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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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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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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


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