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What is periorbital edema?

What is periorbital edema?

Swelling : Edema means swelling. Periorbital means around the eyes. This it means swelling around the eyes. It can be caused by many conditions. As always i suggest you get an complete exam by an professional eye physician. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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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Is pitting edema serious?

Is pitting edema serious?

Yes: Putting edema is due to significant fluid retention and it is one of the common sign of congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Does CHF cause unilateral pitting edema?

Does CHF cause unilateral pitting edema?

Unilateral edema: CHF is systemic meaning symmetrical but if one limb has outflow obstruction it could be more edematous than the other. ...Read more

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Severe pedal oedema pitting, retro orbital swelling, ascitis , wbc 14500, platelets 800000. ?

Severe pedal oedema pitting, retro orbital swelling, ascitis , wbc 14500, platelets 800000.

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See doctor now: You have a serious medical issue which needs be treated ASAP. There is not an issue which can be addressed in this forum. ...Read more

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Treatment of pitting pedal edema?

Treatment of pitting pedal edema?

Edema: The treatment depends on the cause of the pitting edema. When caused by congestive heart failure it is certainly different from when it is caused by venous insufficiency or hepatic cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Ways to distinguish eyelid swelling from periorbital cellulitis?

Ways to distinguish eyelid swelling from periorbital cellulitis?

Warmth, pain: Periorbital cellulitis is one possible cause of eyelid swelling, among many. Generally, with infectious causes like periorbital cellulitis there will be excessive warmth of the affected skin, and some pain. A break in the integrity of the skin may be found too, such as a small cut or insect bite mark. If the infection spreads to the space behind the eye, eye movements and vision may be affected. ...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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Are edema and swelling synonymous?

Are edema and swelling synonymous?

Not always: In most instances when a patient says legs are swollen they are often are referring to edema, which is the accumulation of fluid in the extremities. However other things besides edema can cause swelling such as infection involving a body part, blood clots in veins(phlebitis), a bruise to the head or face, etc. ...Read more

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Is periorbital edema a sign of nephrotic syndrome?

Is periorbital edema a sign of nephrotic syndrome?

It can be: Periorbital edema can be one of the initial symptoms of nephrotic syndrome, but it is always accompanied by edema in other parts of the body (legs, chest, abdomen, etc). The diagnosis is made by checking the amount of proteins that are being excreted in the urine, as well as blood tests that measure the protein (albumin) levels. The exact cause should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Optic vein swelling?

Optic vein swelling?

Swelling: Not sure what you are asking. If the retinal veins are engaged or enlarged it may mean pending / partial central retinal vein occlusion. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between periorbital cellulitis and orbital cellulitis?

How can you distinguish between periorbital cellulitis and orbital cellulitis?

Different areas: Orbital cellulitis is infection of the tissues posterior to the orbital septum within the eye socket. Periorbital cellulitis is infection in the skin and soft tissues surrounding the eye the eyelids primarily and is anterior to the orbital septum. Orbital cellulitis can involve ocular muscles and orbtal fat limiting motion of the eye. Seek care as soon as possible for antibiotic treatment. ...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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Can blepharitis cause edema under the eye?

Can blepharitis cause edema under the eye?

Occasionally: If the blepharitis is chronic or severe or you are unusually sensitive, tissues surrounding the inflammation can leak fluid which is carried downwards in the deeper tissues to cause swelling lower in the lid. See your ophthalmologist for the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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Is pitting edema caused by hypothyroidism?

Is pitting edema caused by hypothyroidism?

Possible: There are man causes of pitting edema. Most associated with capillary leakage of some sort in the extremities. This is often associated with cardiac dysfunction. However, there are many causes. Hypothyroidism in severe form is one of these causes. However, for specific information consult your doctor for more details. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary edema curable?

Depends: Pulmonary edema is a symptom, not a disease or condition. It all depends on what is causing the pulmonary edema. If, for example, due to heart failure, it may be treatable. If due to metastatic lung cancer, it may not. ...Read more

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Is periorbital cellulitis contagious?

No: But make sure you are being treated as this can become a dangerous situation. ...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