If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
Edema is the abnormal buildup of fluid in a part of the body, which can cause swelling and pain.
Some causes of edema include:
The treatment for edema depends on the cause.
Last Revised: February 1, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery
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