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Can pitting edema of the lower extremities be caused by CHF also having respiratory difficulty?

Can pitting edema of the lower extremities be caused by CHF also having respiratory difficulty?

Time to see doctor: Heart failure does lead to edema in the legs. A person with difficulty breathing needs to see his doctor right away, or be seen in the E.R. Right away. Other problems can be occurring at the same time that there is heart failure, such as fluid in the lungs, pneumonia, heart attack, etc.... ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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I have pitting edema in my lower extremities. I hold for 5 seconds, it takes more than twice as long for it to return to normal. Should i worry?

I have pitting edema in my lower extremities. I hold for 5 seconds, it takes more than twice as long for it to return to normal. Should i worry?

need evaluation: That does not sound normal, especially for a 31 eyar-old. I am concerned that you have had high bp. This could be a serious problem and you should be evaluated by an internist very soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pitting edema + 2 to bilateral lower extremities. High LDL of 433 and i tend to have more swelling in my right leg. Could it be a clot?

I have pitting edema + 2 to bilateral lower extremities.  High LDL of 433 and i tend to have more swelling in my right leg. Could it be a clot?

It might lead to one: This appears to be a result of congestive heart failure/ fluid retention. This is usually in people in their sixth decade of life (50-60). However you've a high LDL and so there is likely an increased risk of heart disease. The edema is not a sign of a clot by itself, but the pressure on the vessels of your legs can cause one by venous stasis, etc.. Please see your doctor soon for therapy. ...Read more

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I have +5 pitting edema in the lower extremities bilaterally. I also have shortness of breath when supine. Is this congestive heart failure?

I have +5 pitting edema in the lower extremities bilaterally. I also have shortness of breath when supine. Is this congestive heart failure?

Pitting Edema and: shortness of breath when laying supine certainly are suspicious of CHF. It is time for you to SEE a doctor, who can conduct a hands-on exam, get the appropriate studies and get you started on appropriate medications if needed. Don't wait. The longer you wait the more likely of permanent sequelae will develop. ...Read more

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I've had pitting edema to ble 4 4 months. It is now worse on the left. It does not decrease with legs elevated. Y? Im 28 y.O. Female.

Edema is caused by: Excess fluid in the extra cellular space. There are many many causes, too numerous to mention here, from heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, endocrine problems, vein obstruction to cancer, parasites, manutrition. These conditions could be life-threatening, so you must see a doctor now. ...Read more

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Severe bone pain but the worst is in legs also have a lot of pitting edema in lower legs. Feel like im goin to lose my mind from the pain.

Severe bone pain but the worst is in legs also have a lot of pitting edema in lower legs. Feel like im goin to lose my mind from the pain.

Eval: It is very important to have this evaluated. Bilateral pitting edema means that this is more than a musculoskeletal issue. Your physician will need to determine the cause of your symptoms in order to develop an appropriate treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Can risperdal cause pitting edema in lower legs ankles and feet?

Can risperdal cause pitting edema in lower legs ankles and feet?

Edema has been: Reported with use of ripserdal. Please let your prescribing provider know promptly about your edema. ...Read more

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I have purpura and pitting edema on my lower legs. Had physical, doc says I'm healthy. High alkaline level. What can this be?

I have purpura and pitting edema on my lower legs. Had physical, doc says I'm healthy. High alkaline level. What can this be?

Abnormal: These are abnormal findings and could be due to vasculitis or significant venous insufficiency. I feel you need further evaluation and explanation of your symptoms and signs. Discuss this with your physician. ...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


Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more