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leak

Medtalk An oozing of blood or other fluid–eg, CSF–from a place where it was previously contained. See Cerebrospinal fluid leak, Warning leak.

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Q. What causes fluid to leak from the legs?

A. It may be caused by chronic venous insufficiency - when the veins of your leg are not competent enough to drain the blood from the legs. It causes accumulation of blood in your legs, and the elevated pressure of the blood causes the water in the blood to leak out of the blood vessels.

You may read more here: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000203.htm

Q. HOW CAN YOU STOP LEAKING LEGS CAUSED BY EDEOMA AND WHAT CAN WE USE TO COVER THE LEG TO STOP HIS TROUSERS RUBBI MY SON IS VERY OVER WEIGHT AND HAS VERY BAD LEGS WHICH LEAK WATER ALL DAY HE IS A TAXI DRIVER WITH HIS OWN BUSSINESS HE TAKES ANTIBIOTICS TO STOP INFECTIONS BUT FINDS HIS LEGS GET SOCKED WHAT DRESSING COULD HE USE

A. from your question it seems to me that your son needs to take care of his problem,what does his DR say? wrapping his legs up my not be the right answer,because that fluid has to go somewhere? antibiotics are good,but sooner or later infection can take over,once his body adjust to them,in other words he cannot take them forever.right now trying to cover up the symtoms of his problems is not the right thing to do. OBESITY,is what your sons diag is the complications of obesity are;hypertension(high blood pressure)--stokes are twice as likely to accur in obese people. coronary heart disease is more common,particularly in obese men,under the age of 40yrs. diabetes mellitus,increased rick of cancer of the colon,rectum cancer,prostrate cancer joint and arthritis problems,that are agrravated by obesity.(hips)(knees)(back).some people who have been seriously obese for much of there lives can lose weight without regaining it. as when trying to give up smoking or alcohol,the essential elem

Q. MY friends body is leaking and he smells awful. He also has a skin rash. He stinks.Can I help him.He is big. smokes too much,and does shower but he still smells. I need to get him in a chairty hospital. If ignored what will happened. Thank You Bettye

A. HI betty,thank god he has a friend like you--I dont like saying this but,your friend is killing himself,and the sooner you try to get him into a hospital the better--it not going to be easy-but you can only try.At this point he is at risk of LUNG CANCER--A VERY BAD INFECTION--AND CARDIAC ARREST,because of his weight,eating is an addiction,and people die from it,also people die from respiratory arrest because of his weight--stay strong--mrfoot56

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In this voyage, being by contrary winds obliged to beat up and down a great while in the Straits of Malacca and among the islands, we were no sooner got clear of those difficult seas than we found our ship had sprung a leak, but could not discover where it was.
Poor Huck was in the same state of wretchedness and terror, for Tom had told the whole story to the lawyer the night before the great day of the trial, and Huck was sore afraid that his share in the business might leak out, yet, notwithstanding Injun Joe's flight had saved him the suffering of testifying in court.
Such a leak could not be stopped; and the Scotia, her paddles half submerged, was obliged to continue her course.
Rather hastily, I may as well confess, for I feared my courage might leak away
They had lost their masts and sprung a leak in a hurricane; drifted for weeks, always at the pumps, met more bad weather; the ships they sighted failed to make them out, the leak gained upon them slowly, and the seas had left them nothing to make a raft of.
Our music consisted of the well-mixed strains of a melodeon which was a little asthmatic and apt to catch its breath where it ought to come out strong, a clarinet which was a little unreliable on the high keys and rather melancholy on the low ones, and a disreputable accordion that had a leak somewhere and breathed louder than it squawked--a more elegant term does not occur to me just now.
The flat began to leak and I climbed out on the pile.
It became necessary to employ very powerful pumps and compressed-air engines to drain it off, so as to close up the orifice from whence it issued; just as one stops a leak on board ship.
It was a small cavity under ten feet of water; but I think that I can warrant the pond not to need soldering till they find a worse leak than that.
He saw where his boat leaked, but he did not look for the leak, perhaps purposely deceiving himself.
One or two stiff gales and the springing of a leak are accidents which experienced navigators scarcely remember to record, and I shall be well content if nothing worse happen to us during our voyage.
It eased before morning, and next day the sky cleared, and as the sea went down the leak took up.