Swelling on Any Part of the Body
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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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About the Symptom

Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in the body's tissues. Although edema can affect any part of the body, you may notice it more in the hands, arms, feet, ankles and legs.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Swelling on any part of the body

Possible causes

Generally, Swelling on any part of the body can be related to:

  • Deep vein thrombosis

    A condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually affecting the legs. The blood clot impairs blood circulation. Sometimes, the clots can dislodge and travel to an artery in your lung, which is a medical emergency.

  • Idiopathic edema

    Idiopathic edema 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.

  • Nephrotic syndrome

    A condition where the blood vessels in your kidneys get damaged and leak protein. Common causes include autoimmune (the body's immune system attacking itself) and diabetic kidney disease. It causes swelling in your body, usually in the feet and ankles.

  • Lymphedema
  • Varicose veins . chronic venous insufficiency . stasis dermatitis

Related serious diseases

Sometimes, Swelling on any part of the body may be related to these serious diseases:

Doctor's Diagnostic Questions

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom:

  • Do you have any swelling in your body?

  • Is your face swollen?

  • Do your eyelids look puffy?

  • Are your hands or arms swollen?

  • Are your legs swollen?

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References

  • Whiting E, McCready ME. Pitting and non-pitting oedema. Med J Aust. 2016 Aug 15;205(4):157-8. doi: 10.5694/mja16.00416. PMID: 27510340.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.5694/mja16.00416

  • Courtnadge C, Madsen F, Bygum A. [Idiopathic oedema]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2017 Nov 27;179(48):V06170450. Danish. PMID: 29208198.

    https://ugeskriftet.dk/videnskab/idiopatisk-oedem

  • Swelling - Mount Sinai

    https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/symptoms/swelling#:~:text=Swelling%20is%20the%20enlargement%20of,of%20the%20body%20(localized).

Reviewed By:

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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