on cheeks closest to my nose for 2 months. No illness or pain.?

Had mild edema on cheeks sometimes under the eyes and on cheekbones, but always on cheeks closest to my nose for 2 months. No illness or pain.?

Allergies: Mild swelling and some darkening under eyes and near nose is something called "allergic shiners" and is a tell tail sign of allergic rhinitis, also know as "hay fever " if there is runny nose and congestion that just about clinches the diagnosis. ...Read more

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If I had water intoxication from 12 days and did not take any treatment can MRI scan show mild edema or other hurts in the head. I have bad headach?

If I had water intoxication from 12 days and did not take any treatment can MRI scan show mild edema or other hurts in the head. I have bad headach?

MRI could show: Mild edema, although the ct may have picked this up as well if it was there. Any commentary on the ventricles with the ct? You said you did not have any treatment? Did you have heavy sodium diet afterwards? This could lead to overcorrection of sodium levels too quickly leading to irritation of specific nerves in your brain and may need to be checked. Discuss with your physician for needed followup. ...Read more

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If you have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots)....Can it cause shortness of breathe? Mild edema in lungs? Feeling off balance? Help!

If you have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots)....Can it cause shortness of breathe? Mild edema in lungs? Feeling off balance? Help!

Yes: When your heart starts beating fast, many people feel lightheaded and a feeling of panic. A good cardiologist can help you understand this and may tell you to drink alot of water and increase your salt intake. ...Read more

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Mild edema in fpb& odm, multiple subchondral cysts, some fluid in 1st dorsal compartment of wrist, Blood work normal, no fractures, Age 33 diagnosis?

Mild edema in fpb& odm, multiple subchondral cysts, some fluid in 1st dorsal compartment of wrist, Blood work normal, no fractures, Age 33 diagnosis?

Mild arthritis: Sounds like an MRI report. Interpreting mild findings like that is difficult. One must know the symptoms and physical exam findings. Please talk to the doctor who ordered the study (and presumably examined you). Subchondral cysts generally indicate osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis). ...Read more

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Hi I sliped and twisited my leg a momth ago mri on it 2 weeks later report said non displaced proxmil fibula fracture mild edema inajacent tibi pla?

Hi I sliped and twisited my leg a momth ago mri on it 2 weeks later report said non displaced proxmil fibula fracture mild edema inajacent tibi pla?

Fracture of Leg: It appears the area near the top of your shin is a fracture. The tibial plateau is the area at the top of the shin bone that the upper leg rests upon. The non displaced comment means the bone is intact and not seperated from itself. Hope this explanation helps. ...Read more

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Will mcp capsulitis, moderate bone marrow edema at 1st pisiform, mild edema at 1st metacarpal due to contusion/stress reaction, mild distension of 1st cmc joint capsule effect surgery on trigger thumb?

Will mcp capsulitis, moderate bone marrow edema at 1st pisiform, mild edema at 1st metacarpal due to contusion/stress reaction, mild distension of 1st cmc joint capsule effect surgery on trigger thumb?

Possibly: Suggest you talk these details over specifically with your surgeon doing the procedure. You have a right to a full, open, frank discussion without hurry. ...Read more

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Is massage contraindicated in mild pitting edema? (takes 5seconds to rebound)

Is massage contraindicated in mild pitting edema? (takes 5seconds to rebound)

Different Issues but: No evidence massage promotes health; though may be distracting from other issues. Pitting edema is a result of excess body water due to: CHF, liver or kidney failure/insufficiency, DVT or (rarely) water intoxication due to extremely high intake volumes (eg. >20-30 Liters/day). Obtain assistance worthy of your trust & clear the reasons for the pitting edema else worse outcomes are likely soon. ...Read more

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Dxd E. Danlos today, hyper mobile or mild classic, doc says leaning toward classic. Could it be causing mild generalized edema, worse@night? Lots r/o

Dxd E. Danlos today, hyper mobile or mild classic, doc says leaning toward classic. Could it be causing mild generalized edema, worse@night? Lots r/o

Mild edema: Is a lot more comon than Ehrler Danlos.
Certainly Ehrler=D is associated with SAGGING skin, but not edema. Mild varicose veins, obesity constictive clothes can all cause mild edema. Edema can also occur with serious disorders of liver/lung/kidney/heart; you would mostly know if you had these. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis in my AC joint with mild bone edema and am in a huge amount of pain, why won't my surgeon do anything about it?

I have osteoarthritis in my AC joint with mild bone edema and am in a huge amount of pain, why won't my surgeon do anything about it?

Frustrating: Sounds very frustrating. Although I cannot answer for your doctor, if the ac joint is truly the source of your pain, there are several treatments that all work well. The key is making sure that this is the source of your pain and not something else as many people will have arthritis in the ac joint on MRI but no pain. Perhaps a second opinion if you are not happy with your care? ...Read more

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I have at least 1+ blood in my urine for years. I developed proteinuria. Last test trace today it was 1+ no leuks or wbcs I also have mild priorbital edema with mild flank/back pain. -stones ideas?

I have at least 1+ blood in my urine for years. I developed proteinuria. Last test trace today it was 1+ no leuks or wbcs I also have mild priorbital edema with mild flank/back pain. -stones ideas?

A kidney biopsy: People with persistent hematuria require a kidney biopsy to reveal the underlying cause. Only with tissue can we offer you a definitive diagnosis. Your new proteinuria and periorbital edema is concerning for actual kidney damage and loss of enough proteinin your blood vessels causing edema. This is never normal but it is potentially treatable. Please schedule a visit with a nephrologist. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant w R mild pitting edema to dorsum and lateral ankle, no swelling above the ankle. Doppler was negative for DVT, I want a repeat doppler?

38 weeks pregnant w R mild pitting edema to dorsum and lateral ankle, no swelling above the ankle. Doppler was negative for DVT, I want a repeat doppler?

No need.: If you had a negative doppler for a DVT a repeat will not show any thing new. At your stage of pregnancy it is not uncommon to have swollen ankles. Sometimes it can be more one leg than the other, but usually symmetrical. If you develop pain in your calf in that leg you will need to get it checked out quickly as that can be a symptom for a possible DVT. ...Read more

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Mild lower lid edema even it disappears when I stretch my lid down. Started 3 days ago and still present with no pain or no change.

Allergy?: If sensitive skin is the issue, one thought is to avoid sunlight exposure, use hypoallergenic eye makeup, and consider careful use of sunblock products that are not zinc oxide, since they alone can bring on inflammation of the eyelids. Oral antihistamines (Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, Zyrtec) can reduce symptoms as adjuncts to topical therapy ...Read more

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What is loacalized mild inflammation with edema, erythema, and friability of the gastric atrum? Is this relatively curable?

What is loacalized mild inflammation with edema, erythema, and friability of the gastric atrum? Is this relatively curable?

Antral edema: This medical terminology to say the there is redness with some swelling and friable tissue in your stomach. This can be caused by gastritis because of multiple reasons. It depends what your symptoms are and why the endoscopy was done. If the cause is treated the condition will resolve. Discuss it with your GP. ...Read more

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In usg. Found mild glblader wall edema. Galbladr partially distended. No- (calculus, perecholecystic fluid, lump. Ascites)bile dct nrml. No pain. Lft nrml. Ok?

In usg. Found mild glblader wall edema. Galbladr partially distended. No- (calculus, perecholecystic fluid, lump. Ascites)bile dct nrml. No pain. Lft nrml. Ok?

Why: Was the ultrasound being performed if there is no pain and blood tests normal? Ultrasound findings can be of no clinical help if the findings have no bearing on what the person feels. These findings described can be non-specific and fairly normal if there is no symptoms. Ask your doctor who ordered the testing what these findings mean for you. ...Read more

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Middle aged men presnted with morning peri-orbital edema, puffy face, bilateral pitting leg edema, mild ascites. How approach this patient? I'm a med stu

Middle aged men presnted with morning peri-orbital edema, puffy face, bilateral pitting leg edema, mild ascites. How approach this patient? I'm a med stu

? Heart failure: He need to be admitted for evaluation and treatment, it could be heart failure or renal failure so he need EKG, echo cardiogram CXR, blood test (CBC, BUN, Creatinine, electrolyte) to find the cause for treatment. ...Read more

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Seizures in 13 days old boy baby. Mild diffuse cerebral edema seen in MRI scan. Diagnosis and suggestions pls.

Seizures in 13 days old boy baby. Mild diffuse cerebral edema seen in MRI scan. Diagnosis and suggestions pls.

Seizures: Seizures in 13 days old is relatively uncommon. Causes could be related to metabolic issues like hypocalcemia (low Ca), low blood sugar due to various reasons. The other reason could be infection, like group B strep or E. Coli. Then, other causes like metabolic diseases like MCAD. Also, structural abnormalities in the brain. The baby should have extensive work up including spinal tap, MRI of brain ...Read more

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Seizures in 13 days old boy baby. Blood glucose, Ca normal. Mild diffuse cerebral edema seen in MRI scan. Diagnosis and suggestions pls. ?

Seizures in 13 days old boy baby. Blood glucose, Ca normal. Mild diffuse cerebral edema seen in MRI scan. Diagnosis and suggestions pls. ?

Many possible: Conditions exist here. Your baby needs a thorough neurologic evaluation and testing for, among others, inborn errors of metabolism. Possibilities also include infection, trauma (shaking?) vascular anomalies. Diffuse cerebral edema is a non specific finding. ...Read more

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My MRI showed "clumping of the nerve roots" and" parpara spinal muscle edema and mild atrophy" what do these mean? Please help! : (

My MRI showed "clumping of the nerve roots" and" parpara spinal muscle edema and mild atrophy" what do these mean? Please help! : (

Previous surgery?: A condition called chronic arachnoiditis can cause clumping of the nerve roots. Previous surgery or nerve damage can cause the changes in the paraspinal muscles you describe. A neurosurgeon or orthopedic back surgeon can give you the best guidance. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more