Common "Edema" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Edema indicates swelling caused due to excess fluid trapped in body tissues. It often occurs in hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs. Edema can occur due to prolonged sitting or standing in one place for a long time and venous insufficiency in the legs. Eating fewer salts in the diet helps to manage it. Wearing compression socks on the swelled area and raising the part of the body affected with edema above the heart helps to control edema.

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Why am I having right knee pain without injury for more than a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an issue with my right knee. A few months back, I woke up with mild pain in my right knee. I do not recall whether doing any sports or falling or hitting anything caused it. I ignored it for a few months until it became annoying. The pain was not much, and it caused more discomfort...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the information. Since there are very few sections of the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) that you have shared, I cannot comment on the status of the ligaments and joints (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Also, there are no reports g...  Read Full »

Had Polyethylene glycol before 40 days and alcohol before 7 days. Will I get any adverse reaction?

Query: Hi doctor, I was given with Polyethylene glycol for 40 days before undergoing endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. I had symptoms of edema and consumed 200 ml of alcohol before seven days. Can I have possible adverse reactions?  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please explain about the purpose for doing colonoscopy and endoscopy. Edema can occur due to many reasons. It can occur due to nutritional deficiency.  Read Full »

My wound from a rusty nail has turned red and sore. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I stepped on a rusty nail in the garage two days ago. The area around it is somewhat red and very very sore. I cannot apply any pressure. I had my tetanus and I am on antibiotics. I had an X-ray with no foreign object found. Then I had a couple MRI scans done in the area. I would like...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your MRI foot shows a considerable amount of localized subcutaneous edema. The visualized plantar tendons do not show any signs of inflammation. No obvious retained foreign body is seen. However, a good antiseptic care is recommended. Keep a check on any discharge from ...  Read Full »

I have discomfort at the back of my throat. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, When I create suction in the back of my throat as if to pull the snot into my mouth, essentially to clear it and hock a loogie. I feel like the back top of my throat is being sucked down. Like a flap of skin or a little bullfrog action then it goes back when I stop. Not painful but unc...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you please send me a picture of your throat and oral cavity? It can be due to throat infection which will cause edema of throat and uvula and you will feel as if something is stuck in your throat. Also, let me know if phlegm trickles down from nasopharynx to throat or i...  Read Full »

Why finger shrinking is there post-replantation surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My 9-year-old son underwent a finger replantation surgery two days ago. Yesterday, the finger was quite normal but today it is becoming little dry and shrinking. How can the finger be saved? Please help. I have attached few photographs.  Read Full »

Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The replanted finger usually cannot be commented upon until 48 to 72 hours of the procedure. The finger may seem to be normal until then. The common cause of failure includes venous congestion where the finger turns bluish and edematous. As you have mentioned, the fi...  Read Full »

I have pain in the lower right part of my abdomen, edema in my leg occasionally and swollen glands in my neck. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about the low white blood cell count and neutrophil count, which has shown an increasing pattern in my bloodwork. This started two years ago and is getting worse. I get night sweats, low-grade fever and have serious digestive issues. My doctor said it is probably because I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect patient privacy) and it appears that you have dyslipidemia (an imbalance of lipids). Your low white cells and neutrophils are just a normal find...  Read Full »

My 63-year-old mother was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome two years ago and she is currently experiencing hypoalbuminemia and elevated ESR levels. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 63-year-old mother was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome two years ago. Her primary symptom at that time was generalized edema, which responded to diuretics. A kidney biopsy revealed monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance. Subsequent tests, including a CT scan, bone marrow bi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It appears that your mother has been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome and monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS). Please keep in mind that I cannot provide a definitive diagnosis or treatment plan, as he...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing scrotal pain, along with urinary tract infection and esophageal candidiasis. Do I have Fournier gangrene?

Query: Hello, doctor,I need to know if I have Fournier gangrene. I have been experiencing left scrotal pain, especially in the lower left area and behind the scrotum, for the past few days. I have had a urinary tract infection (UTI) for the past five months and have been on antibiotics, but I have been una...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. There are no features indicating Fournier gangrene in the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The testes appear normal. There are a few cysts in the epididymis and a mild varicocele, but these are not acute...  Read Full »

I am 32 years old and worried about being overweight as well as edema in my feet, ankles and legs. I do not have chest pain but I feel congested. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Currently, I am 32 years old and I am extremely overweight. I sit in front of my computer for long hours due to my job and I eat unhealthy foods. Eight months back, I took a four-hour flight and I started to have swelling on my feet, ankles, and legs. I got better after going home for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The swelling in your feet, ankles, and legs that occurred after flights may be related to a condition called edema. Prolonged sitting during the flight can contribute to poor blood circulation in the legs, leading to fl...  Read Full »

Will taking Telmisartan for long periods cause edema in my legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 60-year-old male who is quite healthy and exercise regularly. I have been taking 80 mg Telmisartan for 20 years and taking one Diclofenac or Naproxen tablet daily for arthritis. Last few years, my legs have been swelling with edema, which has increased my weight. I have been resear...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I think we should first rule out heart failure and kidney disease because both are common with hypertension and cause edema feet. So, if possible first get done echocardiography and kidney function tests. It will be of great help if you can ...  Read Full »

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