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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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I frequently get a penile edema, it is not due to sex or masturbation, i also get real sick with a high temperature?

I frequently get a penile edema, it is not due to sex or masturbation, i also get real sick with a high temperature?

Needs seen : This sounds like the symptoms of a bigger problem that needs to be evaluated by your medical doctor. ...Read more

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I hit my penis on A daily basis with blunt objects to the point of severe blood vessel rupture, swelling. what kind of damage could I b causing?

I hit my penis on A daily basis with blunt objects to the point of severe blood vessel rupture, swelling.  what kind of damage could I b causing?

Here are some...: Are you self-inflicting? If so, please stop it. With severe bleeding, it means a slow process of forming scar is taking place and accumulating, but it is hard to tell at what stage and what degree such an change may emerge and progress; time will tell its story. More? Contact me at www.Healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more

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My 7 yr old son has poison ivy and severe swelling and pain on his penis. Is this normal and is there anything I can do besides prednisone?

My 7 yr old son has poison ivy and severe swelling  and pain on his penis. Is this normal and is there anything I can do besides prednisone?

Maybe: This is very itchy and painful. The swelling and pain will start to go down within 24 hours with the prednisone. I find cool witch hazel soaks help to make it feel more comfortable. ...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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Can cancer cause severe edema? If so what kind of cancers can cause you to retain fluid. All other tests were normal. I need help.

Can cancer cause severe edema? If so what kind of cancers can cause you to retain fluid. All other tests were normal. I need help.

Yes: Generalized edema is due to low Albumin levels in the serum and not frequently seen with cancer. Edema of the extremities can be caused by cancer in the pelvis obstruction the return flow of blood from pressure on in iliac vessels. This js a more frequent finding. ...Read more

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Can you get severe edema from wheelchair confinement?

Can you get severe edema from wheelchair confinement?

Edema: Yes, your lower extremity venous return can be blocked, inmobilization can cause loss of muscle mass and also incomptence of valves in veins of lower extremities. ...Read more

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Can h-pylori in your stomache cause severe edema throughout your body?

Can h-pylori in your stomache cause severe edema throughout your body?

Not normally: You definitely need to see a physician as soon as possible. H. Pylori by itself does not normally cause you to have full body swelling. There's something else going on that needs to be investigated, and examined by your physician. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Would you have edema (severe) with euvolemic hyponatremia and would blood work be normal?

Would you have edema (severe) with euvolemic hyponatremia and would blood work be normal?

Urine electrolytes: Euvolemia means there is no evidence of dehydration nor fluid overload. Typically there is no edema in euvolemia. Hyponatremia - low serum sodium levels. One should check urine electrolytes to find out the exact reason for low serum sodium. This problem usually needs nephrologist consult. ...Read more

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Severe edema during preg., delivered feb 9, and still have terrfic leg pain. What could this be?

Severe edema during preg., delivered feb 9, and still have terrfic leg pain. What could this be?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I'm 47 and suffer from severe edema the last 2 1/2 yrs. Seen kidney heart dr and endocranologist who can't figure it out. Who do I see, i need help.

I'm 47 and suffer from severe edema the last 2 1/2 yrs. Seen kidney heart dr and endocranologist who can't figure it out. Who do I see, i need help.

Edema's cause: The most common causes of edema are, acute kidney failure, cardiomyopathy, chronic kidney failure, varicose veins, congestive heart failure, lymphedema, nephrotic syndrome, use of nsaid's, pericarditis and thrombophelbiitis. As you have no cardiac disease, have your lymphatic system and your veins of your legs checked. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/symptoms/leg-swelling/basics/causes/sym-20050910. ...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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I have CHF and suffer from severe edema. What can I do to prevent the swelling?

I have CHF and suffer from severe edema. What can I do to prevent the swelling?

Diuretics: Diuretics or "water pils" help the body remove the extra fluid in patients with chf. These include furosemide, torsemide, bumex, metalazone, spironolactone and occasionally hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). These usually are taken daily to keep extra fluid off. Limiting the amount of fluid intake to 1500 - 2000 cc/day can also limit the amount of meds needed. Severe edema may need IV meds in the hospital to get the fluid off. ...Read more

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What happens if you are md or if you yourself suffer from CHF & severe edema-please reply?

What happens if you are md or if you yourself suffer from CHF & severe edema-please reply?

Md=?: By md, do you mean medical doctor or muscular dystrophy? Regardless, in either case, get established with a heart failure specialist. I'm sure Orlando has one (near you) or the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, FL is 250 miles from you. ...Read more

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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


Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...Read more