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Doctor insights on: Back Swelling And Pain

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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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Lipoma on back, swelling around that w/pain that wraps around side into abdomen on left side any ideas?

Lipoma on back, swelling around that w/pain that wraps around side into abdomen on left side any ideas?

Back swelling : Lipomas are benign fatty tissue (sometimes referred to as tumors) that is movable within the fatty layer area. Sometimes these lipomas may envelope a nerve near the area and can compress it if pressed upon or swelling is noted. This compression of the nerve causes the radiating pain you may be describing. However boils or cysts may do the same, you may need that checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain on the right side, constant, deep radiating pain on side and lower back. Also some swelling of pain area, nausea, loss of appetite. Appendix?

Pain on the right side, constant, deep radiating pain on side and lower back. Also some swelling of pain area, nausea, loss of appetite. Appendix?

RLQ pain: Although there are many things that can cause RLQ abdominal pain in a Young woman, one of the considerations is the possibility of appendicitis, especially if this is a new pain which has not been present before. Since appendicitis can be an emergency, you should be seen ASAP. I would go to the emergency room or your doctor today. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe swelling around front and back tooth.. Gum swelling. No pain and no sensitivity to hot/cold. How can I reduce swelling till i go to the docs?

Severe swelling around front and back tooth.. Gum swelling. No pain and no sensitivity to hot/cold. How can I reduce swelling till i go to the docs?

Swelling: Swelling usually indicates an infection, either from the tooth or the gums. Warm salt water rinses may help (dissolve one tsp of salt in a small glass of warm water), but is not a solution even if the swelling subsides. Any swelling needs to be seen by your dentist. ...Read more

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I'm 35. Why might I have a swollen ovary pelvic pain abdominal swelling back pain and frequent urination?

I'm 35. Why might I have a swollen ovary pelvic pain abdominal swelling back pain and frequent urination?

Decision: With so multiple issues it is good idea to be evaluated by physician. Do not delay and also do pregnancy test. Can be tubal pregnancy, appendicitis. Consider going to er. ...Read more

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1 month in on recovery of sprained ankle. Did some exercises for ankle yesterday and swelling came back with slight pain. What does this mean?

1 month in on recovery of sprained ankle. Did some exercises for ankle yesterday and swelling came back with slight pain. What does this mean?

Rest: 4 weeks may not be enough time for complete healing before starting therapy. 6-8 wks is typically the amount of time it takes to heal a sprain if immobilized. Even with complete healing, scar tissue develops and can contribute to swelling on and off for months during rehab. Check with your physician in person for proper rehabilitation! ...Read more

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Was in a car wreck still have bruises an back pain swelling in stomach area

Was in a car wreck still have bruises an back pain swelling in stomach area

Takes time: Depending on how long ago the accident was, you may continue to still have symptoms. I would recommend getting involved in a formal physical therapy. You should see an orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, swelling, hurts to breath & walk & getting sick on stomach from pain. L2 down is messed up. What is going on now?

Lower back pain, swelling, hurts to breath & walk & getting sick on stomach from pain. L2 down is messed up. What is going on now?

Hurts to breath: Breathing, coughing, sneezing, vomiting, straining all increase intraspinal pressure and will cause increased pain. I sounds as though you have a disc problem and possibly spinal stenosis. See a spine specialist. These symptoms mean something. ...Read more

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