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Dr. PIUS KURIAN answered:

husband has very active hep c infection, inflamed liver, dont know anything else yet, could that be the cause of severe fluid retention in legs?

Possible

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Liver failure, Kidney Failure, or Heart failure all can result in Fluid retention and swelling or EDEMA of legs Hepatitis C can also affect other organs other than liver, especially Kidney and cause fluid retension
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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

I am having fluid retention (most noticeable in my legs but present everywhere). I work out and watch my salt intake,take lasex. What cld cause this?

Leg edema cause

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If you have no kidney or cardiac disease and are not pregnant, the possible causes of your leg edema could be chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema of your legs, NSAID use, prolonged sitting or standing and thrombophlebitis ( a blood clot in one of the veins of your leg) See your physician to see if one of these is causing your problem and to make sure your heart and kidneys are fine.
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Dr. John Landi answered:

Could chronic venous insufficiency (fluid retention in lower legs) be reversed?

CVI treatable.

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Chronic venous insufficiency is due to malfunctioning of valves in the superficial, deep or both venous systems. Although not reversible, it is treatable. The superficial valves, if leaking, can be closed via laser. The deep valves are treated symptomatically with elevation, compression hose, possibly lymphedema massage and compression pumps. The goal is to prevent worsening of the CVI .
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Is it possible to reverse chronic venous insufficiency (fluid retention in lower legs)?

Sometimes

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There are a variety of examinations and Doppler studies than can specifically localize the issues and some can be treated. Fluid retention and thus swelling is a symptom of a number of conditions that need to be sorted out and not just assumed.
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Dr. Scott Bolhack answered:

Can chronic venous insufficiency (fluid retention in lower legs) be reversed or it never reverses?

Venous stasis

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Venous insufficiency can be controlled medically with compression and some simple preventive measures. Venous insufficiency, if deemed severe enough due to complications (like ulcerations), can be treated with surgery. Even with surgery, complete correction, from the pure sense of the word, is not the correct language. You would still have compression stockings recommended after the procedure.
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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

I've been elevating my legs overnight due to fluid retention when I wake in the morning the swelling has gone but now they've swelled up again!

Fluid retention

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When you lie down and elevate your legs, the edema fluid leaves your legs and goes into your blood and you have increased urination at night. That's why your legs are less swollen in the AM. During the day, water goes to the most dependent part of your body, your legs. At 29, you are not expected to have edema. See a cardiologist or a neprhologist to find out why you do. Good luck.
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Dr. Joshua D. Moss answered:

abnormal fluid retention and swelling in the legs with minimal response to diuretics,retention onset was rapid ,could be because methadone maintenanc?

Not likely

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You should seek a full evaluation from your physician -- such swelling can be the result of cardiac, renal (kidney), liver, and/or vascular (blood vessel) problems, amongst other things.
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Dr. Victor Bonuel answered:

What causes fluid retention in the space between the clavicle and neck? My endo says its fat but it comes & goes. I'm 127# and 5'4". Ddx?

I agree with your

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endocrinologist. You have ideal body weight and if u have no other issues such as hypertension, diabetes and elevated lipids, this fatty tissue is benign. This is not fluid And this area is not a common location for fluid collection. People with Cushing's (elevated adrenal steroids) develop 'buffalo hump' where swelling is in the upper back of the area you're describing. Take care!
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What causes fluid retention?

Depends

There are a lot of reasons to retain fluid but one of the most common is due to eat too much salt. It's important to limit your salt intake to 1500mg a day or less.
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Dr. Myra L. Skluth answered:

What causes fluid retention and weight gain?

Hormones, salt

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Hormones affect fluid retention. In the week before menses many women get fluid retention. Salt intake can also affect how much fluid your body retains. Other more obscure causes are related to serious diseases such as heart failure, nephrotic syndrome(kidney disease), severe malnutrition , peripheral vascular disease. If one leg is swollen, I would worry about a blood clot.
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