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What can cause a 5 yo female to have full face swelling in the morning and frequent upper back pain?

What can cause a 5 yo female to have full face swelling in the morning and frequent upper back pain?

FACIAL EDEMA: Check with her pediatrician asap. Your daughter will need a simple office urine test as screening test to rule out kidney related illness. Depending on thi, s further steps might be taken. ...Read more

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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How long before pain and swelling from acupuncture go away. When will I feel better? (hands/upper back/shoulders done)

How long before pain and swelling from acupuncture go away. When will I feel better? (hands/upper back/shoulders done)

Swelling?: I think you had other problems with your acupuncture too (earlier question). It sounds like a negative experience. I have never seen swelling due to acupuncture. Although it can occur when an ashi point in piquered or with korean scraping techniques. Pain can sometimes be a positive reaction (a change) and usually resolves within 2 to 3 days. Are you seeing an experienced acupuncturist? ...Read more

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Having upper back pain bt shoulder blades with swelling under my left shoulder that goes down to the side of my rib with some swelling on my chest.?

Having upper back pain bt shoulder blades with swelling under my left shoulder that goes down to the side of my rib with some swelling on my chest.?

Atypical Chest: Always warrants medical evaluation sooner rather than later. You need a thorough Physical Examination, Chest X-Ray, Lab Work including a CBC and test for Mono, possibly a CT of your chest. I am concerned about the possibility of a Aortic problem which is a life-threatening emergency. Go to ER immediately. ...Read more

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Large hemangioma cetvical spine. How dangerous? Bad upper back pain spasms. Perivertabral swelling on CT in sept. Tum

Large hemangioma cetvical spine. How dangerous? Bad upper back pain spasms. Perivertabral swelling on CT in sept. Tum

Let me explain: Hemangiomas are benign vascular lesions in soft tissues or bones
approximately 50% are found in the thoracic spine, followed by 39% in the lumbar spine and 7% in the cervical spine.
Neurological symptoms my develop
rarely associated with spinal cord compression
neurological involvement is most common in the thoracic spine, but could happen any were.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Pricking sensation all over. *Especially upper body Stomach pains Neck Tension with swelling Chest/upper back tightness?

Pricking sensation all over. *Especially upper body Stomach pains Neck Tension with swelling Chest/upper back tightness?

Evaluation needed: 24y/f with generalized parasthesias, abdominal pain, neck discomfort, and back & chest "tightness" has symptoms that involve various tissues and organs. A general medical workup is needed to rule out systemic disorders. If nothing is found, then fibromyalgia might be a consideration. Start with a primary care physician. ...Read more

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What can cause the upper back pain between the shoulder blade, one side of your rib and chest to swell and with needle like pain?

What can cause the upper back pain between the shoulder blade, one side of your rib and chest to swell and with needle like pain?

Nerve impingement: Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain, dizziness and nausea. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What illness can cause swelling around the spine?

Need expert advice. What illness can cause swelling around the spine?

Depends where the: Swelling is you are speaking of. If you are talking of within the spine, there are number of things, from infection to injury, things like transverse myelitis, etc. If it is in the meninges, infections like spinal meningitis can occur which causes swelling. If you are talking about outside the spine, where you can feel it on the outside, can be anything from spasms to infections. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What could cause painful swelling in back of gums?

Wisdom tooth: A wisdom tooth that has not fully come in can cause a painful infection. This is an infection called pericoronitis and it needs to be examined by a dentist. ...Read more

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What cause swelling and pain in roof of mouthmouth It's on the back right side it came outta no were

What cause swelling and pain in roof of mouthmouth It's on the back right side it came outta no were

Dental eval needed: See a dentist ASAP about the swelling in the roof of your mouth. You may be dealing with an infection, abscesses tooth. This needs to be treated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Is there anyway a thickened and irritated cecum can cause pain and swelling of the left side of my back?

Not likely: Inflammation in the cecum can cause pain low on the right side of your back but not likely the left. However, a thickened cecum can be a sign of crohn's disease (among other things) which can also have arthritis symptoms like back pain. ...Read more

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What can cause the swelling of the retina nerves? And what can be the solution for this swelling to get them back to normal?

What can cause the swelling of the retina nerves? And what can be the solution for this swelling to get them back to normal?

Retinal nerves: You MUST see your eye specialist soon!
Don't worry too much - I have been wearing glasses since I was age 6 - now age 71. It has never been a problem, including year one where I had trouble with 5 pair of glasses. ...Read more

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What causes tenderness and swelling in mid back?

What causes tenderness and swelling in mid back?

Muscle spasms: When the muscles contract they will feel like a mass or swelling and if the spasms are frequent they can get sore. ...Read more

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What can cause severe pain and swelling in back gums?

What can cause severe pain and swelling in back gums?

An infection: The infection can be due to rotten teeth or periodontal disease, but these are only guesses since you have not been examined. Please see a local dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can swelling around the spine cause temporary paralysis?

No: I am not sure what kind of swelling you are talking about. But if it's outside the spine and the bony spine is intact then the answer is no. ...Read more

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What causes swelling, lump on back of neck near spine?

What causes swelling, lump on back of neck near spine?

Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Right sided back pain and swelling next to the shoulder blade, Ice has made no difference, what is the best cause of action?

Right sided back pain and swelling next to the shoulder blade, Ice has made no difference, what is the best cause of action?

See your physician: First, you need to find the cause. A number of problems can produce the symptoms that you have. You need to see your physician. A thorough history and physician exam, probably with Xrays or the area may provide the answer. Sometimes, further tests are required. Once you can identify the specific cause, it can be properly treated. ...Read more

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Severe pain at back in between scapula without swelling? What are the causes? I'm diabetic and mostly this type of pain happen during winter season?

Severe pain at back in between scapula without swelling? What are the causes? I'm diabetic and mostly this type of pain happen during winter season?

Upper back pain: My concern first and foremost is atypical chest pain. You need an ekg. After that I would exclude thoracic spine disorders. However, in all likelihood it is muscular. Do not ignore. ...Read more

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What would cause swelling in the back of my mouth and burping?

What would cause swelling in the back of my mouth and burping?

Reflux or cancer: Usually reflux, but only an ENT is going to have the tools to rule out cancer. Please find one in your area. ...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 causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad on left side of skull?

What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad on left side of skull?

Cyst or lymph node: Usually this is a sebaceous cyst or an enlarged lymph node. A medical exam is needed to tell. The cyst can be removed. An enlarged lymph node usually gets better with time but sometimes needs an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Back of left side of neck to my shoulder blade with pain and swelling. What could be the cause?

Did you: Injure it? Are you left handed? Do you carry your purse on that shoulder? It sounds like some kind of spasm that is causing the swelling and pain. Have you tried ice or heat or Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)? ...Read more

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I had an abcessed tooth that cause a swelling under my chin but that tooth got removed and swelling went away. But why am is the swelling back?

I had an abcessed tooth that cause a swelling under my chin but that tooth got removed and swelling went away. But why am is the swelling back?

See your dentist: And notify him/her asap. He/she may possibly take a new x-ray if it had been awhile back and do clinical exam to check the rest of the teeth and your periodontal condition. Goodluck! ...Read more

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What may be the cause of thickness around the spine just below my neck. My neck is sore almost constantly but the swelling is not painful to touch?

What may be the cause of thickness around the spine just below my neck. My neck is sore almost constantly but the swelling is not painful to touch?

Your age is needed: When you say "thickness" around the spine I assume you are talking about the musculature in your neck. To answer your question it would be helpful to know your age and occupation and any other symptoms like loss of cervical motion, tingling in your arms. I would suggest that you consult with your family physician to ascertain the cause of this "thickness". ...Read more

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What are some possibles causes of severe trapezius spasms in right causing a lot of swelling and deep sharp pain in right shoulder blade. Unbearable?

What are some possibles causes of severe trapezius spasms in right causing a lot of swelling and deep sharp pain in right shoulder blade. Unbearable?

Various: 44y female w. spinal stenosis, disk degeneration, loss cervical lordosis & history shoulder surgery w. severe unilateral Superior trapezius painful muscle spasm, esp. Shoulder blade. POTENTIALLY CAUSAL: crossed Trapesium muscles, see below, large breasts, anterior sloped shoulders, swan neck, asymmetric shoulders, tilted head, thoraco-lumbar scoliosis & repetitive stress on computer looking left. ...Read more

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What could cause on and off sharp spot LRQabdominal pain and very minor swelling for months. Got an ultrasound and blood tests that came back normal.?

What could cause on and off sharp spot LRQabdominal pain and very minor swelling for months. Got an ultrasound and blood tests that came back normal.?

Likely gynecologic: If you are a young woman then persistent right lower quadrant pain is more likley to be gynecologic than gastrointestinal. With right lower quadrant abdominal pain the first thing that needs to be ruled out is appendicitis however but this is highly unlikely given the time course. Sometimes a C scan will be warranted for further evalation ...Read more