3,319 Possible Causes for Leg Edema

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  • Venous Insufficiency

    Non-pitting leg edema is difficult to treat.[medicinenet.com] Leg ulcers and edema: a study exploring the prevalence, aetiology, and possible significance of edema in venous ulcers. Phlebology. 1990;5:181-187. 10.[phlebolymphology.org] Patients often develop fluid retention ( edema ) in the affected limb.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Lipedema

    : Non-pitting edema Lots of edema; some pitting; some fibrosis Pitting edema No edema Often edema, but can also occur without edema in earlier stages Presence of Stemmer Sign[en.wikipedia.org] The pitting edema seen in lymphedema and in edema due to congestive heart failure is generally not seen in lipedema.[lymphedema.com] Stage 4 – Irreversible edema, complications lead to lipo-lymphedema (lipedema with secondary lymphedema). Very large overhanging masses of skin and fat are present.[compressionstockingssite.com]

  • Nephrotic Syndrome

    The edema that is present in the legs may also be occurring in the kidney tissue itself and can interfere with the kidneys' ability to clean the blood.[healthcommunities.com] Reducing salt in your diet can help to control blood pressure and swelling (edema).[kidney.org] Protein loss causes low protein count in the blood (hypoalbuminemia) and edemas (excess fluid in the interstitial cavity which is between the cells, causes leg swelling most[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    […] tenderness in one leg Skin that feels warm to the touch Swelling (edema) of one leg Texas Health is committed to providing quality care to heart and vascular patients throughout[texashealth.org] Tenderness, swelling of the whole leg, 3 cm difference in circumference between calves, pitting edema, and collateral superficial veins may be most specific; DVT is likely[merckmanuals.com] Damage to your veins from the blood clot reduces blood flow in the affected areas, which can cause: Persistent swelling of your legs (edema) Leg pain Skin discoloration Skin[mayoclinic.org]

  • Heart Failure

    Fluid backed up in the veins is forced out into the tissues, causing swelling (edema), usually in the feet and legs.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Puffy leg swelling (edema) is a sign of right heart failure, especially if the edema is pitting edema .[emedicinehealth.com] 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]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Your child's neck veins will be examined for swelling, and legs will be checked for edema. Laboratory tests help confirm the diagnosis.[luriechildrens.org] This "right-sided" heart failure causes swelling (edema), usually in the feet and legs, and sometimes, in the abdomen.[healthcommunities.com] Edema is especially noticeable in the legs because the lower half of the body drains into the right side of the heart .[health.howstuffworks.com]

  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency

    […] or lightheadedness Swollen feet or legs Blood clots Chest pain[heartvalvedisease.nm.org] : Severe fluid retention in the legs or abdomen can indicate right-sided heart failure.[utswmedicine.org] A buildup of fluid in the legs and feet, called edema . Acute mitral valve regurgitation is an emergency. Symptoms come on rapidly.[webmd.com]

  • Castleman Disease

    […] swelling (edema) Skin rashes The symptoms of MCD usually come on gradually.[sylvant.com] ) in the legs and abdomen, and enlarged lymph nodes and spleen .[cancer.gov] Continued… • Nausea and vomiting • Nerve damage that leads to numbness and weakness (neuropathy) • Leg swelling (edema) • Skin rashes • Secondary amyloidosis • Anemia is very[slideshare.net]

  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

    […] personal blood clot history Spleen removal Long-term use of intravenous catheters, including those for dialysis Symptoms Shortness of breath Chest pain Fatigue Palpitations Edema[houstonmethodist.org] These blood clots usually form in the legs that break loose and then travel to the lung.[upmc.com] All patients with a clearly defined source of emboli arising from the deep leg veins received inferior cava filter before surgery.[academic.oup.com]

  • Liver Cirrhosis

    These include : Ascites or edema: Ascites is a buildup of fluid in the abdomen, and edema is a buildup of fluid in the legs.[medicalnewstoday.com] As liver function decreases, fewer proteins such as albumin are produced resulting in fluid accumulation in the legs (edema) or abdomen (ascites).[liver.ca] (Pitting edema refers to the fact that pressing a fingertip firmly against an ankle or leg with edema causes an indentation in the skin that persists for some time after release[rxlist.com]

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