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Fluid retention

Also known as Fluid imbalance, Holding water, Anasarca, and Generalized Edema

Water retention can refer to:

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of fluid retention are hypovolemia, pyogenic skin infection, and heart failure. Other possible causes, such as acute kidney injury, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with fluid retention, 44% report having ache all over, 44% report having vomiting, and 32% report having shortness of breath.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with fluid retention often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, intravenous fluid replacement, plain x-ray, urinalysis, glucose measurement, kidney function tests and electrolytes panel .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with fluid retention include metolazone, dolasetron (anzemet), albumin human, usp (albutein), probenecid, nilutamide, ethacrynic acid (ea), factor viii, nesiritide, alka seltzer, bacitracin topical, oxytetracycline/phenazopyridine/sulfamethizol, ivermectin and hydrocortisone-iodoquinol topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for fluid retention include .

Age

< 1 years
0.9x
1-4 years
1.0x
5-14 years
0.8x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
1.1x
75+ years
1.5x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.0x
Other
0.9x
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