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What is it called when pedal edema gets so bad that its hard to walk?
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Pedal edema
Edema is the objective finding of excess fluid (either intra or extra cellular) in tissue.
This is unrelated to ability to walk. No matter how bad the edema in your feet gets it is still called pedal edema. However, if edema extends up to the level of the abdomen it is known as anasarca.

In brief: Pedal edema
Edema is the objective finding of excess fluid (either intra or extra cellular) in tissue.
This is unrelated to ability to walk. No matter how bad the edema in your feet gets it is still called pedal edema. However, if edema extends up to the level of the abdomen it is known as anasarca.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Lymphedema
There is asnother cause of chronic edema that can be debilitating at times and it is called lymphedema.
Many times it does not respond to diuretics and the only help is wrapping the legs tightly and keeping them elevated.

In brief: Lymphedema
There is asnother cause of chronic edema that can be debilitating at times and it is called lymphedema.
Many times it does not respond to diuretics and the only help is wrapping the legs tightly and keeping them elevated.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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In brief: Lymphadema?
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In brief: Lymphadema?
To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you , you need to give more information.
..Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns.You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better.Also tells us what it looks like..Is it discolored, swollen or point tender.The more you tell the better the answer.
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