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What Is Edema And What Causes It
Can be cause by an : Increase in intravascular pressure like congestive heart failure, decrease oncotic intravascular pressure like liver disease( cirrhosis), kidney disease( nephrotic syndrome, renal failure), simple vascular venous insufficiency, venous clot, allergic reaction, pregnancy, drug induced like ibuprofen(mild). See your physician for a good history and physical exam. ...Read more
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
Varies: Sub articular means below the articular cartilage of a joint, edema is a fluid signal seen in the marrow that makes it a different color on MRI. Multiple causes. For example sub articular bone edema in the tibia would suggest either a fracture or severe arthritis in the knee; less commonly caused by infection or cancer. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was on lasix (furosemide) when needed. After putting on 14 lbs.in 2 months, I was put on bumix. What causes edema throughout the body?
Internal: derangement of the knee joint including cartilage teats of the ACL, PCL, lateral ligament or infrapatellar tendinitis. Trauma can also cause effusion or hemarthrosis ( blood in the knee joint ). No matter what you must be examined and x-rayed, probably will need an MRI or a diagnostic aspiration of the joint fluid. Call for an orthopedic consultation asap. ...Read more
PCOS and edema: Some patients with pcos -like syndromes have fluid retention due to the enzymatic changes that occur. These patients may have high blood pressure or other symptoms as well. Other pcos patients may have the swelling related to water retention that occurs and may need medications for the retention. It's important to find out the underlying cause before taking any medications. See your doctor first. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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