Does CHF cause unilateral pitting edema?

Unilateral edema. CHF is systemic meaning symmetrical but if one limb has outflow obstruction it could be more edematous than the other.

Related Questions

Can pitting edema of the lower extremities be caused by CHF also having respiratory difficulty?

Time to see doctor. Heart failure does lead to edema in the legs. A person with difficulty breathing needs to see his doctor right away, or be seen in the E.R. Right away. Other problems can be occurring at the same time that there is heart failure, such as fluid in the lungs, pneumonia, heart attack, etc.... Read more...

Today I'm trying compression stockings for pitting edema. But when I put them on I feel pressure in my face and head, why? -dvt, -chf, -ckd, +hbp, +dm

Compression . The hose are likely working pushing fluid into the venous system and the central venous pressure increase is being felt in your face. Read more...
Hard work. It is likely that what you are experiencing is completely normal. Chances are that you have to bend over to pull your stockings on. If they fit properly and they are tight enough, you probably also have to strain to put them on. Under those circumstances, there aren't many people who won't feel some pressure in their face and head. But a doctor's check up is never a bad idea, if you are worried. Read more...

Pitting edema, very bad in one shin and slight to nothing in other, traceprotein, GFR 94, alt:57, ast:39, alk:61 bb total:1.7, PLT 130, cr: 0.9, INR 1.1, -chf, -dvt, +hbp, +dm, what is causing this?

Venous Compression. Pressure on the vein draining the leg of the side involved is another possibility. There may be extrinsic (outside of the vein) pressure from something like a fibroid on an iliac vein. Sometimes a crossing artery can compress the vein. If the edema is persistent a ct of the abdomen and pelvis may show the cause. Read more...
Vascular issue. Pitting edema of 1 leg is unlikely to be a systemic issue such as chf, kidney failure. You state negative deep vein thrombosis. I would suspect a previous vascular injury with poor venous outflow from the leg causing swelling. Either trauma or previous dvt. This c, ould be higher in the leg or in the pelvis. Lymphatic obstruction in the pelvis with canc or previous surgery should be considered. Read more...
Venous insufficiency. I would recommend you have a venous ultrasound study to check for venous insufficiency with reflux evaluation. If the venous valves are incompetent, the blood does not flow back to your heart correctly and may pool in your veins, causing the edema. Therapeutic options depend on the exact cause. Read more...

I have +5 pitting edema in the lower extremities bilaterally. I also have shortness of breath when supine. Is this congestive heart failure?

It sure fits. Hi. CHF is very likely in your setting, but volume overload from kidney disease can cause the same symptoms. Are you making normal amounts of urine? I can't imagine you haven't seen a doctor about this. What has she/he said was the cause? CHF is easy to diagnose and can result from a variety of causes. Need more info to tell you any more. Read more...
Pitting Edema and. shortness of breath when laying supine certainly are suspicious of CHF. It is time for you to SEE a doctor, who can conduct a hands-on exam, get the appropriate studies and get you started on appropriate medications if needed. Don't wait. The longer you wait the more likely of permanent sequelae will develop. Read more...

Had chest x ray and blood work and ekg 1 month ago. All normal. Now have developed pitting edema in legs and ankles. Could this be heart failure?

Edema. Right heart failure is one of the causes of lower extremity edema. There are others such as venous incompetence or obstruction, protein deficiency and others . Read more...
Is this new? If you have developed sudden swelling in both legs, you need to be checked right away to find out what is going on. As Dr. Weisberger says, CHF is just one of the problems. We don't know what meds you are on, or whether you drink alcohol or smoke, or take any meds, so it's not possible to say what else it could be. Since CHF is just one of the possibilities, and a very serious, one, get seen . Read more...

Is pitting edema caused by hypothyroidism?

Possible. There are man causes of pitting edema. Most associated with capillary leakage of some sort in the extremities. This is often associated with cardiac dysfunction. However, there are many causes. Hypothyroidism in severe form is one of these causes. However, for specific information consult your doctor for more details. Read more...

What is pitting edema and what causes it. Is a bad heart?

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...

What is the most effective OTC diuretic/h20 pill to eliminate retained fliud caused by pitting edema?

Restrict salt. Edema can result from hypertension and heart failure; if your BP is 125/80 or less, and you have no heart problem or leg vein problem, then go to the following article on otc diuretics: http://progressivehealth.Hubpages.Com/hub/otc-diuretics-and-edema also, restrict your salt intake to avoid edema. Read more...

What can cause pitting edema in only one leg?

A lot of diseases.. . generally, we think of systemic diseases (heart failure, cirrhoss) causing bilateral edema. those are less likely if it is confined to one leg. conditions that cause it: - Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot) - Chronic Venous insufficiency - lymphedema (from surgery or trauma)- edema more often nonpitting there are many more, which is why you must see your doctor and have it evaluated. . Read more...