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What is the definition of mucosal edema?

What is the definition of mucosal edema?

Mucosal edema: Mucosal edema = swelling or buildup of fluid in the layer of tissue that lines the inside of the body. (like stomach, larynx etc). ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Antrun mucosal edema noted in prepyloric antrun/caecum edematous mucosa was noted around apendix mean?pain like appendicitis,admitted to ER 4-5 times

Antrun mucosal edema noted in prepyloric antrun/caecum edematous mucosa was noted around apendix mean?pain like appendicitis,admitted to ER 4-5 times

See a gi specialist: sounds like you have something more complex than an appendix infection. I would strongly recommend a careful diet and consulting with a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What is mucosal edema of right maxillary sinus and mucous retention cyst?

What is mucosal edema of right maxillary sinus and mucous retention cyst?

Mucous membrane: Often this is from an allergic reaction. If the thickening is significant, one needs to consider an infection in the sinuses. Do note that pregnancy itself can cause nasal congestion (especially if you have never had nasal symptoms prior to your pregnancy). ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

It depends on Sympto: You need to give us details about your medical history. Why was this Barium study done? what are your symptoms in the abdomen, if any?. These details are helpful to arrive at a solution and guide us further testing and in interpretation of tests. ...Read more

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Woke up with under tounge swelling and neck swelling. er did at ct. Generalized mild or moderate mucosal thickening of the oropharynx. meaning?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have brain lesions, pulm.Hypt.Valve regurg., joint/muscle pain, mucosal/tonsil swelling tests normal.Help?

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

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How is edema measured?

How is edema measured?

Edema: The only accurate way to measuse edema is by using a tape measure. Swelling in the legs can be measured in this way however, facial swelling could not. Daily body weight is often used as a crude way to monitor edema that cannot be measured accurately. ...Read more

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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