What other symptoms might occur with fluid retention?
Fluid retention may accompany other symptoms that vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that frequently accompany fluid retention may also involve other body systems.
Cardiovascular symptoms that may occur along with fluid retention
Fluid retention may accompany other symptoms affecting the cardiovascular system including:
Other symptoms that may occur along with fluid retention
Fluid retention may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:
- Decreased body hair, especially in areas of swelling
- Discomfort or pain in the part of your body that is affected by swelling
- Reduced ability to move the part of your body that is affected by swelling
- Skin changes in areas affected by swelling, including thickening and loss of elasticity
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, fluid retention may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
- Chest pain or pressure
- Difficulty breathing
- Inability to urinate or reduced urination
What is fluid retention?
Fluid retention (edema) is excess fluid that collects in the tissues in your body. Most commonly, fluid retention is marked by swelling of your feet and lower legs, but swelling could also occur in your arms, hands, face, or other areas of the body.... Read more about fluid retention introduction
What causes fluid retention?
Fluid retention is caused by too much fluid in your body tissues. There are a variety of causes, including changes in the levels of minerals and proteins in your blood and tissues, heart failure, kidney failure, and certain medicines.... Read more about fluid retention causes