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Dr. Aaron Milstone answered:

Why do people with emphysema sometimes have problems with fluid retention and ankle swelling?

Right heart strain

Emphysema
This is usually related to right heart strain from lung disease or from pulmonary hypertension (high pressure in the pulmonary vascular bed). Patients with advanced COPD/emphysema develop increased pressure in their lungs which causes the right side of the heart to dilate/enlarge. This in turn causes fluid retention in the legs/ankles (known as edema)
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered:

Have severe fluid retention in both feet. The tops of both feet and ankles are swollen causing numbness in toes. Can this cause vessel damage?

Swelling

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I would suggest you consult with a vascular surgeon. May want to see a neurologist too
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Dr. Videh Mahajan answered:

Does meclizine hcl cause fluid retention?

Meclizine

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Not very often.
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Dr. Carlos M. Kier answered:

Could widespread inflammation cause fluid retention?

Yes

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Any acute or chronic inflammatory disorder can cause fluid retention by several mechanisms. This generally is secondary to reductions in the serum albumin level secondary to decreased production, liver disease, renal disease with protein excretion, and protein loss through the gastrointestinal tract. When the protein loss is significant fluid retention(edema) is present.
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Does trileptal cause weight gain or fluid retention?

No

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Weight gain and fluid retention are not usual side effects of trileptal.
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What could cause fluid retention and thyroid fluctuation?

Thyroid

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Hypothyroidism can cause fluid retention. Sometimes thyroid problems are associated with other autoimmune disorders affecting kidneys. This would cause fluid retention as well. Certain GI problems like celiac disease could also lead to malabsorption which could cause fluctuation in fluid status.
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Could lactose intolerance cause severe fluid retention-11 kg of water weight?

Not likely

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Lactose intolerance is the inability to breakdown the lactose sugar found in milk and other dairy products. The symptoms of lactose intolerance are crampy abdominal pain, gassiness, and nonbloody diarrhea after ingestion of increasing amounts of dairy products. It would be important to have an evaluation for fluid retention.
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Can holding your urine for a long period of time cause fluid retention in the long run?

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Nope. Not in any way.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered:

Can ms contin cause fluid retention, swelling & pain in my feet? And I now have swelling in knees, hands & face. Hospital tests were normal.

MS Contin

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This drug is for moderate to severe pain and time released. While it has many potential side effects swelling is not one of them.
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I have diabetes insipidus and stopped taking my medication for nearly two years, does it cause fluid retention by not taking the medication ?

No

Diabetes
so must look for other causes of fluid retention vein trouble kidney, liver, cardiac problems side effects of some medicines
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