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1,174 Possible Causes for Leg Edema

  • Lipedema

    Lipedema of the legs; a syndrome characterized by fat legs and edema. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:1243–1250. 6. Herpertz U.[journals.lww.com] Lipedema of the legs: a syndrome characterised by fat legs and orthostatic edema. Proc Staff Meet Mayo Clin. 1940;15:184–187. 2. Foldi E, an Foldi M. Foldi M, Foldi E.[journals.lww.com] Analysis of lymphatic drainage in various forms of leg edema using two compartment lymphoscintigraphy. Lymphology 1998;31:43–55. 18.[journals.lww.com]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Complications include swelling of the legs (edema), kidney problems and fluid in the lungs.[hopkinsmedicine.org] This "right-sided" heart failure causes swelling (edema), usually in the feet and legs, and sometimes, in the abdomen.[healthcommunities.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]

  • Heart Failure

    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] A weak heart pumps less blood to your kidneys and causes fluid and water retention, resulting in swollen ankles, legs, and abdomen (called edema ) and weight gain.[webmd.com] […] swelling (edema) Neck veins that stick out (are distended) Sounds (crackles) from fluid buildup in your lungs, heard through a stethoscope Swelling of the liver or abdomen[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Kidney Failure

    Arms and legs (extremities). The physican and nursing staff will check the patients arms and legs for edema at the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment.[encyclopedia.com] Arms and legs (extremities) . The physican and nursing staff will check the patients arms and legs for edema at the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment.[encyclopedia.com] The legs are assessed for symmetrical pitting edema, a common finding.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Liver Cirrhosis

    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] As liver function decreases, fewer proteins such as albumin are produced resulting in fluid accumulation in the legs (edema) or abdomen (ascites).[liver.ca] (edema) and in the abdomen (ascites) Yellow color in the skin, mucous membranes, or eyes (jaundice) Redness on the palms of the hands In men, impotence, shrinking of the[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    A physical examination revealed bilateral leg edema.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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.com]

  • Chronic Kidney Disease

    Once the kidney is severely damaged, the symptoms of CKD can include: swelling around your eyes, called periorbital edema swelling of your legs, called pedal edema fatigue[healthline.com] Edema can occur in the legs, feet, or ankles, and less often in the hands or face.[niddk.nih.gov] Potential complications may include: Fluid retention, which could lead to swelling in your arms and legs, high blood pressure, or fluid in your lungs (pulmonary edema) A sudden[mayoclinic.org]

  • Right-Sided Heart Failure

    Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease) Symptoms for right sided heart failure are related to fluid buildup in the body: - swelling in the feet and legs ( edema ) when standing[sharecare.com] edema, abdominal right upper quadrant discomfort with nausea (especially after meals), subsequent weight loss (11 pounds) and anorexia.[austinpublishinggroup.com] Patient symptoms: Edema (swelling) in the legs and ankles Swelling of the GI tract and/or liver Impella products used during right heart failure therapies: Impella RP Heart[abiomed.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.[utswmed.org] Symptoms of mitral valve stenosis may include: Shortness of breath Cough due to fluid on the lungs (pulmonary edema) A rapid, fluttering heartbeat (palpitations) Dizziness[heartvalvedisease.nm.org]

  • Venous Insufficiency

    Chronic Venous insufficiency can cause varicose veins, leg edema, leg pain, chronic skin changes, and non-healing ulcers.[gasurgery.com] Elastic bandages are used initially until edema and ulcers resolve and leg size stabilizes; commercial compression stockings are then used.[msdmanuals.com] Venous Stasis Ulcer Manifestations Leg edema tends to be unilateral or asymmetric; bilateral symmetric edema is more likely to result from a systemic disorder (eg, heart failure[merckmanuals.com]

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