Edema

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 discomfor...  Read Full »


Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Also, there are no reports got through the radiologist. From the history, you have ...  Read Full »

I suffer from painful right knee and hip pain. Can I have it due to osteoid osteoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from right knee and hip pain, for more than one year. My MRI reports showed a right femoral neck stress fracture with surrounding edema and osteoid osteoma. The doctor saw my blood and MRI reports and suggested taking capsule Sunbless 60K, tablet Ezorb forte, and tablet ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would like to help you with it. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have low vitamin D levels and should continue Sunbless 60K and should also start Calcium supplements along with it. A PET (posit...  Read Full »

Are burning pain and difficulty in walking indicative of rheumatoid arthritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 53 years old with no significant medical history. I have been trying to lose weight and recently increase my level of activity by practicing yoga for 20 minutes a day. I am 5'2,'' and my weight is 141 pounds. Around last week I noticed some edema on my left upper knee that made w...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there is a visible difference in the circumference of the left thigh (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is difficult to be precise as the history and examination findings are limited. There is no history of injury. You are not at risk of...  Read Full »

What can cause swelling of the feet?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from feet swelling for the past four years. We met nearly seven to eight doctors for this issue, but she did not get any relief. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Four years is a long time to have swelling of the feet. But, since you have met so many doctors and have taken so many treatments. I suggest you to kindly send me some more data regarding your investigations, x-rays and any other investigation you have done. Also, send m...  Read Full »

Please give an opinion on my 6 months pregnant wife having placenta previa with no fetal movements..

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is six months pregnant. Till, now she is not feeling any fetal movements. Her recent ultrasound shows placenta previa. She is having pain in her stomach, along with edema on both the feet. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the symptoms you have mentioned, I feel you should immediately go to the obstetrician and get an urgent ultrasound done first to learn about the fetal well being. It is not a good sign that she has not felt the baby movements as of now. Secondly, with placenta p...  Read Full »

I am having racing heartbeat and arrhythmia with swelling of legs. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Elevated blood pressure first detected at age 18 (runs in family on maternal grandmother's side). Never really treated until age 72 (anesthesiologist requirement prior to cataract surgery). Lisinopril 20 mg and Amlodipine 10 mg. Continued until age 76 with doctor altering dosage and f...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would recommend checking thyroid hormone levels for possible thyroid gland dysfunction and continue taking antihypertensive medication. Regarding possible arrhythmia, I would recommend performing an ambulatory 24 to 48 hours ECG monitor...  Read Full »

How can whole body swelling be reduced after bypass surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an 80-year-old grandmother who went in for a triple heart bypass a year back. But she now suffers from swelling throughout her body. The diuretics will not help. How do we get this fluid out of her?  Read Full »


Dr. Tarek Algamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Getting rid of these fluids is dependent on knowing the cause of its accumulation. She may need to increase the dose or change to intravenous diuretics (to be taken in the hospital). We should check also protein levels in the blood and liver and kidney functions. Follow...  Read Full »

What causes swelling on left side of the body?

Query: Hi doctor, Four days back my right side arm, leg and foot got swollen. I am taking Levothyroxine regularly. I do not have any other issue. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Right side swelling could be due to edema, allergic inflammation or infection. I would suggest you to consult a physician and have a physical examination as soon as possible. You may need to carry out complete blood count, liver and kidney function test, hea...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Does normal diet cause edema in a liver cirrhosis patient?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is suffering from liver cirrhosis. Will the liver remain enlarged? Or do come back to its normal size after some time? Does having a normal diet develop edema?  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the details posted. Edema in cirrhosis patients is mainly due to low oncotic pressure in blood vessels because of low albumin. Cirrhosis compromise the synthetic function of the liver and so albumin production gets decreased. It is the albumin, which...  Read Full »

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