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What causes unilateral parotid swelling. My right one is only slightly bigger than the left. I asked if if was hiv, but I tested neg 4 weeks ago.

What causes unilateral parotid swelling. My right one is only slightly bigger than the left. I asked if if was hiv, but I tested neg 4 weeks ago.

Slight asymmetry: Maybe they were slightly asymmetric at birth? This is one potential cause. Another cause might be a slight infection of the gland or even a stone stuck in the duct. Progressive increase in size and or pain will require evaluation by your doc. ...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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What causes of unilateral testicular swelling after bilateral inguinal hernioplasty?

What causes of unilateral testicular swelling after bilateral inguinal hernioplasty?

Extent of hernia: The size, extent of hernia would require more dissection, resulting in more swelling on the involved side. You should see your surgeon who can advise you better since he was there doing the procedure. ...Read more

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What could cause unilateral tonsil swelling with not recent viral infections? 20yrs old.

What could cause unilateral tonsil swelling with not recent viral infections? 20yrs old.

Many things: There are many possibilities. Go see a doctor for exam and a diagnosis and then a treatment plan for you to solve the problem ...Read more

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Can multiple sclerosis cause unilateral leg swelling, say, below the knee?

Can multiple sclerosis cause unilateral leg swelling, say, below the knee?

No: MS is a disease of brain, eye, and spinal cord. It does not cause focal swelling or inflammation of leg. You need to check with your doctor as possible vein obstruction such as thrombophlebitis, may be causing your issues. ...Read more

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Can abdominal aortic aneurysm cause unilateral leg swelling?

Can abdominal aortic aneurysm cause unilateral leg swelling?

Rare: In general this is really a common associated symptom, as aortic aneurysm often don't have any symptoms. If they do, the symptoms tend to be abdominal and/or back pain or nerve pain radiating into the legs. In rare cases when the aneurysm extends to the iliac artery, this can compress on of the major "leg vein" (external iliac vein" which can lead to unilateral leg swelling. ...Read more

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What could be the cause unilateral testicular pain and swelling for 2 months?

What could be the cause unilateral testicular pain and swelling for 2 months?

Here are some...: Hi! Liza4, His provided info is not enough to draw conclusion - epididymitis-related hydrocele or torsion or. .., and such man should be timely evaluated so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. To sort the related things for these symptoms has not to be hard by following instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Unilateral tonsillitis plus gum swelling in dat area...What could be the cause nd treatement?

Unilateral tonsillitis plus gum swelling in dat area...What could be the cause nd treatement?

2 separate condition: These two medical conditions should be addressed separately. 1. Tonsillitis, see your PCP for evaluation, tests and treatment. 2. Swollen gums are worth paying attention to; they might be a sign of gum disease or gum infection. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can unilateral tonsil swelling of grade 2 size cause difficulty breathing?

Can unilateral tonsil swelling of grade 2 size cause difficulty breathing?

Tonsil swelling: Generally not unilateral 2+ size. But it may be an indication of other problems. You should see you physician soon for a complete exam. ...Read more

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What are the causes for a unilateral occipital lymph node swelling on the left side? Barber noticed it/been there now 2 weeks n 1 day/should I c ent?

What are the causes for a unilateral occipital lymph node swelling on the left side? Barber noticed it/been there now 2 weeks n 1 day/should I c ent?

Irritants/ bites: Solo enlarged nodes are usually reflective of a local process. Irritation of the scalp, a local bug bite, etc. Nodes usually run a 3-4 week cycle of enlrging when stimulated, processing their irritant and returning to resting size. If continuing to enlarge, painful or persisting in an enlarged size after 3-4 wks, I would have it looked at. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of unilateral, non cyclic, dull ache behind nipple with slight breast swelling. No palpable masses per gyn. Mammo/sono 2mro.

What are possible causes of unilateral, non cyclic, dull ache behind nipple with slight breast swelling. No palpable masses per gyn. Mammo/sono 2mro.

Could be normal: Without a palpable mass, this is unlikely to be malignancy or cancer, but it is good to get imaging to rule this out. Other possibilites include muscle/skeletal injury, infection, pregnancy, lactation, hormonal anomaly, and other. ...Read more

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44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

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

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What causes swelling in the body?

What causes swelling in the body?

Multiple causes -: Heart, kidney, lung, liver conditions; medication side effects etc. Take care! ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the lower?

What causes swelling of the lower?

Lower extremity: Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. If the swelling is sudden and in only one extremity, a you should see your doctor immediately to rule out a blood clot. ...Read more

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Causes of right side facing swelling?

Causes of right side facing swelling?

Facial Swelling: Hi! A number of causes exist for facial swelling. If you have fever, chills, pain, or pus you should seek medical evaluation asap. Sometimes a tooth abscess can cause swelling in the jaw or face. Parotid gland duct blockage is not usually painful, try fluids, sour candy, heat, and massage. If the gland is infected it will be warm, painful, and tender, you should seek medical help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is true that salty crackers can cause swelling?

Yes: In moderation probably not, however, what is known is: that salt or sodium causes an imbalance of fluid distribution in the body and pursuant to swelling, it causes retention of body fluids: this leads to swelling or "edema". Good luck! ...Read more

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Can ice help reduce swelling caused by the sun?

Can ice help reduce swelling caused by the sun?

Insult to injury: If you remember that sunburn is an injury to the skin caused by radiation, the skin is already damaged. Healing inflammation occurs (red, hot, swollen, tender) to heal damaged skin. Ice to already injured tissues will increase the injury like frostbite. Better to use cool cloths, protective creams and take antiinflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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I just had my ring resized and it fit yesterday. Woke up this morning it was way too small. Possible causes of swelling?

I just had my ring resized and it fit yesterday. Woke up this morning it was way too small. Possible causes of swelling?

Water retention: I get this sometimes as well. It happens when I eat a particularly salty food. This causes your body to retain water. Also, you will probably find that on cold days your rings are looser than on hot days. Don't exceed the recommended amount of salt per day and drink plenty of water so your body can eliminate the excess sodium. Msg in asian food will also cause this. ...Read more

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Constant swelling on the left side of my body only for the last several years. Swelling to the painful extent. Any clue as to possible causes?

Constant swelling on the left side of my body only for the last several years. Swelling to the painful extent. Any clue as to possible causes?

Dr.: Totally vague and difficult to answer without a thorough history, exam and tests. Fibromyalgia may be a contributing factor but other triggers may be present. Get to a dr. Asap. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling of the ankles?

What could cause swelling of the ankles?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What causes the pain, swelling, and stiffness?

What causes the pain, swelling, and stiffness?

Inflammation: Pain, swelling, redness, warmness to feel and loss of function are classical signs of inflammation. ...Read more

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What is cause of my ankles swelling?

What is cause of my ankles swelling?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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What causes the swelling of the feet?

What causes the swelling of the feet?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in the feet at 60?

What causes swelling in the feet at 60?

Different things: Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes for swelling of the toes?

What are the causes for swelling of the toes?

Swelling: The most common reasons are local inflammation, dietary issues, vein dysfunction, pulmonary issues, cardiac issues or kidney issues. Start by seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more