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What is prepattelar and pretibial edema? Was part of my MRI knee findings. What causes this?

What is prepattelar and pretibial edema? Was part of my MRI knee findings. What causes this?

Common finding: It means there is some fluid in the tissues along the front of your knee. It can be caused be being on your knees a lot. Plumbers, carpet layers, house cleaners, etc. But I also see it not uncommonly as just an incidental finding and it doesn't necessarily mean much. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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 is pretibial edama and what does it mean?

What is pretibial edama and what does it mean?

? Hyperthyroid: Pre-tibial edema can be part of general edema due to heart failure, low protein etc. However, a special case of pre-tibial myxedema is seen in some patients with hyperactivity of thyroid gland. ...Read more

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What is the pathogenesis of pretibial myxoedema in graves' disease?

What is the pathogenesis of pretibial myxoedema in graves' disease?

Not known: It is most likely somehow related to the auto-immune etiology of the graves' disease, but the exact mechanism that causes it is not known. ...Read more

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Pretibial myxoedema - want to know if you can get it from taking Armour Thyroid?

Pretibial myxoedema - want to know if you can get it from taking Armour Thyroid?

No: Pretibial myxedema is a skin disorder associated with autoimmune thyroid disease (typically Graves disease). It occurs unrelated to thyroid hormone levels or medications such as Armour thyroid. ...Read more

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Any relief for inflammation from graves eye disease and pretibial myxedema, ? Can't wear shoes, feet swell. Eyes never comfortable.

Any relief for inflammation from graves eye disease and pretibial myxedema, ? Can't wear shoes, feet swell. Eyes never comfortable.

Eye & skin in GD: Orbitopathy (go) of graves' disease is made worse by smoking. Quitting smoking may help. 'cure' of gd with radioiodine may help reduce the 'stare' of go. Steroids are rarely helpful except in extreme cases. Eye surgery by experienced expert is best. Or just use eye dropsand lld taping if milder case. Pretibial myxedema is disfiguring but treatment of any sort helps very little-prevent trauma. ...Read more

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What cause generaluzed edema without renal problem?

What cause generaluzed edema without renal problem?

Many causes: Excluding renal problems, generalized edema can be caused by many conditions: congestive heart failure, liver failure[, although that usually spares the arms], lymphedema [lymphema may effect only one to all 4 limbs and the torso], hypothyroidism, and low protein states including protein malnutrition, and finally venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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Can having impacted bowels cause edema? What other problems can this cause? Thank you.

Can having impacted bowels cause edema? What other problems can this cause? Thank you.

Depends: Having constipation or being full of stool should not cause swelling unless the swelling is your belly. If you mean swelling in you arms and legs then there can be multiple reasons for why this is happening. Please see your doctor for more answers. Cheers. ...Read more

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I'm 47 and gained 100 lbs in a year, can weight cause severe edema and can edema make it hard to lose weight?

I'm 47 and gained 100 lbs in a year, can weight cause severe edema and can edema make it hard to lose weight?

Go to see doctors...: Gaining weight results from positive balance between intake and output of water and energy by multiple reasons: over-eating urged by habit, depression, sugar craving, drugs (steroid, hormone, some for diabetic, etc.); slowing energy consumption by aging, illness, drugs; water retention from heart failure, poor circulation, kidney disease, etc.; and many others... So, go to doctors for detailing. ...Read more

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What causes leg edema?

What causes leg edema?

Fluid retention: There are many causes of this fluid retention some very serious such as kidney failure, heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and portal vein blockage in the liver. Less serious causes include varicose veins, and excessive salt in the diet. Infrequent causes can be blockage of the veins in the abdomen. Single leg edema can indicate a dangerous clot in the leg. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of edema?

What are some possible causes of edema?

Several causes: Edema is fluid in one's tissues (usually the skin) that is outside of one's blood vessels, lymph vessels, and cells. The fluid is "in between" cells and leaked out of the person's blood vessels or lymph vessels. Poor circulation, obstructed veins, standing or sitting too long, thyroid disease, kidney disease, low protein levels, etc., can cause edema (most often noticeable in the legs). ...Read more

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What is the exact cause of re feeding edema?

What is the exact cause of re feeding edema?

Heart failure: Refeeding syndrome is complex process loosely defined as severe electrolyte disturbances and fluid shifts after providing nutrition to a previously starving person. The condition can be lethal.

It is thought that rapid shifts in electrolytes and fluids can cause acute heart failure which results in edema. ...Read more

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How venous obstruction can cause localised edema?

How venous obstruction can cause localised edema?

Venous stasis: Veins can cause local edema as a result of poor blood flow. Veins permit the return of blood to the heart to be pumped out again oxygen rich. When a vein becomes obstructed, blood backs up into the tissues and can cause swelling/ edema to occur. ...Read more

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Edema can cause itching?

Edema can cause itching?

If long standing: Rather the venous congestion can lead to stasis dermatitis, which in turn can cause itching, but transient edema rarely does ...Read more

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How can I reduce edema caused by osteoarthritis?

How can I reduce edema caused by osteoarthritis?

OA with: Osteoarthritis causes inflammation and deformity of the joints but not " true edema." the question is whether the diagnosis of osteoarthritis is correct versus rheumatoid, gout or other arthritis or there is edema associated to other medical condition rather the joint. Which joints are affected? Can you show a picture.? ...Read more

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What is subarticular bony edema? What causes it!

What is subarticular bony edema? What causes it!

Varies: Sub articular means below the articular cartilage of a joint, edema is a fluid signal seen in the marrow that makes it a different color on MRI. Multiple causes. For example sub articular bone edema in the tibia would suggest either a fracture or severe arthritis in the knee; less commonly caused by infection or cancer. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are tx options for generalized edema caused by autonomic dusfunction?

Dysautonomia: Edema is not typically a symptom associated with dysautonomia so other causes for the edema should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does the edema caused by taking amlodipine meds harmful or not? Help. Thanks

Does the edema caused by taking amlodipine meds harmful or not? Help. Thanks

Side effect: Very common side effect. I would use with caution in CHF (heart failure); however this is a known and expected side effect. Consult prescribing physician for dose adjustment or change in meds. ...Read more

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I'm 22yrs f. I'v edema on face since the past 5-6years. The cause is unknown. But recently aftr an abortion it disappeared for a month. Wat could dis b?

I'm 22yrs f. I'v edema on face since the past 5-6years. The cause is unknown. But recently aftr an abortion it disappeared for a month. Wat could dis b?

Wonderful clue: It could be coincindental but I agree it likely suggests a reason for the facial edema. I am not aware of any established explanation. In Chinese medicine it might be all consistent with an "earth" imbalance. If I were to consider a Western specialist I would probably consult an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What could cause edema in my feet?

What could cause edema in my feet?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet 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 are the causes of non-cardiogenic paulminary edema?

What are the causes of non-cardiogenic paulminary edema?

Non cardinogenic ede: Multiple causes; sepsis syndrome, drugs, brain trauma, lung trauma, infections such as influenza, or others. Volume overload to name a few. Many other causes possible ...Read more

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Waht causes pulmonary edema?

Many things: Anything that allows fluid to leak from the blood or lymphatics into the lung tissue and air spaces. Infection, heart failure, sever protein malnutrition, trauma, kidney failure, etc can all do it. Overwhelming the hydrostic equilibrium or decreasing the oncotic pressure all allow fluid to move into the lung. ...Read more

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Can reflux cause mild edema of lungs?

Can reflux cause mild edema of lungs?

Reflux can hurt lung: I am not exactly sure what you mean by long edema but stomach juice that comes up and gets into the throat and spills into the lungs can cause significant damage. The damage certainly can cause swelling and edema of the lung tissue and can lead to pneumonia and pneumonitis. ...Read more

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What arrhythmia medications cause edema?

What arrhythmia medications cause edema?

Calcium Blockers: Edema or swelling of the feet may be caused by many things including venous insufficiency, obesity, heart failure and medication. The type of medicines used for rhythm disturbances which cause edema are the calcium channel blockers. The most common is Diltiazem (cardizem, diltia). There are other alternatives to this type of medication and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does procardia (nifedipine) cause edema?

Ca++ channel blocker: The cause of edema in calcium channel blocker medications is due to the decrease in arteriolar resistance. The resistance change is not seen in the veins, so the pressure in the capillary beds is increased, thus causing fluid fluid shift into the tissues, resulting in edema. ...Read more

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How long will leg edema caused by sunburn last?

How long will leg edema caused by sunburn last?

It can last 3-4 wks: Elevate your legs, try cool compresses and cool baths and aspirin if no contraindication. ...Read more

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What can cause non-cardiogenic paulminary edema?

What can cause non-cardiogenic paulminary edema?

Many: There are many causes for noncardiogenic pulmonary edema. It can occur from water drownings, aspiration of food or liquid into the windpipe, severe allergic reactions, certain kidney diseases (glomerulonephritis) and inhalation of toxins. ...Read more

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Can topical gentamicin cause macular edema in children?

No: While topical preparations can cause conjunctival or even corneal problems, they would not penetrate enough to have any macular effect. However, it is possible the eye condition that warranted the antibiotics may have some relationship to macular edema. See an ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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Docs, could a sudden rush of adrenaline cause a person to have edema?

Docs, could a sudden rush of adrenaline cause a person to have edema?

No: Hi. No, not as a rule. That's a nebulous question, however. Anything more specific? ...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


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