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Causes Of Swollen Saddle Area
My ankles are swollen, and when i press on the swollen area, it becomes indented for several minutes. What could cause this?
Edema: That is fluid in the soft tissues. There are several causes of fluid build up in the legs and feet. Sometimes excessive salt in your diet can cause it, as well as prolonged sitting on a plane flight. At your age, it is less common that these other causes (which are more common in older people) can cause it such as high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney or liver problems, medication effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Usually lymph node enlarge in response to infection. They stay enlarged for a few weeks then shrink back down to normal. If they stay enlarged, or keep growing, see your doctor. ...Read more
What could be the cause of a swollen left hip area? It has been a few months and it never goes down.
Needs to be checked: We do not have enough information to guess what this swelling is due to We need more history how long it has been, how it started, any history of trauma,does it hurt, how does it feel to touch. Any problem walking and response to any at home treatment. It can be a soft tissue swelling like a lipoma,a cyst or another King of tumor, swelling in muscles or a bony swelling. Get it checked by your MD ...Read more
What could cause tightness/pain in central left back (area appears to be swollen too) - it has lasted almost a week.?
Muscle Strain: A muscle strain may lead 2 pain and swelling. A specific cause is scapulothoracic dysfunction. It could also be a benign fat tumor called lipoma. More likely if this had not come to your attention until you bumped or hit it. Could also be a cyst that has become infected or inflamed under the skin. My best bet is a muscle strain. If it is red hot or swollen, it could be a an infection. ...Read more
Hi. I have a sharp constant pain in the upper right of my back and the area is slightly swollen. Any idea of what could possibly cause it?
Call dr: If you're not sure how the upper back became swollen on just one side, and painful, then you need to see your doctor and have it examined fully. This is not normal or common. You want to have an answer, and find out the cause. That'll determine the treatment. If it's from trauma, accident or injury, then it makes more sense.However it still should be examined firsthand.That'll give you peace of mind. ...Read more
Infection: Swollen lymph nodes are usually a result of an infection. The lymph nodes swell because they are part of the immune systems attempt to fight off an infection. Different lymph nodes protect different parts of the body. If a swollen node persists, is red or very tender, or if it keeps getting bigger, have your child checked by your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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