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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
Antrun mucosal edema noted in prepyloric antrun/caecum edematous mucosa was noted around apendix mean? Pain like appendicitis, admitted to ER 4-5 times
Barium xrays showd diffuse thickened appearance of the mucosal pattern of the jejunum and ileum raising suspicion of mucosal or submucosal edema. What does it mean and possible indications?
Woke up with under tounge swelling and neck swelling. Er did at ct. Generalized mild or moderate mucosal thickening of the oropharynx. Meaning?
It means: That there is swelling (mucosal thickening) of the area, as your symptoms suggest. It does not indicate the cause, which could be allergic or infectious/inflammatory. ...Read more
What disease would cause my gums to swell and be light in color as well as joint pain and fatigue, mucosal swelling and dry mouth?
Gums: This sounds like a rheumatological condition. Sjogren's syndrome is the most typical condition to affect oral mucosa. I'd see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Is mucosal and tonsil swelling on just one side of my mouth/throat as well as face/neck gland pain a common symptom of sjogrens?
See below: Unilateral involvement suggests mostly likely infection or worse case scenaro malignancy. Please see your primary for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have brain lesions, pulm. Hypt. Valve regurg., joint/muscle pain, mucosal/tonsil swelling tests normal. Help?
Very complicated: This is a whole lot of trouble. Regurgitation may explain pulmonary artery hypertension. Valve repair may be useful. Brain lesions are a different problem - you need a neurologist. Muscle pain may need rheumatologist. Upper airway edema may need allergologist. Make sure you have insurance. This is clearly complicated and docs are needed to fix it. ...Read more
Edema: Edema can be a symptom of heart, kidney and/or liver failure, among other causes. It is also a side effect of some medications. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/edema/basics/definition/con-20033037 & http://www. Webmd. Com/heart-disease/heart-failure/edema-overview for more info. ...Read more
One of many signs of heat injury can be swelling in tissues.
Often means one has been overheated to such a degree that the kidneys are overwhelmed and are unable to maintain a good salt balance. Avoid heat injury! ...Read more
Edema: It depends on what the edema is from and where it is. Swelling from trauma or injury can be helped by ice and wrapping with an ace-wrap. If it's your legs, then compression stockings can help. Those are just examples, but for your situation, you need to find out what's causing the edema in the first place! Best of luck. ...Read more
Not always: In most instances when a patient says legs are swollen they are often are referring to edema, which is the accumulation of fluid in the extremities. However other things besides edema can cause swelling such as infection involving a body part, blood clots in veins (phlebitis), a bruise to the head or face, etc. ...Read more
Elevation: Non-drug interventions for lower extremity edema are all about increasing flow of lymph fluid back to the heart. Elevating the limbs to, or above, the level of the heart will help. Also, compression with ACE wraps or compression stockings will help squeeze the fluid out of the tissue and also help stop it from accumulating. If you are having new or worsened swelling, please see your physician. ...Read more
Kwashiorkor: Kwashiorkor is a disease found in severely malnourished patients. It is due to a severe lack of protein. Lack of protein which binds fluid in the blood is then free to invade gravitationally into the tissue, particularly to the lower abdomen. Think of pictures of severely malnourished children in countries with famine: they commonly have severely protruding stomachs: lack of protein. ...Read more
It varies: If the edema is in the cornea, lens or retina it can severely affect the vision. Examples would be cornea edema after cataract or lasik surgery, lens edema due to osmotic shifts in aqueous fluid and glucose in a diabetic patient or retina edema following any eye surgery or in diabetic retinopathy. Hemorrhage is a minor inconvenience if it's on the outside of the eye but can affect vision inside. ...Read more
SIADH and no edema: The hyponatremia of SIADH is initially mediated by ADH-induced water retention.This ensuing volume expansion activates secondary natriuretic mechanisms, resulting in sodium and water loss. The net effect is that, with chronic SIADH, sodium loss is as or more prominent than water retention, so edema does not form. ...Read more
Many causes: Excluding renal problems, generalized edema can be caused by many conditions: congestive heart failure, liver failure[, although that usually spares the arms], lymphedema [lymphema may effect only one to all 4 limbs and the torso], hypothyroidism, and low protein states including protein malnutrition, and finally venous insufficiency. ...Read more
Not usually: Best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: Edema and bleeding at the back of the eye can alter the vision from a minor to a major degree depending upon the location. If close to central vision (the macula) it can be substantial. If the bleeding fills the back of the eye it also is substantial. Any bleeding or edema at the back of the eye needs evaluation and treatment as soon as possible by your ophthalmolgist. ...Read more
Protein vs calories: In Kwash, there is significant deficiency in protein intake which in turn leads to drop in the oncotic pressure inside the blood vessels, causing leakage of fluids to the third spaces hence the edema. In merasmus, there is calorie deficit in general but still enough protein intake to maintain normal oncotic pressure. ...Read more
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