129 Possible Causes for Leg Edema in USA

  • Edema

    Causes of Edema There can be a variety of causes of leg edema. … A buildup of this excess fluid is a common cause of leg edema as well as swelling of the face, feet, and ankles. … Talk to your doctor or health care provider if you notice prolonged leg swelling as it can be a sign of leg edema.[1]

  • Pulmonary Edema

    Leg edema can make the legs feel heavy. … Pregnancy : Mild leg edema is common during pregnancy. … Fluid leaks into the abdomen and can also cause leg edema.[2]

  • Brain Abscess

    Leg edema can make the legs feel heavy. … Pregnancy : Mild leg edema is common during pregnancy. … Fluid leaks into the abdomen and can also cause leg edema.[3]

  • Pulmonary Hypertension

    Other symptoms are fatigue, dizziness, swelling in the ankles or legs (edema), bluish lips and skin (cyanosis), chest pain, racing pulse and palpitations. … The population included 203 patients with COPD and either a PaO2 below 55 mmHg or a PaO2 below 60 mmHg with coexisting polycythemia, leg edema, or cor pulmonale on the electrocardiogram[4] [5]

  • Cervical Cancer

    The triad of leg edema, pain, and hydronephrosis suggests pelvic wall involvement.[6]

  • Thyrotropin

    CASE REPORT A woman, 76 years old, was admitted to our hospital for fatigability, puffy face and leg edema in August, 1992. … On admission, (in August, 1992), she appeared clinically to be myxoedematous because of puffy face and non-pitting leg edema. … She got subtotal thyroidectomy before about four years of her admission to our hospital because of fatigability, puffy face and leg edema.[7]

  • Pericarditis

    (edema) Chronic pericarditis does not cause pain. … Fluid pooling between the two layers of the membrane that covers the lungs (the pleura) Shortness of breath Swelling as fluid accumulates in the abdomen (ascites) or the legs[8]

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
    Leg Edema

    Thrombus that involves the iliac bifurcation, the pelvic veins, or the vena cava produces leg edema that is usually bilateral rather than unilateral.[9]

  • Venous Insufficiency
    Leg Edema

    Chronic Venous insufficiency can cause varicose veins, leg edema, leg pain, chronic skin changes and non-healing ulcers. … Clinical manifestations of chronic venous insufficiency include swollen legs (edema), hyperpigmentation, and venous stasis ulcers or dermatitis (see pictures). … Non-pitting leg edema is difficult to treat.[10] [11] [12]

  • Mural Thrombosis

    No leg edema was noted. … Auscultation failed to detect any obvious murmur or rales, and peripheral leg edema was not observed. … The patient’s family history was unremarkable, but she did present with lower back pain and severe, bilateral leg edema.[13] [14]

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  7. A Case of Idiopathic Thyrotropin TSH Deficiency, http://www.kjim.org/journal/view.php?number=15370
  8. Chronic Pericarditis - Cedars-Sinai, https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Health-Co…
  9. Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) Clinical Presentation: History, Physical Examination, Pulmonary Embolism, http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1911303-c…
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  11. What Is Edema? Pictures, Types, Symptoms & Treatment, http://www.medicinenet.com/edema/page7.htm
  12. Venous Insufficiency, http://fitsweb.uchc.edu/student/selectives/Luzi…
  13. Three Different Morphologies of Inferior Vena Cava Thrombosis: Case Reports, http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crivam/2014/349213/
  14. Unusual appearance of a left ventricular mural thrombus, http://www.hcplive.com/journals/cardiology-revi…