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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   what is water retention?
Doctor :  
It is the situation where the water is retained in the body for some reason be it physiologically (normal) or due to some disease
User :   what are the symptoms
User :   could it result in my face looking bloated?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
It can lead to retention of water in mainly dependent parts \
User :   i thought only women have that problem - is that true?
Doctor :  
like legs, back due to lying down
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User :   does it have an adverse impact on the body? or is it nothing to worry about?
Doctor :   let me ask you few questions to reply to your answers
Doctor :  
Since when do you have facial swelling?
User :   i cant make out if its a 'real' swelling. my wife told me face looks bloated
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Since when is it?
Doctor :  
What is your age?
User :   35
User :   since a couple of days..
User :   does drinking beer cause it?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
It can cause too
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how is your urine?
User :   oh..i went for a trip to usa - had a lot of in, more than i usually do
Doctor :  
But it does not stay long
User :   urine - as in?
Doctor :  
How is your urine volume?
User :   its normal..
Doctor :  
color of urine?
User :   how much is normal?
User :   color - yellow, white...
Doctor :  
1000 to 1500 per day
Doctor :   sorry ml
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per day
User :   ya - guess its normal
Doctor :  
Do you have such facial bloating any time earlier?
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When did you get back from US?
User :   monday morning
User :   yes..i had it in past..i think it does not last too long
User :   probably just the beer..
Doctor :   From the answers you gave me I could think of these

Doctor :  
1) more than moderate consumption of beer
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2) Air travel for more than 24 hrs
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3) In adequate sleep
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4) Food allergy
Doctor :  
It could be any of the above or more of the above
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But never to worry
Doctor :  
It should go off in 48 to 72 hrs
User :   1, 3 are likely
User :   ok...any medication required?
Doctor :  
you keep drinking more water and urinate
Doctor :  
Put cold towel over the face for 10minutes
Doctor :  
three times a day
User :   ok
Doctor :  
You should be alright in 2 to 3 days
User :   ok...great...
Doctor :  
anything else I can help you with
User :   no...thank you..
Doctor :  
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User :   ok..
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User :   done
User :   thanks a lot
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