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Angioedema Causes and Types

Types of Angioedema Angioedema can be characterized as : This is an immune reaction to an allergen. Symptoms may appear within the first 2 hours after exposure to the allergen and usually settle within 3 days. Urticaria is usually present but not always. Acquired Angioedema This type of angioedema is associated with >> Read More ...

Diabetes, Leg and Feet Swelling on Both Sides With Numbness

Cathy Asked : I am a 52 year old female and recently I have been experiencing persistent swelling of both legs which were paining at first but now there is some numbness. I was diagnosed with diabetes around the age of 45 and over the past 3 years I have been on metformin. I do not have any leg sores or anything of the >> Read More ...

Diseases That Cause Edema (Localized or Generalized Swelling)

Edema is caused by four possible mechanisms. As mentioned in the pathophysiology of edema, the cause of edema may be due to fluid accumulation within the tissue space because  : High pressure within the blood vessels pushes out fluid into tissue spaces (increased hydrostatic pressure). The blood vessel walls are too >> Read More ...

Edema (Swelling) and Anasarca (Generalized Body Swelling)

Edema Definition Edema is the medical term for excessive fluid accumulation within the interstitial space (between cells) or within the cavities of the body. This does not include fluid within the bladder or in the gastrointestinal tract (gut). Edema may be localized, affecting only one organ or area of the body or it can >> Read More ...

Diarrhea With Skin Rash, Itch, Tingling, Jaundice or Swelling

ACUTE Diarrhea and Skin Symptoms Acute, sudden onset diarrhea occurring together with skin symptoms, like itch, tingling, swelling or rash may be caused by: Childhood viral infections, like measles, scarlatina, rubella, chicken pox, infectious mononucleosis Food allergies may cause itchy skin and urticaria (a patchy, >> Read More ...

Swollen Arm & Swelling of the Hand, Forearm, Fingers

Swelling (edema) of the arm is an indication of inflammation or disturbances of blood or lymph flow causing a swollen appearance of the hand, forearm or fingers. The swelling may be accompanied by other signs and symptoms which may assist with diagnosing the cause of the swollen >> Read More ...