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Doctor insights on: Pedal Edema In Pregnancy

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How can I help manage my pulmonary and pedal edema symptoms?

How can I help manage my pulmonary and pedal edema symptoms?

Elevate & compress: The best self treatment would be to elevate your feet (above your heart) when sitting & elevate the foot of the bed while sleeping. Also compression stockings should be applied every morning before getting out of bed. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How long does it take for swelling to go away after hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for pedal edema?

How long does it take for swelling to go away after hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for pedal edema?

Depends on cause: Dr. Lizarraga makes an extremely important point. There are certainly causes for pedal edema that diuretics (like hctz) won't help. Varicose veins with venous insufficiency and, especially, lymphedema are two of them. Because there are so many causes for foot and ankle swelling, finding out what the real cause is and then successfully treating it can sometimes be quite difficult. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for pedal edema?

Depends on cause: If related to venous insufficiency, compression stockings and elevation (keeping feet up). If due to volume overload, Lasix (furosemide) or other diuretic. If this is a new problem check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of bylateral pedal edema of +2?

What are the symtoms of bylateral pedal edema of +2?

2 + Edema: Patients with significant edema (e) have more in the afternoon if they are walking around. This causes them to get up after they go to bed to urinate and is caused by the e fluid going back into the circulation and excreted by the kidneys. Other symptoms are shoes that get tighter in the afternoon as the e fluid settles in the feet. See a doctor to find out why you have it and how you can treat it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pedal edema?

Swelling of the feet: Pedal edema is fluid collection or swelling of the feet. ...Read more

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Is pedal edema restult of salt sensitivity?

Is pedal edema restult of salt sensitivity?

Not Sensitivity: Pedal edema can be caused by many things. Some examples are: systemic conditions (one of the most well known is congestive heart failure), lymphedema, venous stasis, gravity when people stand for long periods, water retention from an increase in salt intake and many other causes. If this is affecting you, if is best to start with a visit to you primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause pooling of blood in are feet (pedal edema)?

What can cause pooling of blood in are feet (pedal edema)?

Many causes...: It can be medications, venous disease, diet, pregnancy, over activities, humidity, heart issues or gravity. Many other questions need to be asked and an evaluation needs to be done in order to get an appropriate answer. It may not be a foot condition at all. ...Read more

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What is it called when pedal edema gets so bad that its hard to walk?

What is it called when pedal edema gets so bad that its hard to walk?

Pedal edema: Edema is the objective finding of excess fluid (either intra or extra cellular) in tissue. This is unrelated to ability to walk. No matter how bad the edema in your feet gets it is still called pedal edema. However, if edema extends up to the level of the abdomen it is known as anasarca. ...Read more

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Difference of pedal edema or ankle swelling?

Difference of pedal edema or ankle swelling?

Local or general: Pedal edema is how doctors refer to swollen feet. Pregnant women often get pedal edema as their pregnancy progresses heart disease circulation problems etc.
Ankle get swelling because you have sprain ankle. ...Read more

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What is pedal edema? Why do people get it?

Swollen feet.: Pedal edema (swollen feet) has any number of causes: venous disease, obesity, lymph problems, liver disease, kidney disease, or heart disease. High blood pressure often goes hand in had with these conditions. Some medicines (calcium channel blockers, thiazolidinediones, eg) can cause swelling too. ...Read more

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If I get pedal edema will my soles get puffy too?

If I get pedal edema will my soles get puffy too?

Most likely not: The tissues in your soles usually dose not swell much comparing to the rest of the foot. ...Read more

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Can severe pedal edema be associated with smoking?

Can severe pedal edema be associated with smoking?

Ischemia: Smoking causes vasoconstriction of blood vessels and in general is bad for circulation. It can directly or indirectly cause all kinds of circulatory disturbance.
Usually, the main concern is ischemia or lack of blood flow though. ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does pedal edema mean in medical terms?

Can docs explain what does pedal edema mean in medical terms?

Swelling feet: Pedal edema simply means swelling in one or both feet. Depending upon one or both feet being involved changes the list of possible causes. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to remedy pedal edema by dehydrating ourselves?

Can it be possible to remedy pedal edema by dehydrating ourselves?

No: Sorry, doesn't work like that, also that is dangerous if you have underlying heart or circulatory problems ...Read more

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Pedal edema with pruritus resulting in vesicles on foot?

Pedal edema with pruritus resulting in vesicles on foot?

Dermatology: Sounds like you need to see a doctor to rule out infection, vascular insufficiency or fungal infection. A doctor can help diagnose and treat you accordingly. ...Read more

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Does bicycle exerciser help with pedal edema of legs & feet?

Does bicycle exerciser help with pedal edema of legs & feet?

Yes it does: Elevation of legs while at rest restricting salt from diet are some others. ...Read more

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What comes first pulmonary edema or pedal edema and why does it come first?

What comes first pulmonary edema or pedal edema and why does it come first?

It depends: Most heart failure is left heart failure, which is weakness, or inefficient pumping of the left ventricle. This causes back-up initially in the lungs, which will manifest itself as pulmonary congestion, or in more sever cases, pulmonary edema. The high pressure is then transmitted to the right heart, causing abdominal distinction and edema. Pure right heart failure exits, which causes edema. ...Read more

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Which dihydropyridine CCB is better for controlling Bp and has less side effects including pedal edema (amlodipine or lercanidipine) esp in ElderlyCkD?

Which dihydropyridine CCB is better for controlling Bp and has less side effects including pedal edema (amlodipine or lercanidipine) esp in ElderlyCkD?

Medications: Amlodipine tends to cause peripheral/pedal edema fairly regularly.
Lercanidipine has the same effect on BP as amlodipine and has been shown to have less pedal edema.
Both drugs are metabolized by the liver and should be okay for use in an elderly patient with CKD, Lercanidipine may even have protective kidney effects. ...Read more

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Is having pedal edema for a long time harmful? What type of medicines are there foredema caused by lever deasease

Is having pedal edema for a long time harmful? What type of medicines are there foredema caused by lever deasease

Yes: More importantly than the local tissues being stretched out from the swelling is the need to address the reason your swelling is so difficult to get down. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Right hip contusion, not bearing wt., tolerates rom, bilateral pedal edema, intermittent low grade fevers?

Right hip contusion, not bearing wt., tolerates rom, bilateral pedal edema, intermittent low grade fevers?

WU needed.: Xray start, MRI best. Local heat, crutches, nsaid, pt after proper exam. The steps of treatment are closely connected to date of injury. If no injury the game is different serious....... Gout, infection.....Follow with pmd. ...Read more

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Hand/pedal edema smoking crystal meth, will resolve after high pressures/vasoactivity are normalized when quit meth? No cardio/renal symptoms now.

Hand/pedal edema smoking crystal meth, will resolve after high pressures/vasoactivity are normalized when quit meth? No cardio/renal symptoms now.

Every choice we: Make can leave a footprint in our body and mind. The Good News is that we can reverse many of these. Please start by stopping smoking and see your doctor and tell him/her. Your doc will examine you and monitor you and hopefully you may return to good health. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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


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