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Causes Of Swelling In My Head
What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?
Most lumps, benign:
Don't start worrying. The majority of small bumps on your head would be benign (not cancer). Lumps that can be tender are cysts, lymph nodes and less likely lipomas. Still, hard to evaluate it over the net. See your primary md who can take a good history and examen you.
Given your presentation it sounds more like lymph nodes. You want to make sure its nothing scary ...Read more
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
What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling?
Probably lymph node: Do you have any abnormality in the scalp, even a bad case of dandruff? What you described sounds like result of some inflammation in the scalp and enlarged draining lymph node. Pay attention to scalp hygiene and if it does not resolve in 4-6 weeks, or if it becomes painful, or starts draining, see your doctor. ...Read more
CRPS in the Head: When any new symptoms appear, talk with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Head swelling: The only things I can think of would be trauma and infection. Any history of insect bites? I would apply ice, but if that doesn't help, see a doctor. ...Read more
HEADS?: I would see a doctor have an exam then maybe you can get an answer! ...Read more
Can headaches & pains n your head cause brain swelling or cause problems like this. All my test have came back normal but I'm still worried!
Listen to MD:
Brain swelling is an ominous sign, but after being checked by an md should point you in the right direction. Headaches by themselves should not be a reason to be concerned about cerebral swelling.
Try to be optimistic, and listen to your md's recommendations. ...Read more
Can a rotator cuff injury cause your arm to feel like it is swelling when you try to lift it over your head even though your in extreme pain?
I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?
Ex beat me on top of my head. He acted like he was knocking on a door. Lots of swelling down into forehead. Could he have caused brain dmg?
My head swells in places that I have been hit before years ago now its swelling worse and causes headach and dizziness plus blurred vision. .
Get seen soon!: If these symptoms just started, or are getting worse, go to an ER. If they have been happening over a couple of weeks and are not getting worse, get seen in the next few days. It's hard to say what's going on. Your symptoms may not be related to your injury but to something new. Either way you need prompt evaluation. ...Read more
Time and sleep: Some questions are hard to answer without an examination. If you have a viral infection that may cause some lymph node swelling in the neck and give you a headache and fatigue then time alone will allow your immune system to fight off the infection. If you have the one tender spot in the neck associated with a tender lump you should be seen by the doctor right away. I hope that helps. Sleep helps. ...Read more
Head injury getting hit with keys to my head not heavy keys but at close range lasceration & 1staple what can cause brain swelling or internal bleed?
Unusual: Usually takes more than this to cause brain injury. Are you having some symptoms? ...Read more
I have a soft swelling on the right side between the collarbone and neck. There is no lump and not painful. But sometimes caused light headed when tou?
Been having swelling/pressure behind eye and causes discomfort. I have had a small head cold and have had head cold b4 but nvr this. Is it a tumor?
Probably not: There are more likely diagnoses that would cause your symptoms than a tumor. ...Read more
My lip has swollen a lot and is very sore. There is a little pus filled head. A Pimple on my lip has never caused so much pain and swelling before.?
I had a skin infection on my head 3 to 4 weeks ago This was believed to cause swelling behind both ears and in one side of my neck anywhere behind ear was a bad pain as well as welling. I took meds and went back to normal infection me went away on head an
Normal: Lymph node reaction to infection. I assume you were treated.- if it come back, see PCP immediately. ...Read more
What could cause increasing muscle weakness in neck and constant aching weakness in upper spine area, hurts to hold up head, feels like neck and vessels are swelling, with pressure at base of head?
The cause for enlarged lymph nodes, swelling the l/side of the head and form blisters dries in a honey color. Very painful. Ct scan done.
Skin Infection: Could be viral (such as herpes zoster commonly called shingles) or bacterial (such as impetigo), most likely. Fungal infections would be a much less common cause for such an acute and inflammatory response. It is important to have the condition properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Headaches, tingling in head, legs and hands are cold. High uric acid. Floaters in the eye. Swelling in finger. What can be the cause?
44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?
Need good ultrasound study and a cardiac echo: Was there a reason found for the stroke? A clot in the leg may travel to the lung, but should not normally be able to get to the brain. The most likely reason it did is a defect in the heart. An echocardiogram will help sort the heart out, and can guide a repair. A good ultrasound of the legs is necessary to see if there is a recurrent clot. If not, another consideration is Post-Thrombotic Syndrome - failure o the valves in the leg veins from scarring after DVT. Patients with DVT need to wear compression hose daily for at least 2 yrs after DVT to minimize the risk of PTS. ...Read more
See the pediatrician: Swelling of a child's face is not normal, and your child should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. This could be dental related (unlikely at this age), an insect bite (if red and swollen +/- itching) or it could represent an infection (red, swollen, warm, painful to touch, +/- fever). ...Read more
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