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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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Causes of lower extremity swelling in someone who injects dilaudid in her thighs?

Causes of lower extremity swelling in someone who injects dilaudid in her thighs?

See a doctor: This may or may not be related to your injection of medication. Things to consider are a cellulitis (skin infection), blood clot in the deep veins of your leg, or just inflammation/clotting of the superficial veins in your leg. Please have yourself evaluated by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I recently injured my leg by a fall and i now am experiencing a lot of swelling above knee on my lower thigh what can cause this, I have pain in knee?

I recently injured my leg by a fall and i now am experiencing a lot of swelling above knee on my lower thigh  what can cause this, I have pain in knee?

Knee injury: Perhaps you sustained an injury to your muscle or bled into the muscle or even sustained a fracture. Lots of possible causes of painful swelling above the knee. Best to go see your family doctor for an evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Esomeprazole 40 mg Alfacalcidol 0.5 ug tenoxicam 20mg E-Cod plus prescribed for thigh swelling. Doctor says cause is lower spine two bones? cure??

Esomeprazole 40 mg Alfacalcidol 0.5 ug tenoxicam 20mg E-Cod plus prescribed for thigh swelling. Doctor says cause is lower spine two bones? cure??

Ultrasound: Hi Jim, It's hard to know exactly what is going on with limited data and no photograph. Please be sure that your doctor has looked or underlying clot in your deep veins, since sometimes thigh swelling can occur from this serious condition. otherwise, I think reducing inflammation using this combination is a good try. Please followup if the symptoms don't get controlled. ...Read more

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35 male, pain & swelling in lower thigh just above knee when bend it or sit in car. Gets ok if stand for few min. On full bend have pain in deep knee.

35 male, pain & swelling in lower thigh just above knee when bend it or sit in car. Gets ok if stand for few min. On full bend have pain in deep knee.

Pain in knee: Please have your doctor refer you to an Orthopedic surgeon. If there is delay in getting an appointment please go to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of swelling in thigh?

What are the possible causes of swelling in thigh?

Injury or trauma: causing muscle strain/injury is the most common cause. You should be aware if this has happened. More worrisome causes in a young man your age might be a blood clot in a vein or even obstruction of lymph flow higher up...perhaps in your pelvis. Cellulitis would show skin infection signs. There are numerous rarer causes. Ice it; watch it a day or two. If it doesn't improve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Cause of thigh pain with swelling increased by exercise?What is the solution

Cause of thigh pain with swelling increased by exercise?What is the solution

Doctor can evaluate: Pains felt in the thigh area can be from problems located there, such as a pulled or strained muscle, or even a problem with the thigh bone. Problems in the hip joint, or problems with nerves or blood vessels headed towards the legs, can first appear as thigh pains. Some medications that have muscle aches as a side effect can also appear as thigh pain. The doctor can evaluate to look for a cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle, stiffness, pain and swelling in the thigh area?

What are the causes of muscle, stiffness, pain and swelling in the thigh area?

See physician : Swelling of the muscle can indicate myosotis - this can be related to injury or systemic reaction. Best to get it looked at. ...Read more

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Does a torn knee ligament cause thigh swelling?

Does a torn knee ligament cause thigh swelling?

It can: Acutely following that injury can cause edema in the thigh. If this an older injury or you are status post reconstruction could be sign of deep vein thrombosis which needs to be evaluated, talk to your orthopedist. ...Read more