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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Periorbital Edema

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Any cure for periorbital edema?

Any cure for periorbital edema?

See your doctor!: That depends on the cause. Your doctor needs to do an exam, and evaluate you for different conditions that can cause periorbital edema, including infections, thyroid disease, parasites, allergies, even tumors. ...Read more

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What is my condition if I have periorbital edema after diagnosed with nephrosis?

What is my condition if I have periorbital edema after diagnosed with nephrosis?

Expected condition: Nephrosis means a loss of protein in the urine; protein normally helps fluid stay in the blood vessels, but when blood protein (mostly albumin) is low, fluid leaks out into the soft tissues. Periorbital edema is commonly noted in this setting, particularly after lying down for several hours. Effective treatment of the cause of nephrosis usually resolves this issue. ...Read more

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What is periorbital edema?

What is periorbital edema?

Swelling : Edema means swelling. Periorbital means around the eyes. This it means swelling around the eyes. It can be caused by many conditions. As always i suggest you get an complete exam by an professional eye physician. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause a unilateral periorbital edema in the mornings?

Possible causes: Sleeping on a material that you allergic to, sleeping on the side with the problem and thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Is periorbital edema a sign of nephrotic syndrome?

Is periorbital edema a sign of nephrotic syndrome?

It can be: Periorbital edema can be one of the initial symptoms of nephrotic syndrome, but it is always accompanied by edema in other parts of the body (legs, chest, abdomen, etc). The diagnosis is made by checking the amount of proteins that are being excreted in the urine, as well as blood tests that measure the protein (albumin) levels. The exact cause should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Developed periorbital edema after removal of lipoma from forehead. What is the cause?

Developed periorbital edema after removal of lipoma from forehead. What is the cause?

Bruising: The tissue around the removed lipoma had some bruising and the body is responding with fluid into the hematoma to absorb it. Early on ice may help, layer2-3 days a heating pad may help. ...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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more