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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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Cause of severe right side and right lower back pain? Very sharp, some swelling. Kidney? Recently had pancreatitis- related?

Cause of severe right side and right lower back pain? Very sharp, some swelling. Kidney? Recently had pancreatitis- related?

Not Pancreatitis: Right sided back pain and back pain in general can have many causes. Your pancreas is on the left side of the abdomen, and although can cause back pan, not usually on the right. Right sided back pain can be anything from your kidney to a muscle spasm. If you are at all concerned and have other symptoms, an evaluation by a physician would be helpful. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in lower back and limited range of motion in the shoulder area as well as Charlie horses?

What causes swelling in lower back and limited range of motion in the shoulder area as well as Charlie horses?

Muscle: Muscle strain. These vague symptoms could relate to muscular strain from repetitive movements or an injury, Rest, ice, heat alternating every 15 minutes may help. If no please see your physician. ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) 4 2 yrs w/sore c-section area during period w/ mild lower back pain. Feels like strained muscle pain. Caused by swelling of cervix/uterus?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) 4 2 yrs w/sore c-section area during period w/ mild lower back pain. Feels like strained muscle pain. Caused by swelling of cervix/uterus?

Get an OBGYN consult: It sounds like you need to visit your OB/GYN right away. You may need to have a cervical exam, pap, r/o uterine process such as fibroids or endometriosis. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) should be working better so best that your OB/GYN rules out contraindications and makes sure your symptoms are better controlled. Low back pain may or may not be unrelated. Talk to your GP doctor about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had bruised my tailbone (coccyx) more than a year ago and had swelling. Is it normal for the swelling to occur again?

I had bruised my tailbone (coccyx) more than a year ago and had swelling. Is it normal for the swelling to occur again?

Not abnormal: There is a condition known as coccydynia which literally means pain from the tailbone and it can certainly be characterized by recurrent episodes of pain and swelling. If it gets real bad, it is a condition that often responds. Ery well to cortisone. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Have focal edema on coccyx (mri result). Pain for now 7 months. Getting worth. Tried ultra sound, laser for swelling, cushion, advil (ibuprofen). What's next?

Have focal edema on coccyx (mri result). Pain for now 7 months. Getting worth. Tried ultra sound, laser for swelling, cushion, advil (ibuprofen). What's next?

Cushion: Usually using a cushion with a cut out (donut cushion) for 100% if sitting will allow this to resolve. Only rarely is surgical excision needed as a last resort. ...Read more

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Swelling on my lower back and can form lumps with pain. These lumps are internal and can come and go. I've been dealing with this for 8 months?

Swelling on my lower back and can form lumps with pain. These lumps are internal and can come and go. I've been dealing with this for 8 months?

Lower back pain: Low back from DJD may often be associated with spasm which some people interpret as lumps that come ago. Any body with lumps in the back should have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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Lower back pains and swelling on the left side of my back ,what could it be?Josh

Lower back pains and swelling on the left side of my back ,what could it be?Josh

May B swollen due 2-: -muscle spasm. It could feel swollen & the muscle is hard not soft compared 2 the opposite side. C an ortho 4 eval & imaging. ...Read more

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I have swelling on my lower back on my left and right side, the pain is constant. What could it be?

I have swelling on my lower back on my left and right side,  the pain is constant. What could it be?

Depends...: Can definitely be due to a lot of issues - chronic pain in a limb may be due to poor circulation, nerve irritation/damage, infection, fluid retention, etc. Recommend discussing with your pcp or pain specialist to determine if diagnostic testing is necessary. ...Read more

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What could it be if I have pain in my right nut, lower back, swelling in my right groin ?

Several concerns: 50's male with right groin pain and swelling might have hernia. Pain patten, which includes low back pain, correlates with sacroiliac joint disorder, but swelling does not. If the groin pain is constant and worsening and if the groin mass does not reduce with lying on the back and gently massaging it, then a strangulated region of herniated bowel is of concern; emergency to prevent dead bowel. ...Read more

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I've had problems with my lower back swelling and sharp pains. It only started occurring after i had a blood patch done. Should i be worried?

I've had problems with my lower back swelling and sharp pains. It only started occurring after i had a blood patch done. Should i be worried?

You should get : Evaluated. It is possible that the blood caused a neuritis. However, it is also possible that the back symptoms are unrelated to the blood patch. A neurologist will help you figure it out. The anesthesiologist who performed the blood patch will want to know and likely will help, you find a good neurologist. ...Read more

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I give my friend a piggy back ride for 10 mins. The next day my lower back hurt really bad. I cannot move it. There is no swelling. Thanks!

HappensToTheBestOfUs: Don't thank me, thank your friend for giving you a back strain; or yourself for being out of shape. Well, never mind, at your age you'll probably do fine after a few days (maybe a week or so) of rest and light activity (by the way, washing dishes and doing homework are light activities).Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin, some light massage, hot bath or a heating pad. Then use this as an indication to get in shape ...Read more

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Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?

Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?

Could be: Could be the case or could also be normal variation. At your age it would be important to make sure there is no underlying infection causing the swelling of the back and joints. I would be seen by doctor. ...Read more

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For a year I've had very bad lower back pain hurts to bend over a very stiff sometimes even swelling across my lower back what's wrong an how to easeit?

Treatments...: For people that suffer of back pain which most of the time is caused by muscle inflammation there are different modalities to be used. Physical therapy, spine manipulation, anti inflammatory medication, meds that act directly on the nerve, among others.It would be good to know the whole history of your problem and work up done so far in order to give a better advise. ...Read more

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What kind of pain and swelling can I expect after having 15 of my upper and lower back teeth pulled all at once?

What kind of pain and swelling can I expect after having 15 of my upper and lower back teeth pulled all at once?

So hard to say...: Are the teeth periodontally involved? Are the roots hooked? Are the teeth broken off and require a more invasive surgery to remove? Your question is best answered by the surgeon removing your teeth rather than a panel that cannot see or treat you. You are going to be a bit sore if you're having 15 teeth removed at once, regardless. Possible swelling. ...Read more

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Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?

Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?

Sprain/Strain: There are many potential causes of acute low back pain. The most common are sprain/strain injuries. Usually acute back pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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Swelling of right groin area, very painful to press on lower right abdomen, dull pain right lower back (flank)?

Swelling of right groin area, very painful to press on lower right abdomen, dull pain right lower back (flank)?

Groin pain: It's not only men who get hernias, women do also. Please see your doc about this POSSIBILITY. I see that you have endometriosis. Your symptoms may be related to that also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more