Resulting from injury or inflammation, edema causes small blood vessels to leak fluid into tissues swell. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Pulmonary edema occurs when the lung's alveoli fill with fluid and prevent the normal exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
Bone marrow edema in the knee, also known as a bone marrow lesion, is a buildup of fluid in the bone marrow commonly caused by osteoarthritis.
Cerebral edema is brain swelling as a result of an injury, restricting blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Reviewed by a board-certified neurologist.
Some people who have COPD may find that their ankles swell. This, called edema, may result from pulmonary hypertension—a complication of the disease.
Peripheral edema, a collection of fluid in the lower extremities, carries a greater risk for people with diabetes. Learn more about this condition.
Treatment for macular edema differs based on underlying cause. Learn more about the causes of macular edema and how it's diagnosed.
Edema is common among preemies and can be easily treated. Learn more about edema and how doctors treat it.
Enemas may be used to clear the bowel prior to surgery or a test (such as a colonoscopy) or for constipation, but homemade enemas may be dangerous.
Many people turn to enemas or laxatives to have a bowel movement. However, enemas are not harmless, and using them to treat constipation has risks.