Doctor insights on:
Pitting Vs Non Pitting Oedema
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
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?
Over the last six months I have been tachycardic at rest and now have bilateral pitting oedema in my lower legs - what does this mean?
Points to heart dysf: The 2 signs - tachycardia & edema - point to heart failure, but there are 3 causes of edema, & low blood volume can lead to resting tachycardia independent of cause (so 2 signs unrelated). The 3 causes are (1) cardiac, (2) liver cirrhosis, & (3) nephropathy - kidney leaking protein / albumin. Ask your primary doctor about your symptoms & history. Or use HealthTap Prime to help get to a diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Tx Cause: Depends on ethiology. If morbidly obese need to undo morbid obesity. If secondary to congestive heart failure, treat correct failure. If due to venous drainage inssuficiency in leg, anti embolic stockings. Leg elevation higher than right atrium for several hours will diminish leg swelling. Need venous reflux study. If valve on common femoral vein incompetent, axillary valve vein autotransplant ...Read more
Here are 2 scales below:
1+ barely detectable impression when finger is pressed into skin.
2+ slight indentation.
15 seconds to rebound
3+ deeper indentation.
30 seconds to rebound.
4+ >30 seconds to rebound.
1+ 2mm depression, barely detectable.
2+ 4mm deep pit.
A few seconds to rebound.
3+ 6mm deep pit.
10-12 seconds to rebound.
4+ 8mm: very deep >20sec. ...Read more
Swelling: It means that you have increased swelling in your legs throughout the day. This can happen if you stand on your feet for long hours. Gravity pulls fluid down. Simply taking a break and sitting with your legs elevated can help issues. However, sometimes it can be caused by several other medical conditions so if you have more concerns I would recommend you follow up with a consult. ...Read more
Different Issues but: No evidence massage promotes health; though may be distracting from other issues. Pitting edema is a result of excess body water due to: CHF, liver or kidney failure/insufficiency, DVT or (rarely) water intoxication due to extremely high intake volumes (eg. >20-30 Liters/day). Obtain assistance worthy of your trust & clear the reasons for the pitting edema else worse outcomes are likely soon. ...Read more
Edema: Dependent edema is edema that's distributing according to forces of gravity. If you are standing dependent edema will be in your legs, however if you are in the bed it can be in the sacrum and back. On the other hand pitting edema is the one where if you press on it with your finger you will leave a mark. However this is all semantics and both dependent and pitting edema are signs of volume overlo. ...Read more
A lot of diseases.:
Generally, we think of systemic diseases (heart failure, cirrhoss) causing bilateral edema. Those are less likely if it is confined to one leg. Conditions that cause it:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot)
- Chronic Venous insufficiency
- lymphedema (from surgery or trauma)- edema more often nonpitting
there are many more, which is why you must see your doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more
It can come from many causes, including heart faikure, liver disease, kidney disease, excessive salt intake and fluid retension. It can also come from lacal condition involving just the affected extremitiy, like varicose veins and thrombophlebitis.
You should see your doctor and have him check you. ...Read more
I have had pitting bipedal edema for almost 20 years (i'm 29) and can't find a doctor that will do anything about it. It's not painful. Suggestions?
I am 29 yrs old. I am having non pitting edema in both the legs. Can it be cured. What medication should I take?
Depends on the cause: There can be many different causes of edema, from congestive heart failure to liver failure to obstruction from a tumor to leaky valves in the veins of the legs. Thus, the cure, if there is one, depends on the underlying cause. So does the treatment. See your primary care provider to discuss why you have the edema and what can be done about it. ...Read more
My aunt is 45years old has left leg non pitting edema due to much walking (relatively) what is the diagnosis &ttt?
I do not know: Your aunt would need a clinical exam to truly diagnose her, and HealthTap is not intended to give diagnosis over the computer, but to provide information and help in health matters. Best wishes. ...Read more
2 years agoa day after right mastectomy I felt non pitting edema 3-4 inches below the surgery incision. It is progressive and all over the body. Why?
I have bilateral non pitting edema that lasts for about 14 days This repeats every 8 weeks Also extreme pain and exhaustion PCP ran labs and normal?
No easy answer!: Your symptoms are certainly not normal. We don't know anything about your health history or how long you have been having these symptoms. Your doc does (glad you are getting evaluated!), and since initial testing was normal, then further testing is indicated. A referral to specialist may be a good idea. Talk to your doctor about the next best step for sorting out what's going on. Best wishes! ...Read more
Causes of one sided non pitting edema right foot and ankle, no known injury, no pain? No change for 10 days. Otherwise healthy. Thanks.
Be aware: This could be a sign of a blood clot - a so called deep vein thrombosis, although this type of swelling tends to be pitting. Nonpitting edema tends to be from lymphatic obstuction or from deposition of certain substances like you see with hypothyroidism (though this tends to be bilateral - on both sides). Nonetheless, you should get this looked at by a doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more
I have non-pitting edema in both legs, worse in left. I take 40mg Lasix (furosemide) & potassim plue elevating legs. Now very painful with blisters. What is this?
More likely answer: Gotta disagree with doctor. Unless your hands, and other areas are also swollen, the likely diagnosis is from venous disease. This iswhen the veins in your legs do not bring the blood back up due to obesity, pregnancies, trauma or family history of same. You need to find a wound care specialist who works at least 3 full days in the wound center (no dabblers) to get a diagnosis and correct tx. ...Read more
Chf diabetic hyponatraemia obesity geriatric with back and both lower limb weakness vitals r normalsevere generalized lower limb edema non pitting?
I am experiencing pitting edema ankles >calves & leg stiffness after sitting. Frequent urination worse at night, Stinging eyes post menopausal. Non smoker 27yrs?
Painful non-pitting edema for 2mos: feet, legs, abdomen. Gained 40lbs in same 2mos. CT/blood neg. Started suboxone. Similar swelling after Opana OD.
Probably drug react: Appears drug reaction or side effect. Why you need such powerful pain relievers? We propose you to find the cause of pain. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested you can make an appointment for a consult ...Read more
Why do you have it?: Is it unilateral or bilateral. Is it something that worsens during the day. Do you have a heart or kidney ailment. I need more info to help you. Can be bad veins and many other things. ...Read more