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ABMoore22
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I recently read something similar to this. Ill find it and post here: Water Edema Syndrome:
The frog will start to swell up because of water retention. In very extreme cases, the frog may feel like a squishy water bag. A damaged lymph heart and kidney disease are common causes of water edema, and to date, there is no information as to prevention for the disorder. You can limit the amount of water that is available, or a vet can release retained water via small incisions at swell sites; but, this can be tedious, and you’ll find the end result will be the same.

Also, make sure youre using de-chlorinated water and changing it regularly. Dont know a whole lot about any other frogs than Dumpy’s and green tree frogs, but hope this helps.

Link: https://pethelpful.com/reptiles-amphibians/pac-man-frog-health#:~:text=The%20frog%20will%20start%20to,to%20prevention%20for%20the%20disorder.