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A swollen foot in a case of pitting oedema, showing the indent made through thumb pressure. Oedema (also called dropsy) describes the accumulation of fluid in the body tissues. Subcutaneous oedema occurs in the lower limbs due to the influence of gravity and may occur in women prior to menstruation.
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