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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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Can a pinched sural nerve cause swelling in the lower part of the affected leg?

Can a pinched sural nerve cause swelling in the lower part of the affected leg?

Sural nerve: the sural nerve is a sensory nerve only-transmits sensation from the skin on the outside of the foot and ankle. It is unusual for it to be pinched and would be an unlikely cause of swelling. ...Read more

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Is there ever a time where prolonged swelling of lower leg and no definitive diagnosis requires making an incision to find the cause of the swelling?

Is there ever a time where prolonged swelling of lower leg and no definitive diagnosis requires making an incision to find the cause of the swelling?

Swelling: Evaluation to determine the source of the swelling, may include sonogram, CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis. I can think of a reason why an incision would be necessary to determine the source, unless there is a suspicion of a tumor causing the swelling. I would recommend use of a compression stocking during daily activities to treat the swelling issue. ...Read more

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Can soleus trigger points cause swelling in back of the lower leg?

Can soleus trigger points cause swelling in back of the lower leg?

If the trigger point: is due to an injury, yes as that point may B the area of injury. may have been minor trauma that U did not even remember. if not it could B due 2 DVT (clots) and requires immediate eval by an md. this would also be the cause of swelling. if this is the case get in ASAP 2 be evaluated! ...Read more

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What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?

What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?

Varicose veins: The heart pumps blood, under great pressure, out into the arteries, but the blood must return to the heart in veins, which are thinned walled. There is no pump on the return, vein side, and as we get older, some veins bulge and swell, and even leak fluid into the local skin. These are varicose veins and they may cause swelling or a bulge on the lower leg. Keep your legs up, and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does olmesartan cause swelling in the lower leg, ankles, and feet?

Does olmesartan cause swelling in the lower leg, ankles, and feet?

Swellin of Lower ext: The literature mentions peripheral and facial edema, consult with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is there a muscle injury that might cause swelling in lower part of the leg but nothing shows abnormal on MRI? Does MRI always show edema w/ injury?

Is there a muscle injury that might cause swelling in lower part of the leg but nothing shows abnormal on MRI? Does MRI always show edema w/ injury?

MRI can tell: as long as the correct "sequences" were performed and the right area was imaged. For instance, a knee MR only includes a small area of the leg. Your pain could be below or above that. One type of sequence looks specifically for fluid in the muscle, and it is very sensitive for muscle strains. If you have your MRI on a CD, I can review it at HealthTap Concierge: healthtap.com/saurbornmd. ...Read more

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What causes swelling at the top of right hand and swellng in right lower leg ?

What causes swelling at the top of right hand and swellng in right lower leg ?

Swelling leg anhand: Swelling could be caused by a number of things. Was there any trauma? Could be hypertension dvt, heart disease, kidney failure. Elevate both above the heart to see if a reduction is noted. If not, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had pain & some swelling in my knee & lower leg since my replace. w/ titanium knee 3 yrs ago. R there other metals in it that causes allergy?

I have had pain & some swelling in my knee & lower leg since my replace. w/ titanium knee 3 yrs ago.  R there other metals in it that causes allergy?

Metal knee allergies: I have had pain & some swelling in my knee & lower leg since my replace. w/ titanium knee 3 yrs ago. R there other metals in it that causes allergy? ANS: I would look up the replacement you had and see what they report. Discuss with your Dr. who did implant to see what others have experienced. ...Read more

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Can left sacroiliac joint sclerosis cause swelling of the lower left leg?

Can left sacroiliac joint sclerosis cause swelling of the lower left leg?

Lt Leg Swells-SI Jt?: I have not commonly witnessed patients with the dx of SI joint pain ( with evidence of sclerosis on x-ray or other imaging studies) complain of pain or swelling below their knees. Usually I hear that symptoms stop in the upper or mid back of thigh. Ask your medical provider to look at other diagnoses before pinning the swelling on SI joint sclerosis. You might just have atypical SI Jt pain pres. ...Read more

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Can compartment syndrome of the lower leg cause swelling, loss of hair, and a superficial vein to stick out of the leg?

Can compartment syndrome of the lower leg cause swelling, loss of hair, and a superficial vein to stick out of the leg?

Yes: I believe a long standing syndrome of extra pressure can alter the circulation in the area which in turn cause the hair loss and vein distention you mentioned. ...Read more