Lower Extremity Edema
Lower extremity swelling, also known as edema, occurs when fluid accumulates in the legs.
A surprisingly wide variety of medical conditions including disorders of the following:
- Intestinal tract
- Immune system
- Lymphatic system
- Blood vessels
These types of disorders can result in lower extremity swelling (edema).
Vein problems are a common cause of leg swelling. In many patients leg swelling may be the only symptom of venous disease.