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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Severe Swelling Of Abdomen Or Legs (Overview)

Severe swelling of the abdomen or the legs is a condition caused by an accumulation of excess fluid in the body's tissues. Causes of severe swelling may include underlying medical conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. In some cases, applying pressure to the swollen area with a finger may create an indentation that persists for a few minutes even after pressure has been released.


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About 10 years ago started with pain, swelling in lower abdomen was unable to diagnose, now severe swelling on left side effecting hip, leg dr stumped?

About 10 years ago started with pain, swelling in lower abdomen was unable to diagnose, now severe swelling on left side effecting hip, leg dr stumped?

Seek 2nd opinion: When a doctor is stumped, it is time to see another physician or go to a specialist to find out the cause. There is always a cause behind a significant swelling especially if it is localized to one side of the body. A ct scan or MRI may reveal the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Severe Swelling Of Abdomen Or Legs (Overview)

Severe swelling of the abdomen or the legs is a condition caused by an accumulation of excess fluid in the body's tissues. Causes of severe swelling may include underlying medical conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. In some cases, applying pressure to the swollen area with a finger may create an indentation that persists for a few minutes even after pressure has been released.


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How do you get rid of persistent swelling in one leg with the other leg being ok?

How do you get rid of persistent swelling in one leg with the other leg being ok?

Compression stocking: Unilateral leg swelling can have several etiologies all of which are initially treated with a firm compression stocking during the day and off at night. Start with a 20-30mmhg gradient stocking and increase to 30-40 stocking if there is still swelling. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in low left abd severe swelling when i try to have bm feels like bulge in left abdomen is preventing becomes more painful what could help?

Sharp pain in low left abd severe swelling when i try to have bm feels like bulge in left abdomen is preventing becomes more painful what could help?

Abdominal swelling: You may have a fecal impaction which is giving you difficulty in moving your bowels . Try modifying your diet by increasing the fiber in your diet. Simultaneously cut the dairy products. In addition try enemas and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) by mouth to relieve your impaction. ...Read more

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About 10 years ago started with pain, swelling in lower abdomen was unable to diagnose, now severe swelling on left side effecting hip, leg dr stumped?

Seek 2nd opinion: When a doctor is stumped, it is time to see another physician or go to a specialist to find out the cause. There is always a cause behind a significant swelling especially if it is localized to one side of the body. A ct scan or MRI may reveal the cause. ...Read more

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Severe SOB, chestpain, high/irregular heartrate, weak arms/legs,extreme fatigue.Now swelling in abdomen/legs/feets.ok echo 4 months ago. Right heartf?

Severe SOB, chestpain, high/irregular heartrate, weak arms/legs,extreme fatigue.Now swelling in abdomen/legs/feets.ok echo 4 months ago. Right heartf?

Symptoms: Right heart failure is certainly a possibility. You need to discuss your situation with your doctor and have more evaluation both for cardiac and other etiologies. ...Read more

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Is swelling in abdomen/feets/legs a common symptom in CTEPH?

Is swelling in abdomen/feets/legs a common symptom in CTEPH?

YES: When the Right Side of the heart fails due to untreated Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) the legs swell as well as the abdomen.... THIS IS NOW TREATABLE WITH PROPER MEDICATION(S) Consult with a Board Certified Cardiologist!!!!!! Hope this helps DrZ ...Read more

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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with eclampsia last?

IF U HAD ECLAMPSIA: U should still be followed very closely by your doctor who took care of u because as u know now adays pre-eclampsia should not become eclampsia if u were having regular OB care, so if u are worried about swelling u need to call your doc right now to make sure everything is ok and that your blood pressure is not still elevated or going up again or go back to the hos where u delivered for evaulation. ...Read more

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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

See below: Actually hellp and preeclampsia really are not associated with swelling - this is still in the old text books, but we do not use swelling as an indication for for hellp or preeclampsia. ...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