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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is idiopathic edema?

Idiopathic edoema is a fluid retention syndrome characterized by swelling of the face, hands, trunk, and limbs in premenopausal women who do not have heart, liver or kidney disease.

Symptoms of idiopathic edema

  • Swelling of any body part

Questions your doctor may ask to check for idiopathic edema

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose idiopathic edema

  • Do you have any swelling in any part of your body?

Treatment for idiopathic edema

Treatment of idiopathic edema includes avoidance of excessive salt intake, avoiding standing or sitting for long periods of time and medication to reduce the fluid retention.

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  • Kay A, Davis CL. Idiopathic edema. Am J Kidney Dis. 1999 Sep;34(3):405-23. doi: 10.1016/s0272-6386(99)70067-3. PMID: 10469850.

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