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What would cause persistent soft tissue swelling in the mandible after tooth infection and abscess have cleared up? Also paresthesia in chin.

What would cause persistent soft tissue swelling in the mandible after tooth infection and abscess have cleared up? Also paresthesia in chin.

Infection: The most likely culprit is a residual locus of infection that requires additional rx. Could also be an adjacent tooth that needs rx, a gum disease problem, nerve damage, etc. You have to be seen, examined, to be diagnosed and treated. Please call your dentist...Endodontist, periodontist, or oral surgeon may need to be consulted. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Does left over tissue after abortion cause infections?

Does left over tissue after abortion cause infections?

It can: In some rare cases there can be a "septic abortion". This can be a life threatening complication and requires emergency qualified care for best outcome. But usually left over tissue passes out of the body harmlessly when the uterus cramps. ...Read more

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I found out one can get it from injury (when it kills body tissue), but what exactly does an infection do to cause gangrene, what do you recommend?

Treat the infection: Infection can cause swelling and decreased blood circulation to an area and cause tissue necrosis. Management of infection, includes local care, identifying cause of infection and then treatment with culture specific antibiotics. See your pcp for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Could a possible stafph infection cause swelling of tissue on the penis ?

Could a possible stafph infection cause swelling of tissue on the penis ?

Possibly: Any infection could cause swelling of the penis. You should have this evaluated. Warning signs are redness, warmth, or darkening of the area, all of which indicate serious infection which can start from picking an area of the skin or from saliva on an even small open areas. Have this evaluated immediately by a urologist. ...Read more

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What is necrotizing fasciitis versus necrotizing soft tissue infection?

What is necrotizing fasciitis versus necrotizing soft tissue infection?

Only terminology!: Fasciitis means inflammation of fascia, which is the "gristle" that exists around and between muscle layers. Soft tissue is a general term for non-bony body parts. Necrotizing fasciitis is slightly more specific than necrotizing soft tissue infection, but nf imputes infection whereas nsti implicitly states "infection." both are the same and require nasty bacteria killing tissues unchecked! ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between necrotizing fasciitis and necrotizing soft tissue infection?

Same essentially: Both are deep soft tissue infections that require surgical removal of infected tissue.NF extends into muscle layers and the fascia that surrounds them. Perirectal abscess, an infection involving the buttocks and rectal area, is a necrotizing soft tissue infection that is not fasciitis. Requires surgery and sometimes a colostomy. ...Read more

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Does bacteria infection cause damage to body tissues by also competing with body tissues for resources and nutrients?

Not really: the primary cause of body tissue destruction in context of most severe infections relates to the immune response to the insult. Phase I involves destruction of infected tissue and this is followed by anti-inflammatory properties and wound healing once the insult is neutralized and inflammatory signals fall away. ...Read more

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I have a bladder infection and several times when i went to the bathroom, i noticed what looked like tissue in the toilet, what could cause this?

I have a bladder infection and several times when i went to the bathroom, i noticed what looked like tissue in the toilet, what could cause this?

See answer: Any tissue-like material that comes from the bladder during a UTI is likely either mucus and or blood related to the inflammation of the bladder lining. Drinking more fluids will help minimize this along with taking the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with ectopic hCG is going down, bleeding stopped , stable but usg shows small mass in tube can it cause infection or when will i pass tissue?

Diagnosed with ectopic hCG is going down, bleeding stopped , stable but usg shows small mass in tube can it cause infection or when will i pass tissue?

Hard to say: Infection is not a big concern. As for when you'd pass, i'm not sure if you have been treated with Methotrexate but i'm assuming that you did, but it sometimes take days/weeks for the HCG to get down to zero, that's when everything is passed. ...Read more

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Soft tissue swelling infectious? Do you know if a radiologist can diagnose soft tissue swelling as the result of an infection through an MRI scan?

Soft tissue swelling infectious? Do you know if a radiologist can diagnose soft tissue swelling as the result of an infection through an MRI scan?

Sometimes: Soft tissue swelling by itself is not specific for infection. However in the right clinical setting it may be suggested. If other findings of infection are present, then it might be stated way. ...Read more

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Unilateral tonsil enlargement. No swollen lymphs, pain or redness. 3 month now. If caused by scar tissue from past infection, will it get larger again?

Unilateral tonsil enlargement. No swollen lymphs, pain or redness. 3 month now. If caused by scar tissue from past infection, will it get larger again?

You need an exam.: At your age, unilateral tonsillar enlargement needs medical attention, especially if it appeared 3 mo ago. This is even more worrisome if you use tobacco. Don't put this off. This could be serious. Go see an ENT or surgeon asap! it is not "scar tissue". ...Read more

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Elderly relative had hip replacement surgery, now infection in soft tissue and nerve damage?

Elderly relative had hip replacement surgery, now infection in soft tissue and nerve damage?

Complication are : Infrequent.Infection a small number of people can develop an infection with a total hip replacement this complication can require further surgery to remove the prosthetic components and clean out the joint along with a course of antibiotics lasting six to eight weeks the incidence of nerve injury o-3% in primary total hip arthroplasty most common the sciatic nerve but the femoral, obturator also. ...Read more

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If a non STD vas deferens infection occur three times and recover after 5 weeks, can it cause permanent blockage of vas deferens from scar tissues?

If a non STD vas deferens infection occur three times and recover after 5 weeks, can it cause permanent blockage of vas deferens from scar tissues?

Here are some....: Yes, it is possible, but how this concern may apply to personal clinical profile in a sensible way should hinge on the clinical concern such as the issues of infertility, genitourinary symptoms, etc. Note: Our body has a strong healing ability to return its functional state in a great degree, though never be perfect as that at birth since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification,... ...Read more

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I have a really sore throat but it hurts more under my chin and down the sides of my neck along my esophagus could this be an infection in soft tissue?

I have a really sore throat but it hurts more under my chin and down the sides of my neck along my esophagus could this be an infection in soft tissue?

Swollen Lymph Nodes: If you throat is really sore you mostly likely have an infection in throat rather than the soft tissues in your neck. There are a bunch of lymph nodes under your chin & along side you neck. The nodes contain your immune system cells & will swell up to fight off an infection. See your dr for exam & to see what infection you have & how to treat it so you can start feeling better! ...Read more

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What causes bacterica infection?

Bacterial invasion: This is a very broad question because there are hundreds of bacteria that cause human infection and there are many causes. In general terms when a pathogenic bacteria can attach to or invade through a surface of the body or intestinal tract or lungs in a susceptable person they can initiate an infection. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more