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How venous obstruction can cause localised edema?

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In brief: Venous stasis

Veins can cause local edema as a result of poor blood flow.
Veins permit the return of blood to the heart to be pumped out again oxygen rich. When a vein becomes obstructed, blood backs up into the tissues and can cause swelling/ edema to occur.

In brief: Venous stasis

Veins can cause local edema as a result of poor blood flow.
Veins permit the return of blood to the heart to be pumped out again oxygen rich. When a vein becomes obstructed, blood backs up into the tissues and can cause swelling/ edema to occur.
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