In-depth

Risk factors

Pregnancy and obesity

Being obese during pregnancy can pose health risks for you and your baby. Get the facts about obesity and pregnancy.

Symptoms

Edema

Edema — swelling caused by excess fluid in tissues — can affect any part of your body. Treating the underlying cause is key to resolving edema.

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

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