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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
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
No definite cure: Most lymphedema does not have cure. Supportive therapy with compression stockings or use of compression pump at night are some measures. Lymphedema can be congenital and primary vs secondary acquiring it from trauma, infection, or radiation therapy.Some congenital lymphedema presents in preadolescents and adolescents due to hypoplastic lymphatics. More severe edema aplastic lymphatics. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my husband just had 2 oedema of quinke in the last 2 month, so his taking cortisone, I don't understand what is the cause of it?
Edema of Quinke: Means he is having a severe allergy to something. Most likely an ACE inhibitor if taking one. Name may end in. ..pril. Especially if coughing. ...Read more
Depends on cause: I am assuming Avastin (bevacizumab) is being asked about. It is used to treat many causes of macular edema, including from diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions (central and brach vein). Macular edema from inflammation does not respond (well) to Avastin (bevacizumab). Avastin (bevacizumab) is used most commonly for the treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Injury to the bone: This refers to changes below the surface of the articular. Surface coating of one of the major bones in the ankle. Thelocation of the injury is towards the middle and back side of the ankle. This is uaually the result of some injury, over use, or degenerative changes in the joint. Usually will heal with time and treatment. ...Read more
Healthy boy 14 yrs with unpredicted sudden venous stasis over whole body; no oedema of other alarm signs, spontaneous recurrence to normal. Cause?
Pulm edema: Pulmonary edema is when the air sacks and tissue of the lungs fill with fluid. This has many causes but number 1 cause is heart failure, when the heart is unable to pump the blood effectively and the fluid backs up into the lungs. This can occur with sudden high blood pressure, a heart attack or if someone becomes overloaded and is retaining a lot of fluid from poor diet, or excess salt intake. ...Read more
Get treated: That is a fairly common combination. Intermediate uveitis is an inflammatory condition, and can cause macualr edema as a secondary problem. When there is macular edema, esp. With vision loss, then intermediate uveitis should definitely be treated until it quiets down. The macular edema may or may not resolve after treating the primary condition, and may require additional treatments. ...Read more
Why is proteinuria (if BP and oedema apparently well controlled) an issue for cardiovascular health?
It's not: It's an issue for renal health (your kidneys). ...Read more
How will they correct an oedema in the disc space following a discectomy and how do they take a biopsy of it?
Observation: Most "edema" in a disc space after a discectomy are part of normal MRI post-operative findings, and correction is not necessary. Sometimes with clinical findings, a biopsy may be needed to determine infection/inflammation. Usually that is done with a biopsy, often with a needle with ct scanning. The findings may also be associated with a spinal instability, which may need stabilization. ...Read more
I'm 23 year old. Post CS since 9 days. Now I have bilateral lower limp pitting oedema since 4 days. The level is below the knee. What's the cause?
Relative's leg GT sprained 5 yrs bck curently swollen n turned black, report state-soft tissue oedema. Advice 2 keep leg alight bt of no use, please help?
Post surgical change: This could be just normal post surgical changes or it could be a sign of an early post op infection. The real question for me is why are you getting a MRI so soon after surgery. This test in the early post op period is not as reliable as when done after 3 months post op when all the changes occuring with the healing process have essentially ceased which can otherwise confuse the interpretation ...Read more
Why would a doctor advise against giving I.V fluid to patient who has polmonary oedema.... would this be dangerous to do?
I have patella tendinopathy, bursitis, hoffa fat pad oedema I've been treating with glycerine trinitrate, essentric exercises pain is worse after 3 week?
Injection: A steroid injection into the prepatellar bursa and/or fat pad could calm your symptoms and allow rehab to be more effective. I never inject the tendon itself with a steroid, due to the risk of tendon rupture. Platelet-rich plasma injections may be effective for subacute or chronic patellar tenon problems. ...Read more
Yes: There are massage and wrapping techniques done as well as ankle pumps and fitting for compression devices, active (pumps) or passive (compression hose) of course if you have a weak heart this could put you heart into overload making things worse instead of better, therefor a good medical evaluation first is paramount. ...Read more
Injury: When a bone is bruised it swells much like skin. Some also associate this with micrfractures. In any event it takes time to heal. ...Read more
Hi, What is the meaning of - Heart sounds normal, chest clear and no peripheral oedema. Many thanks.
It means that on: Physical examination it would appear that your heart and lungs are functioning normally. ...Read more
I have been in increasing pain after my discectomy so 2wks later an MRI scan shows an oedema in the disc space should I be worried?
Yes, all of the above are possible but there could be any number of problems found by your doctor.
Please make an appointment with your primary doctor. If that does not work out well enough for you - unlikely - ask your friends who they might recommend as another doctor they like.
If you can, let me know what develops. ...Read more