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What can I do to not get fluid accumulation in the skin?

What can I do to not get fluid accumulation in the skin?

Lower leg swelling: One of the most common forms of 'water in the skin' is edema or swelling of the lower legs. It's common during pregnancy and is frequently related to poor circulation and heart failure as a person gets older. Support stockings are usually the best way to treat this problem. Exercise can also help. Sometimes salt intake is a factor too. ...Read more

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How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have fluid accumulation in the skin?

How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have fluid accumulation in the skin?

Edema/swelling: There can be many causes of fluid accumulation (or edema). Can be caused by infection, inflammation, bug bite, preexisting skin disease, allergic reaction, drug reaction, trauma/injury, surgery, sunburn, poor circulation. Usually the area of edema looks swollen and sometimes tender. ...Read more

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My mother has fluid accumulation in the skin. What should I tell her?

See a doctor: There is no way to tell you what is going on from that description. See a doctor for a more precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does pneumonia mean fluid accumulation in the lungs? Does it happen in every case? How is it treated?

Does pneumonia mean fluid accumulation in the lungs? Does it happen in every case? How is it treated?

Lung infection: pneumonia is lung infection and can be caused by mostly virus or bacteria. Generally some fluid accumulation may be associated with pneumonia but sometimes larger amounts of fluid accumulate surrounding the lung, which may need to be drained. ...Read more

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If someone has end stage renal failure. Wouldn't they have severe swelling all over from fluid accumulation?

If someone has end stage renal failure. Wouldn't they have severe swelling all over from fluid accumulation?

Possibly: It depends if there is still urine output or not. Some people maintain good urine volume even if they are on dialysis and in that case there is an outlet for fluid excess to leave the body. In the absence of urine output only dialysis can remove the extra fluid so a restriction of intake is mandatory. ...Read more

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Possibility of having pid+ douglas fluid accumulation post total hysterectomy?How the bacterias spread in the pelvis?Is it through the vaginal stitch?

Possibility of having pid+ douglas fluid accumulation post total hysterectomy?How the bacterias spread in the pelvis?Is it through the vaginal stitch?

Can't happen : You can not have pid because there is no pathway for a sexually-transmitted infection from the penis to travel up into the pelvic cavity after hysterectomy. You could have a pelvic abscess or an infection from another source but not pid. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is dropsy and how do you get it?

Could you explain what is dropsy and how do you get it?

Edema: Dropsy is an old term which refers to excess fluid in the tissues, i.e. Edema. There are many causes of edema. Edema can be due to serious conditions (heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure, lymphatic obstruction); but mild degrees of edema can be a common occurrence in women with premenstrual bloat, or after a prolonged immobilization (long plane flight). ...Read more

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Besides swelling, what are the other symptoms of dropsy?

Besides swelling, what are the other symptoms of dropsy?

Depends on cause: Dropsy is a term for generalized edema. It may be due to heart failure, liver and kidney disease, malnutrition etc. Other symptoms depend on the underlying pathology and may included respiratory trouble, jaundice, uremia etc. ...Read more