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Can a vitamin B12 energy booster injection cause swelling of ankles and overall water retention?

Can a vitamin B12 energy booster injection cause swelling of ankles and overall water retention?

Reported but rare: I've given B12 shots to hundreds of patients and have never seen this happen so I was going to say no, but in researching this some sites list "feeling of swelling of the entire body" and "swelling of the ankles or feet" as possible side effects. This is very rare.
https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/vitamin-b12-side-effects. Html and https://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/articles/318216.php
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Dr. Aiman Shammas
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Fluid Retention (Definition)

It denotes the presence of excessive water in intravascular space - vessels & interstitial space - among cells, due to poor automatic water movement and distribution by poor perfusion by low BP from hydration or/+ weak heart, poor osmotic pressure from malnutrition, poor water excretion from kidneys, & poor lymphatic drainage. More? Ask your doctor or contact me; I ...Read more


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Can prenatal vitamins help reduce some of the symptoms associated with PMDD like bloating, water retention, and migraines?

Can prenatal vitamins help reduce some of the symptoms associated with PMDD like bloating, water retention, and migraines?

It is unlikely that: They will be helpful for the symptoms you are expressing. There are other medications that could be suggested. See your primary health care provider who has your full medical history and will be able to advise you. ...Read more

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Can water retention cause swelling in face?

Can water retention cause swelling in face?

Yes: Fluid retention can cause swelling in any part of the body. Typically however swelling follows gravity with more swelling seen in the lower extremities. ...Read more

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How do I find out the cause of my facial swelling/water retention?

How do I find out the cause of my facial swelling/water retention?

Question: To find out the cause of your symptoms you have to go see and Dr. And be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm now taking Norvasc (amlodipine) 10mg. How do I treat water retention and swelling of ankles and feet? Thankyou.

Hello. I'm now taking Norvasc (amlodipine) 10mg. How do I treat water retention and swelling of ankles and feet? Thankyou.

Discuss with your MD: Sometimes MD will have you on a diuretic. Or might switch you off the Norvasc (amlodipine) if the Norvasc (amlodipine) is causing the ankle swelling which is one of its side effects. ...Read more

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Hi doc. My mother has water retention problem due to wrong medicine side effect of thyroid causing serious swelling. So far none medication worked. Pleas?

Hi doc. My mother has water retention problem due to wrong medicine side effect of thyroid causing serious swelling. So far none medication worked. Pleas?

Immediate medical: Immediate medical consult please. Your primary care physician will evaluate to figure out what medication caused fluid retention. And the following steps will be either lower the dose or discontinue the med for a period of time, or switch to other medication. ...Read more

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What is neuropathy and can it be cured? Dizziness, very disoriented. Tingling hands, fingers, feet, and also swelling, water retention, feels like I'm drunk cannot walk straight, very much afraid of falling, I feel like I'm tilting more to one side.

What is neuropathy and can it be cured? Dizziness, very disoriented. Tingling hands, fingers, feet, and also swelling, water retention, feels like I'm drunk cannot walk straight, very much afraid of falling, I feel like I'm tilting more to one side.

"Neuropathy": "neuropathy" as a term is usually used to describe or label diseases of the peripheral nerves, so it is also often called "peripheral neuropathy" to emphasize that this is not a term to use to describe diseases of the brain or spinal cord. There are many types of peripheral neuropathy, and several ways to classify them, based on whether the major systems involved are those which provide nervous system input to muscles (motor neuropathies), those that are involved in sensation such as touch, pressure, heat, cold, pain, etc (sensory neuropathies), or those that are involved in control of involunatry functions such as maintenance of blood pressure, sweating, and bowel and bladder function. There are mixed neuropathies, pure motor neuropathies, pure sensory neuropathies, etc. Equally, there are classifications by cause (etiology), such as diabetic neuropathy (which is usually a sensory neuropathy but may involve motor problems or autonomic problems in some patients) or ischemic neuropathy (neuropathy caused by insufficient blood supply to some nerves).

Some neuropathies have a genetic basis, others are acquired. Some are due to other diseases involving nerve secondarily, such as diseases in which the immune system attacks blood vessels, producing vasculitis, which then can produce ischemic neuropathy in the affected nerves. This often produces a clinical pattern called "mononeuropathy multiplex", meaning multiple nerves are involved one at at time with no pattern, whereas a lot of other types of neuropathy as I have described above are "polyneuropathies", involving multiple nerves usually in symmetric patterns, such as in what is called a "stocking and glove" distribution.

So the causes are different, and some are identifiable and curable, others are not curable but are treatable, and some are difficult to treat. So this is a long answer to your main question about "what is neuropathy".

Some of what you describe could be a peripheral polyneuropathy: tingling sensations in your hands and feet, feeling "drunk" which may mean your sense of where you are in space is not working well, leading to a feeling that you may fall. However as dr krob suggested "dizziness", swelling and water retention, and disorientation are not commonly associated with neuropathy and could suggest that you have a serious medical condition which needs prompt evaluation and treatment. Some of these might also cause neuropathy; so, to pick just one possibility (not to say you have this), there are diseases called "collagen vascular diseases" such as lupus which may damage the kidneys, producing water retention, swelling of the legs, feet, and hands, and this may also affect nerves by causing vasculitis, giving you the tingling and perhaps also the "feeling like I'm drunk". So see a physician, very soon. ...Read more

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Does watermelon cause water retention?

Does watermelon cause water retention?

Watermelon: Watermelon is a delicious fruit that does not cause water retention, even though it's 91% water. In fact, it may help you get rid of water. It is fat-free and salt-free. It's full of great lycopene, an antioxidant important in cardiovascular and bone health. Enjoy fresh, red, juicy watermelon -- and maybe even have a seed-spitting contest. :-) http://tinyurl. Com/j865j. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause water retention?

Can dehydration cause water retention?

Generally not: If by dehydration you mean volume depletion then water retention would occur only if you had a very severe dehydration that caused severe muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis) or kidney failure. ...Read more

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Are there any liquids that do not cause water retention?

Are there any liquids that do not cause water retention?

Liquids not cause: Liquids do not cause retention of fluid. Kidney failure, salt intake, heart function, protein levels in blood, liver function, lymphatic circulation all affect fluid retention. The fluid intake is essential, it's elimination that may be problem. ...Read more

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Does drinking too much water cause water retention?

Yes: But most likely will give you water intoxication if the amount of water ingested is out of proportion of body's needs. Can be dangerous if taken to extremes.
Ingesting too much sodium will lead to water retention. ...Read more

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Does lactulose cause water retention?

No: It can cause abdominal distension (because it draws fluid into the intestines) and diarrhea but not fluid retention in your lungs or legs. ...Read more

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Could a small binge cause water retention?

Binge?: Depends what you are binging on. I assume you mean alcohol. This shouldn't cause water retention, for alcohol is a natural diuretic ie it makes you urinate. Longterm heavy alcohol consumption can lead to fluid retention due to liver and even heart malfunction. ...Read more

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What would cause water retention in just one foot?

What would cause water retention in just one foot?

Edema: Drainage problems due to either venous or lymphatic disease would cause swelling on one side. Infection or inflammation can also do it. ...Read more

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How does clomipramine cause weight gain? Ex: by increasing your appetite or water retention?

How does clomipramine cause weight gain? Ex: by increasing your appetite or water retention?

Appetite stimulation: The weight gain from clomipramine (anafranil) is due to appetite stimulation. Some people will have some water weight (edema), but that is not the primary reason for the weight gain. ...Read more

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How likely is a one-time Kenalog shot to cause side effects such as weight gain or water retention? More likely with multiple doses?

How likely is a one-time Kenalog shot to cause side effects such as weight gain or water retention? More likely with multiple doses?

You are right...: To deduce why you have gained weight and water retention after a single shot of kenalog, one needs to analyze detailed history+finding of physical exam + testing. How to Handle your concerns? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onWeightControl. Html. On possible drug side effects? Go to article in http://formefirst. Com/NewDrugUse. Html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with Dr ...Read more

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Can a high carb - low fat diet cause water retention even though on a caloric deficit? Its weird I gained 6 pounds in the first 3 days!!!!

Can a high carb - low fat diet cause water retention even though on a caloric deficit? Its weird I gained 6 pounds in the first 3 days!!!!

Salt intake?: Too much salt in the diet will result in increased thirst and fluid retention, and fluid retention can lead to weight gain despite a calorie deficit. Some medications are also associated with weight gain. High carb, low fat diet without with calorie deficit and without excess sodium should not cause weight gain or fluid retention. ...Read more

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Do any of the meds I take plus cyamemazine (tercian) cause weight gain? :/ if so is it via increased appetite or water retention? I'm not over eating

Do any of the meds I take plus cyamemazine (tercian) cause weight gain? :/ if so is it via increased appetite or water retention? I'm not over eating

Phenothiazine: This medication is a phenothiazine class antihistaminic antipsychotic medication. Medications of this type have historically been known to cause weight gain by appetite stimulation. Finding data on side effects of this medication proved quite difficult online. There was some information about metabolic syndrome cases but I did not see anything that had to do with edema. Without a formal pdr like print out however I cannot say for sure that at least some of the weight gain does not come from edema. ...Read more

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Could potassium cause water retention in feet and ankles?

Could potassium cause water retention in feet and ankles?

Water: As stated, potassium is not the cause of water or fluid retention. In fact there are potassium sparing BP meds. See your prescribing doc if you are on BP meds. If you are not, then see your family doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can sodium in the diet cause water retention?

Yes it can: Excess sodium in the diet is a big reason for swelling and water retention in a variety of disease states. Wherever sodium goes, water follows...Its called osmosis. ...Read more

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Are electrolytes similar to salts and cause water retention?

Are electrolytes similar to salts and cause water retention?

Yes: Electrolytes are the collective name for sodium, potassium, chloride, etc. -- the chemicals that make up the liquid part of blood. Too much of one particular electrolyte -- sodium -- one component of nacl, or salt -- can cause swelling. Most energy drinks have "some" electrolytes in them, and drinking too much of them can contribute to swelling. ...Read more

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Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause water retention?

Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause water retention?

Yes it can: In the clinical studies it apparently was among the reactions that was more common. See the website below that was assembled by a pharmacologist from the original studies.
Drug-side-effects-and-clinical-trials. Com/luvox_side...
Wondering about Luvox (fluvoxamine) side effects. If you're taking this particular ssri then you'll want to know what side effects to expect from it. Find out here. ...Read more

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What causes water retention and skin sensitivity?

What causes water retention and skin sensitivity?

Poor metabolism: Metabolism is the word used for cellular energy production from food. Lousy diet, lousy metabolism. Check out your diet. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain and water retention?

What causes weight gain and water retention?

Quite a lot!: Hypertension, Heart disease such as valve problems, Pregnancy, Hormone changes, Obesity, Excessive salt intake, Alcohol ingestion, Inflammatory diseases, many medications, and sedentary living / excessive sitting days. I encourage all my patients to live a healthy active life with as little medication as needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much sodium intake to cause water retention?

It depends on.......: Many factors include whether you take meds like water pills and calcium blockers, and actos, (pioglitazone) whether you have kidney disease, and whether you have heart failure. Some people tend to have fluid retention without these factors coming into play (benign essential edema). The reasonable sodium restriction to consider is under 2000mg/day by eating fresh fruits/veg and avoiding cured meat & salted food. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause generalized water retention?

Can food allergies cause generalized water retention?

See your PCP: Water retention is generally due to hormones & not food allergies - food allergies may cause urticaria which is usually a localized swelling of the skin.

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Does Biaxin (clarithromycin) cause water retention or weight gain?

Does Biaxin (clarithromycin) cause water retention or weight gain?

No: Really unlikely. Antibiotics work because they hit the germ and not us. Biaxin (clarithromycin) doesn't interact with the kidneys or with fluid.

Rare (really really rare) reactions like allergies might possibly cause unexpected effects like liver failure. but Biaxin (clarithromycin) doesn't commonly do this AND, there'd be a lot of other symptoms (brown urine, abdominal swelling and pain, being really sick, etc.). ...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. John Landi
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Water Retention (Definition)

Fluid retention = edema. Occurs when excess fluid collects in tissues, body cavities ...Read more