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For the past year, my entire body has started to swell up. Docs at Mayo say I have about 50 lbs of retention, but have no idea what caused it. Help?

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Dr. Atul Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Anasarca

Increased swelling can be due to many issues but usually either heart/lung disease, liver disease, and kidney disease are common.
A good history and physical exam should clue your docs. Based on that information test can be ordered. The history you have given doesn't point to a cause. Stopping all NSAIDs would help since they can contribute to edema. Contact your doc. Best of luck

In brief: Anasarca

Increased swelling can be due to many issues but usually either heart/lung disease, liver disease, and kidney disease are common.
A good history and physical exam should clue your docs. Based on that information test can be ordered. The history you have given doesn't point to a cause. Stopping all NSAIDs would help since they can contribute to edema. Contact your doc. Best of luck
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