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What is buccal pit?

What is buccal pit?

Normal Tooth Anatomy: A "buccal pit" is a variation of normal tooth anatomy on lower back teeth. If you look closely at a lower molar, on the cheek side, you'll see two lobes which come together with a small groove between them. Sometimes during tooth development this groove doesn't fuse all the way, leaving a small pit behind. This pit nearly always decays early in life and should be filled, ideally prior to a cavity. ...Read more

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Causes of painful, feet pitting odema?

Causes of painful, feet pitting odema?

Lots of causes...: ...And most involve either the heart, the kidneys, or both. Any problem causing painful, pitting edema requires, the care of a doctor, and not just advise over the internet. Please seek care. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes nail pitting in adults?

What causes nail pitting in adults?

Psoriasis: This is feature of psoriasis and occasionally alopecia areata., allergic hair loss. It is rarely seen in other conditions. ...Read more

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Is pitting edema serious?

Is pitting edema serious?

Yes: Putting edema is due to significant fluid retention and it is one of the common sign of congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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What causes nails pitting?

What causes nails pitting?

Nail pitting: Nail pits are usually the result of: • psoriasis (10-50% of patients have nail pits); • alopecia areata;• eczema;• reiter’s syndrome; • incontinentia pigmenti;• in children nail pitting can be a normal condition of the nail (not caused by a disease). ...Read more

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What is the scale of a pitting edema?

What is the scale of a pitting edema?

See below: Here are 2 scales below: 1+ barely detectable impression when finger is pressed into skin. 2+ slight indentation. 15 seconds to rebound 3+ deeper indentation. 30 seconds to rebound. 4+ >30 seconds to rebound. 1+ 2mm depression, barely detectable. Immediate rebound. 2+ 4mm deep pit. A few seconds to rebound. 3+ 6mm deep pit. 10-12 seconds to rebound. 4+ 8mm: very deep >20sec. ...Read more

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Causes of pitting bilateral pedal oedema?

Causes of pitting bilateral pedal oedema?

Pitting edema: Bilateral can either be caused by systemic disease or localized causes. Systemically cardiac, liver or kidneys problems can cause edema. Locally . Tight clothing, thrombophlebitis or varicose veins can cause edema. ...Read more

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My ankles are swollen and pitting can this be of my sunburn?

My ankles are swollen and pitting can this be of my sunburn?

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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Is pitting with a DVT bad?

Is pitting with a DVT bad?

Likely part of it.: The pitting is due to increased pressure in the veins as the clot blocks some of the venous return to the heart. The fluid backs up and leaks out of the vessels and into the skin and other tissues. This causes the swelling. Pitting is just when you push down and squeeze some of the water away leaving a little pit that slowly fills back in. This should all get better as the DVT improves. ...Read more

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