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What is oedema?

What is oedema?

Fluid collection: Oedema (edema) is collection of fluids leading to swelling. Pulmonary oedma is fluid in the lungs. Causing shortness of breath. Pedal (foot) edema is commonly seen in fluid overload states such as heart, kidney or liver failure. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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What are some causes of oedema?

What are some causes of oedema?

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

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What is the best medication for oedema?

What is the best medication for oedema?

Find: Tthe cause of the edema and if necessary use medication. ...Read more

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Is it possible there is a cure for limp oedema?

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

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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

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Would atavatin injections reverse macular oedema?

Would atavatin injections reverse macular oedema?

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

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What is subchondrial marrow oedema of the posteriomedial talar dome?

What is subchondrial marrow oedema of the posteriomedial talar dome?

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

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When do pulmonary oedema occurs?

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

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Causes of pitting bilateral pedal oedema?

Causes of pitting bilateral pedal oedema?

Pitting edema: Bilateral can either be caused by systemic disease or localized causes. Systemically cardiac, liver or kidneys problems can cause edema. Locally. Tight clothing, thrombophlebitis or varicose veins can cause edema. ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples of situation were pulmonary oedema occurs?

Pulmonary edema: Pulmonary edema examples include cardiac causes from a bad heart. Or related to non cardiac causes; trauma, infections, medications, brain injury, inhalation injuries or other. Of these, the most common are typically heart failure related. ...Read more

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How does high sodium intake result in oedema?

Salt edema: 41 F from Tx asks: How does high sodium intake result in oedema? When you retain salt you retain water. Salt + water retained = edema. I recommend
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I was diagnosed with intermediate uveitis and macular oedema - any suggestions?

I was diagnosed with intermediate uveitis and macular oedema - any suggestions?

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

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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

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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?

Get Checked!: Leg edema can be a sign of Deep Venous Thrombosis. Without a thorough examination it is difficult to say about your condition. I suggest you see your Physician and ask specifically about "Blood Clots"! If you have any shortness of breath go immediately to the ER. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Chronic swelling: Your relative might have done more damage with the sprain than originally thought. I would recommend evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Magnesium sulphate can cause pulmonary oedema?

Magnesium sulphate can cause pulmonary oedema?

Sometimes: Magnesium, when used in therapeutic doses to replete levels, or in those with asthma exacerbations, do not cause pulmonary edema. However, pulmonary edema has been reported in the obstetric literature when used at high doses to delay labor. Cause not known. ...Read more

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I have an oedema in the disc space seen on MRI 2 weeks after a discectomy, what could this mean?

I have an oedema in the disc space seen on MRI 2 weeks after a discectomy, what could this mean?

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

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Why would a doctor advise against giving I.V fluid to patient who has polmonary oedema.... would this be dangerous to do?

Yes: pulmonary edema means lung full of fluid (kind of like wet sponge). If too much IV fluids given, it goes into lungs- and person can not breath then (like drowning in a way) ...Read more

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I have patella tendinopathy, bursitis, hoffa fat pad oedema I've been treating with glycerine trinitrate, essentric exercises pain is worse after 3 week?

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

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Is there physical therapy for pedal oedema?

Is there physical therapy for pedal oedema?

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

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What could be the cause of oedema (legs) in a post whipple operation patient?

What could be the cause of oedema (legs) in a post whipple operation patient?

Poor nutrition: Low blood protein levels can let fluid build up in tissues. Best to see surgeon or oncologist to make sure its nothing worse like blood clots. ...Read more

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In 2012 an MRI stated that my wrist showed Associated Bone Oedema. What does that mean?

In 2012 an MRI stated that my wrist showed Associated Bone Oedema. What does that mean?

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

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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?

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?

Need to be evaluated: With increasing pain after discectomy you should be evaluated for a possible post operative infection. You have had the MRI completed and need to have bloodwork completed including cbc, crp, and esr. ...Read more

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Is palpitations and oedema and anxiety a symptom of thyroid problems?

Is palpitations and oedema and anxiety a symptom of thyroid problems?

Thyroid: 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

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