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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Can weeping edema blisters of the legs be treated at home? What is the best way to prevent cellulitis?

Can weeping edema blisters of the legs be treated at home? What is the best way to prevent cellulitis?

What's the cause?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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What causes leg edema?

What causes leg edema?

Fluid retention: There are many causes of this fluid retention some very serious such as kidney failure, heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and portal vein blockage in the liver. Less serious causes include varicose veins, and excessive salt in the diet. Infrequent causes can be blockage of the veins in the abdomen. Single leg edema can indicate a dangerous clot in the leg. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be a special exercise for leg edema?

Can there be a special exercise for leg edema?

Keep legs moving!: Keeping your legs moving helps edema by improving vascular return in the veins by your muscle contraction. Walking, running, cycling will all help. ...Read more

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Who knows how to wrap a leg to reduce leg edema?

Who knows how to wrap a leg to reduce leg edema?

Leg edema: There are a number of sites on the web about treatment for leg edema, including http://www. Lymphnet. Org/
good luck. ...Read more

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How do u eliminate leg edema, once u get it do u always have it?

How do u eliminate leg edema, once u get it do u always have it?

Edema: Elimination of leg edema depends completely on the primary cause of the edema. Once the true cause is determined by your physician then proper treatment can be instituted, and hopefully the edema will clear. ...Read more

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Postdvt leg much thinner & painful than other leg (which gets edema). Why thinner? Thank you.

Postdvt leg much thinner & painful than other leg (which gets edema). Why thinner? Thank you.

Confused as you are.: So the leg with the clot in it is smaller than the other leg which does not have a clot? Or did you have a procedure for this clot, like a clot extraction? Are you currently on a blood thinner? ...Read more

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Treatment of edema in the leg?

Treatment of edema in the leg?

Elevation.: Edema provided both legs elevation low sodium diet. Walking helpful, standing still worsens. If only one leg could be blood clot need medical evaluation. If no improvement if both legs need to see physician. ...Read more

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How can lower leg edema be treated?

How can lower leg edema be treated?

Swelling: Or edema, has several very different causes and because of that- different treatments. Water retention due to cardiac issues needs to be treated medically, vein problems can be addressed by compression hose and elevation, lymphatic swelling needs compression via stockings and lympedema pumps. ...Read more

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How long will leg edema caused by sunburn last?

How long will leg edema caused by sunburn last?

It can last 3-4 wks: Elevate your legs, try cool compresses and cool baths and aspirin if no contraindication. ...Read more

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Why are my legs turning red when I have edema?

Why are my legs turning red when I have edema?

Engorgement.: This is related to microvascular engorgement. The small blood vessels of the skin get overfilled with blood. Some blood oozes out - not the cells, but the fluid - which causes the edema. ...Read more

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What causes cirrhotic patients to develop edema in their legs?

What causes cirrhotic patients to develop edema in their legs?

Gravity: Fluid can leak at a faster rate when pumped at a higher pressure. The cirrhotic liver's blood vessels are destroyed as is the liver itself. Blood through the liver is severely limited. Partial blocked water hose outlet & the water leaves at a higher pressure. All the water in the hose is now at a higher pressure. Blood flow before the liver is at a higher pressure, fluid leaks out more & falls. ...Read more

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What are treatments for leg edema and ulcers?

What are treatments for leg edema and ulcers?

Leg edema and ulcers: 1. Find the cause.
2. Almost always caused by eating too much salt or more that your body can get rid of.
recommend you get this book, read it and use it.

DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076

Get only this book. ...Read more

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What can cause pitting edema in only one leg?

What can cause pitting edema in only one leg?

A lot of diseases.: Generally, we think of systemic diseases (heart failure, cirrhoss) causing bilateral edema. Those are less likely if it is confined to one leg. Conditions that cause it:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot)
- Chronic Venous insufficiency
- lymphedema (from surgery or trauma)- edema more often nonpitting

there are many more, which is why you must see your doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes my leg to swell up over night like pitting edema?

What causes my leg to swell up over night like pitting edema?

Pitting edema: It can come from many causes, including heart faikure, liver disease, kidney disease, excessive salt intake and fluid retension. It can also come from lacal condition involving just the affected extremitiy, like varicose veins and thrombophlebitis.
You should see your doctor and have him check you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bad leg edema and elephantiasis?

What is the difference between bad leg edema and elephantiasis?

Similar: Bad leg swelling is otherwise called elephantiasis. People may have swelling of legs due to fluid overload, in diseases like heart failure, kidney failure, low Albumin etc in tropical countries, people can get elephantiasis due to filariasis. ...Read more

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Why leg edema after hysterectomy ?(age 81 ) how to treat it?

Why leg edema after hysterectomy ?(age 81 ) how to treat it?

Lymphedema: Sounds like a disruption of the lymph tracts that "drain" excess fluid in the tissues. Any surgery can cause this, including a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Is it possible that being overweight cause edema in the lower leg area?

Is it possible that being overweight cause edema in the lower leg area?

Obesity causes edema: Obesity can be a contributing factor for lower body edema, as well as blood clots, poor nutrition, heart issues, and other factors. A thorough exam and work up by a physician is recommended. ...Read more

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I notice edema on my legs and now my left side of my butt is hurting should I be worry???

Maybe: Depends on how long the edema has been there, why, it is there, if there is any redness. Unilateral leg swelling with pain could be a sign of a DVT (blood clot). ...Read more

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Edema in the leg and pain moves to another side on the same leg just before the my knee?

Edema in the leg and pain moves to another side on the same leg just before the my knee?

See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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My body shows print marks when I rest my leg on something and stays there for long. Edema.?

Probably: Indentations in your lower legs around you ankles and up the front of your lower leg are the best areas to determine if you have "pitting" edema. If you press down in those areas and the indentation stays deep and for a few minutes then that is considered edema. ...Read more

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Severe edema during preg., delivered feb 9, and still have terrfic leg pain. What could this be?

Severe edema during preg., delivered feb 9, and still have terrfic leg pain. What could this be?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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My father who is 50 yrs sufferining from edema here and thier and mainly in leg and it is migrating?

Edema Legs: Edema may happen from several reasons heart, liver, kidney, nutritional deficiency, venous insufficiency and so on. It can not be identified on this online questioning. See your doctor for an evaluation ...Read more

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I'm competitive cycliste, every afternoon after my training I had legs edema everyday, what should I do?

I'm competitive cycliste, every afternoon after my training I had legs edema everyday, what should I do?

Circulation: By remaing sitting or standing but not walking I wonder if that affects your circulation. I feel that if this doen't happen during a non riding day than you have your answer. If it does ithink you should see a good general doctor. ...Read more

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Is Diurex Diuretic Water Pills for for leg edema?

Is Diurex Diuretic Water Pills for for leg edema?

Leg edema: Yes, Diurex can be used to help leg edema, but is not a strong fluid pill. It is mainly used for the bloating and water retention associated with menstral cycles. If you are just having swelling in the legs and nothing else, you should see your doc to investigate further. Elevate your legs often, to help make the swelling go away, without the use of medication. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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Can hernia cause edema in legs?

Possibly: A femoral hernia could compress on the femoral vein and cause some swelling of the same leg. ...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. Travis Fultz
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Weeping (Definition)

Weeping = release of tears ...Read more