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261 Possible Causes for Ascites, Edema of Lower Extremity, Leg Edema

  • Heart Failure

    A 50-year-old female patient presented at the clinic with the complaint of dyspnea and abdominal distention due to ascites.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Compression stockings may be effective for lower-extremity edema.[doi.org] The weakening of the heart's pumping ability causes Blood and fluid to back up into the lungs The buildup of fluid in the feet, ankles and legs - called edema Tiredness and[medlineplus.gov]

  • Amyloidosis

    We report here a case of portal hypertension, ascites, and severe intrahepatic cholestasis as the initial presentation of hepatic amyloidosis and multiple myeloma, which followed[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] MGUS and myeloma patients that have atypical features, including unexplained weight loss; lower extremity edema, early satiety, and dyspnea on exertion should be considered[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients may experience symptoms such as foamy urine or leg edema.[nyp.org]

  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

    extremities or stomach (edema) As the disease progresses, symptoms of light-headedness or exercise-related dizziness may occur.[upmc.com] […] due to fluid retention ( edema ) Developing cyanosis (blue color to fingers and toes) Fainting Rarely, coughing up blood Cleveland Clinic News & More Cleveland Clinic News[my.clevelandclinic.org] Namely, distended neck veins, ascites, edema and tricuspid regurgitation may reflect right heart failure, whereas peripheral pulmonary bruits (very rare but highly specific[symptoma.com]

  • Hereditary Angioedema

    Edemas may involve the digestive tract resulting in a clinical picture similar to that seen in intestinal occlusion syndrome, sometimes associated with ascites and hypovolemic[web.archive.org] Typical involvement includes the face, hands, arms, legs, genitalia, and buttocks, although the edema can localize subcutaneously at any site.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] unrelated to their menstrual cycle. 38 Symptoms are described as edema of hands, legs and face, which may be real or perceived by the patient.[doi.org]

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    Venous congestion and ascites-induced increased intra-abdominal pressure are essential regarding recurrent hospitalization, morbidity and mortality.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There is mild lower-extremity edema as well. An echocardiogram reveals a normal left ventricle, but the septum is D-shaped and the right ventricle (RV) is enlarged.[clinicaladvisor.com] Symptoms of PH may include: Breathlessness Chest pain (also called angina pectoris) Dizziness Fainting (also called syncope) Loss of energy Swelling of the arms, legs, ankles[phassociation.org]

  • ALK+ Histiocytosis

    Furthermore, the impairment of liver function may cause hypoalbuminemia, edema, and ascites. Jaundice has been reported.[symptoma.com] Clinical presentation right upper quadrant pain painful hepatomegaly ascites abnormal liver function tests Pathology Toxic injury to liver s...[radiopaedia.org]

  • Liver Cirrhosis

    The serum-ascites albumin gradient value of 1.9 g/dL and the total protein level in the ascites of 3.1 g/dL indicated the ascites to have been caused by portal hypertension[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Lower extremity edema is a sign of advanced cirrhosis, as well as low serum albumin.[hepatitisc.uw.edu] A 65-year-old male with liver cirrhosis of alcoholic etiology was admitted to hospital with bilateral leg edema, ascites, and marked weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    A 4-L decrease in lower extremity edema volume was noted, but fatigue and shortness of breath increased markedly.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Complications include swelling of the legs (edema), kidney problems and fluid in the lungs.[hopkinsmedicine.org] Physical examination revealed S4, bilateral pretibial edema, and moderate amount of ascites.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Nephrotic Syndrome

    […] of the lower extremities.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] One month after oral prednisolone was started at 40 mg daily and tapered to 10 mg daily, he developed lower leg edema on both sides and marked proteinuria (10.8 g/day).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Examination revealed bilateral pedal edema and mild ascites.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cardiomyopathy

    However, after 10 infusions the patient developed dyspnea, edema of the legs, ascites and a weight gain of 10 kg because of a decompensated heart insufficiency with a reduced[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Additional symptoms may include fluid collection in the abdomen (ascites) and feet due to accumulation of fluid, congestion of the lungs, and an abnormally large liver (hepatomegaly[rarediseases.org] Leg swelling (ankle edema). Liver enlargement. Chest pain. Risk Factors Age over 60. Obesity. Smoking. Alcoholism.[rxmed.com]

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