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Doctor insights on: Solid Facial Edema

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 causes facial edema in pcos? And how can it be treated?

What causes facial edema in pcos? And how can it be treated?

PCOS and edema: Some patients with pcos -like syndromes have fluid retention due to the enzymatic changes that occur. These patients may have high blood pressure or other symptoms as well. Other pcos patients may have the swelling related to water retention that occurs and may need medications for the retention. It's important to find out the underlying cause before taking any medications. See your doctor first. ...Read more

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How to treat facial edema in estrogen dominance?

How to treat facial edema in estrogen dominance?

Dominance??: There is no such thing as estrogen dominance. Edema that occurs with your cycle is normal and goes away on its own. Don't try to treat something that is not a desease. It only results in disappointment and possible harm. ...Read more

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Can someone have persistent facial edema since years as a symptom of pcos?

Can someone have persistent facial edema since years as a symptom of pcos?

Cushings? : Facial edema isn't a well known sign of pcos, but it may be for other diseases that cause problems with bleeding like Cushings... Go see your doc and be evaluated ...Read more

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My wife is on her 3rd day with a fever and today she woke up with facial edema and itching on her face. Can we get a differential Dx?

My wife is on her 3rd day with a fever and today she woke up with facial edema and itching on her face. Can we get a differential Dx?

You're right: many: Some sort of allergy: drug allergy, angioedema (giant hives), food allergies, contact allergic dermatitis would be at the top of the list. Other causes would include skin infection (cellulitis), conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye) or stye, sinusitis, or tooth abscess. If it has been going on for 3 days she should be seen and evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i take benedryl for itching due to dental pain and facial edema?

Can i take benedryl for itching due to dental pain and facial edema?

Allergy/infection: Itch usually means allergic reaction. Pain and swelling usually means an infection that is getting out of control. Benedryl may reduce the itching , but will not eliminate the allergy. Nor will it treat infection. Before this gets out of hand please call our dentist. Treat the cause of the pain/swelling/itching...Don't just mask the symptoms. ...Read more

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If one has facial edema as a symptom of pcos, can it improve if treated with antiandrogens?

If one has facial edema as a symptom of pcos, can it improve if treated with antiandrogens?

Not a symptom: facial edema is not a classic symptom of PCOS. If you feel that your face is swollen, rounded or enlarged you may want to discuss that with your doctor. It could be caused by something else. ...Read more

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My 25 hydroxy vitaminD test came out to be 13.24 ng/dl. It is insufficient. I have pcos and have persistent facial edema. Are the two related?

My 25 hydroxy vitaminD test came out to be 13.24 ng/dl. It is insufficient. I have pcos and have persistent facial edema. Are the two related?

13.24: No the two are not related. Your doctor should give you Vitamin D 50,000 units to take once a week for two months. Then you should go to a Pharmacy and purchase (at little cost) a bottle of vitamin D pills - 100 per bottle. It is available as 1000 or 2000 unit capsules and you should take one at bedtime. ...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