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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Mild fever everyday since last 15 days. Severe lower back pain. Also, pain in the insets of both feet (however, no swelling. Hurts like wound). HELP!!

Mild fever everyday since last 15 days. Severe lower back pain. Also, pain in the insets of both feet (however, no swelling. Hurts like wound). HELP!!

Fever and pain: Low-grade fever and joint pain may be seen in a number of inflammatory conditions. I usually recommend that that might patients try over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications such as Tylenol. I also recommend that she be evaluated by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I take voltaren (diclofenac) 2x/day for chronic low back pain. But I also have swelling in hand/foot/knee that it doesn't help.I'm late 30's.What else could it be?

Voltaren (diclofenac): I would go see a doctor if i were you. What you got could be due to many different things, and more pertinent history such as would be necessary to throw some possible causes at you. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, arthritis due to inflammatory bowel disease or chronic hepatitis, or complex regional pain syndrome/rds are some of the possible causes. Voltaren (diclofenac) could be bad for your heart and kidneys. ...Read more

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Pain under ribs both sides, joint pain, back pain, all over swelling, low grade fevers, loss of appetite?

Pain under ribs both sides, joint pain, back pain, all over swelling, low grade fevers, loss of appetite?

See your doctor: It's hards to pinpoint what you have without a medical exam and work up... You may need lab work (blood draw). Good luck. ...Read more

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Have CKD stage 3-Had UTI 1 mth ago went fine, now bad hip and low back pain goes up to the neck no swelling or fever, could be related to my kidneys?

Have CKD stage 3-Had UTI 1 mth ago went fine, now bad hip and low back pain goes up to the neck no swelling or fever, could be related to my kidneys?

Too complicated . .: Your symptoms may or may not be related.However,since you have CKD at the age of 48 yrs, I would anticipate that you have other medical problems as well. Unfortunately, this is really not the correct forum to try to tease out the cause of your symptoms-I would expect that you already have a Nephrologist as well as an internist/family doctor. PLEASE contact them for further evaluation. Best of luck ...Read more

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I'm have lower back pain and shoulder and neck pain my hand and arm swelling headache?

I'm have lower back pain and shoulder and neck pain my hand and arm swelling headache?

Let me try to help: Are those symptoms are recent or been there for long time? If they recent they could indicate start of systemic disease. I would recommend visit to primary care and have do exam and lab work to see what is going on. Are healthy other wise? If you are this what I would recommend. Good luck. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has lots problems headaches, short of breath, swelling of veins, extreme lower back pain, arms legs, wrist and hands swallen?

My boyfriend has lots problems headaches, short of breath, swelling of veins, extreme  lower back pain, arms legs, wrist and hands swallen?

Need careful exam: Most important, he needs a visit to a doctor (perhaps a cardiologist) for a detailed history, physical exam, appropriate blood tests, an ecg, and a urinalysis. The rest of the testing and therapy will depend upon his diagnoses. ...Read more

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Shooting pains down my arm. Numb tingling and swelling in my lower arms, wrists, hands and fingers, swollen legs, lower back pain and mottled skin?

Shooting pains down my arm. Numb tingling and swelling in my lower arms, wrists, hands and fingers, swollen legs, lower back pain and mottled skin?

Not good: Go to nearest Emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Mottled skin is a sign that there are changes in the blood vessels below the skin causing a patchy bluish purplish color a sign of decreased circulation. You need to find out what condition is causing these symptoms!!! ...Read more

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Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

See your doctor: It's important with all these symptoms mentioned that you seek evaluation with your primary care doctor to figure out what could be causing all these symptoms. There are various thing that could result in some of those symptoms. It may not be only one cause. It could have some vascular component, a metabolic component, a neurologic component, nutrient deficiency component, or none-of-the-above. ...Read more

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Neck & back pain with low grade fever...Had infection in my hand 6 weeks ago...Related?

Neck & back pain with low grade fever...Had infection in my hand 6 weeks ago...Related?

Probably not: Most likely are not related, however when you have fever you can also get achiness and sore muscles due to the infectious disease.If the infection in your hand is cured and( should be after six weeks) probably is not what is causing your back and neck pain. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, itching all over , frequent fevers, im loosing weight without dieting, deformed hands, lower spine intensive pain.Trouble walk?

I have lower back pain, itching all over , frequent fevers, im loosing weight without dieting, deformed hands, lower spine intensive pain.Trouble walk?

Needs workup: Boy, it sounds like you've have a lot of issues that have come up. I would see your physician this week. Many things will need to be looked into including infection, inflammatory conditions (i.e. Autoimmune diseases), and malignancies. Please get help and good luck. ...Read more

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Back pain fevers cloudy and foul smelling urine painful urination swelling in vaginal entrance history of bladder/kidney infections. Ideas?

Back pain
fevers
cloudy and foul smelling urine
painful urination
swelling in vaginal entrance
history of bladder/kidney infections.
Ideas?

Another episode: Sounds like a repeat urinary infection. Testing to confirm and find which bug and medicineis needed would be best. To avoid these, discuss sexual activity-if pertinent- with your provider. ...Read more

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Mom having a swelling on her left wrist. She also has a back pain. What may be the cause for this? She has had servical problems before.

Mom having a swelling on her left wrist. She also has a back pain. What may be the cause for this? She has had servical problems before.

Wrist, neck, back: These issues could be very different or the same the could be related by arthritis or one could be muscular and another the joint and the third from a discount disorder. Wrist swelling without reason needs to be worked up. Please have your mother see you primary care physician. ...Read more

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My wrist is burning. I have no rash, no swelling, no warmth of the skin, no fever, no bumps or anything. I have not injured my wrist. ?

My wrist is burning. I have no rash, no swelling, no warmth of the skin, no fever, no bumps or anything. I have not injured my wrist. ?

R/o CTS. : Carpal tunnel syndrome with compression of the nerves passing beneath wrist.Band called flexor band causes like burning over wrist and hand.Similalry any old injuries at higher level above the level of wrist from neck level somewhere in the past with surfacing nerve damage now can cause. Cervical rib the extension of cer.L spine's lateral projection into a rib like str)can by pr. On ns in neck. ...Read more

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I've had abdomanolol pain back pain headaches high liver enzymes fever vomiting rash today found tick in scalp Rocky Mountain fever am I gonna die?

I've had abdomanolol pain back pain headaches high liver enzymes fever vomiting rash today found tick in scalp  Rocky Mountain fever am I gonna die?

See a doctor: If you have high fever, you should see a doctor. If you do not have a doctor, go to the nearest hospital emergency room for a check up and treatment, as soon, as possible. ...Read more

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Seems like stomach flu,vomiting,light headedness,can't stand,severe back pain, numb hands and shaking,extreme nausea,can't hold anything down. ER?

Always be safe.: With the severity of your symptoms, without knowing why you're having them, the safest thing would be to get to the ED for an evaluation. ...Read more

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For 5+yrs IV had progressive/extreme fatigue joint/neck/back pain headaches rash on knees/elbows, tingling/burning/pain legs feet arms hands. Ideas?

For 5+yrs IV had progressive/extreme fatigue joint/neck/back pain headaches rash on knees/elbows, tingling/burning/pain legs feet arms hands. Ideas?

Also Lyme disease: If you have been bitten by a tick or live near the woods (or frequently go camping), consider getting tested for Lyme disease as well. Some of the symptoms, especially the (migratory?) rash are reminiscent of Lyme disease. ...Read more

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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old  is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more