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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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. Ana Adelstein
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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?

Need ultrasound: Lack of symmetry in leg swelling should first be evaluated by an ultrasound to assess the source of the problem. A clot found in a deep vein (DVT) would require blood thinners for at least 3 months since these clots can sometimes break off and travel to the lung. If no obvious abnormality can be found the problem can be addressed through leg elevation, compression stockings and maybe diuretics. ...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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Husband has rash on butt and lower stomach, severe itching sleepless nights, swelling in lower legs?

Husband has rash on butt and lower stomach, severe itching sleepless nights, swelling in lower legs?

See U physician: With many symptoms like this, u do need to take him to see his pcp or a dermatologist. ...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?

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?

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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What are some reasons my legs and abdomen would be swelling if my heart tests came back clear?

What are some reasons my legs and abdomen would be swelling if my heart tests came back clear?

Many causes: There are other causes of abdomen and leg swellings. Potential causes can be liver disease, pulmonary hypertension, undiagnosed or untreated obstructive sleep apnea, blood clots, obesity, leaky valves of veins, high salt diet. I would get thoroughly evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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

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

Depends: Some patient will have edema through delivery and for a few weeks after birth. Others who have mild edema will find that in the evening with elevation of feet the swelling goes down. If you are pregnant and have swelling inform your md as it may also be seen with high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst on my right ovary but swelling and pain on my left lower abdomen and swelling down my left leg. When will the symptoms stop?

I have an ovarian cyst on my right ovary but swelling and pain on my left lower abdomen and swelling down my left leg. When will the symptoms stop?

Time: Some ovarian cysts are functional cysts that will go away in 2-6 weeks. Sometimes birth control pills will help them to resolve faster. Other cysts are benign growths. These don't go away and if they get large enough will need to be removed surgically. If you aren't starting to feel better in several weeks see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Painful non-pitting edema for 2mos: feet, legs, abdomen. Gained 40lbs in same 2mos. CT/blood neg. Started suboxone. Similar swelling after Opana OD.

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

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I am 44 years old-i have swelling in the abdomen, edema in the legs, left hip pain, dull chronic stomach pain, intermittant left underarm pain-what is?

I am 44 years old-i have swelling in the abdomen, edema in the legs, left hip pain, dull chronic stomach pain, intermittant left underarm pain-what is?

See your doctor!: You may have many simple things, but the combination of symptoms is concerning. Swelling in your abdomen and legs and stomach pain could be caused by liver problems. The left hip pain and underarm pain might be due to muscle or bone problems. In the worst case scenario, several types of cancer could cause all these symptoms. Please see a doctor! Don't let fear or lack of insurance keep you away! ...Read more

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Legs, feet, ankles swollen & Raynaud's. Bulging at ankles & wrists. Weak arms & legs. Pain in neck and back. Swelling in abdomen. Dizzy & lightheaded?

Legs, feet, ankles swollen & Raynaud's. Bulging at ankles & wrists. Weak arms & legs. Pain in neck and back. Swelling in abdomen. Dizzy & lightheaded?

See details: You need to have these issues evaluated. See you primary care doctor. If you symptoms are severe consider going to the ER. ...Read more

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SOB, chestpain, extreme fatigue, tachycardia, blue nails, swollen abdomen/legs. Ok ecg, echo (was done before swelling), chest xray, d-dimer.?

SOB, chestpain, extreme fatigue, tachycardia, blue nails, swollen abdomen/legs. Ok ecg, echo (was done before swelling), chest xray, d-dimer.?

Clinically, urgent..: The described clinical picture represents an urgent need for attention despite being ok in ECG, echo... So, don't wait and bring the baby for urgent evaluation and care. ...Read more

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SOB, chestpain, tachycardia, weak pulse, swollen abdomen/legs, blue nails, fatigue. Ok ecg's, echo (taken before swelling), chest xray, d-dimer.

Mgt: You should be evaluated right away by a Cardiologist.
Your symptoms may be related to a cardiac condition. I would advise having your BP checked on both sides, standing and lying down. Your pulse oximetry will be checked at the same time.
Your symptoms may be related to a number of conditions, but cardiac conditions must be ruled out. ...Read more

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Ever so often I will have severe pain and swelling on the inside part of my right knee. And usually occurs after a bowel movement or somethin strenous?

Ever so often I will have severe pain and swelling on the inside part of my right knee. And usually occurs after a bowel movement or somethin strenous?

After a bowel: Movement???? Could you be HYPERFLEXING your knees when you sit and strain??? Sounds to me like you need that knee checked out for MENISCEAL (inner cartilage) issues!!!! Am MRI will most likely be needed!

Start with your PCP who may wish to refer you to a Board Certified Orthopedic surgeon!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I don't have lymphedema but I have drainage issues legs to stomach swelling would "ckls" help my edema drainage issue?

I don't have lymphedema but I have drainage issues legs to stomach swelling would "ckls" help my edema drainage issue?

Careful: Your symptoms could suggest a number of various diagnoses, some of which could be very serious. If you haven't received expert medical advice on the diagnosis responsible for your symptom, I would encourage you do so before embarking on a herbal remedy. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will liver cancer cause swelling in a leg?

Need doctor's help! Will liver cancer cause swelling in a leg?

Yes it can: Swelling in the legs can occur due to many different liver ailments such as liver failure, blood clots in the legs or blood clots in the veins of the abdomen as well as veins in the liver itself as these veins are often compressed or invaded by the liver cancer resulting in swelling in the abdomen and in the legs.. ...Read more

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Stomach looks a bigger swelling on leg? Negative hpt period came 2 month?

Stomach looks a bigger swelling on leg? Negative hpt period came 2 month?

Get a check-up: Not sure exactly what you are asking, but leg swelling and abdominal swelling need evaluation by a doctor. Good of you to check a hpt, but you need more in-depth evaluation to get to the bottom of your symptoms. Don't delay in getting an exam. ...Read more

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What would cause extreme swelling in stomach legs and feet in an 8 year old?

What would cause extreme swelling in stomach legs and feet in an 8 year old?

Kidney Disease?: Nephrotic Syndrome, a kidney disease in which your kidneys lose the ability to retain protein is one thought. This child should be checked asap for an exam thorough history and blood work and urine testing. This needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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How to stop blood clot and swelling of my right leg up to stomach since last 12 month?

Discuss: Your fears with your doctors, take your medicine as prescribed and make sure you monitor levels, and that your level is in the therapeutic range they want for your specific situation. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my stomach which makes me look like 9 mts pregnant. Leg pain. Very tired. And migrains all the time. What could this be?

I have swelling in my stomach which makes me look like 9 mts pregnant. Leg pain. Very tired. And migrains all the time. What could this be?

SEE MD ASAP: Stomach swelling of large proportion without any other swelling must be checked out. Without a real exam nothing useful can be answered. Suffice it to say it could be a tumor, intestinal pathology, organ failure such as the liver, causing ascites a condition of end stage liver failure. Said not to scare, but to point out seriousness of sign, and need for a total check up by md. Go! ...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