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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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Feel like swelling in upper abdomen. What can be the reason?

Need more info: Is it after eating? Is it constant?

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I'm 18 I have a small lump under my skin on my upper abdomen. It has swelling but only the lump itself hurts when touched. Should I be worried?!

I'm 18 I have a small lump under my skin on my upper abdomen. It has swelling but only the lump itself hurts when touched. Should I be worried?!

Possible Hernia: A hernia is when the muscle in the abdomen splits and allows the tissue underneath to poke through. This sometimes creates a bump on your abdomen, but not always. Hernias can be repaired with routine surgery. You need to have this evaluated by your doctor as untreated hernias can become strangulated and cause severe problems.

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I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

See a physician: There are too many possible causes for all symptoms to give you any specific advice. You need to discuss your symptoms with a physician and be examined. Please don't try to self diagnose yourself on the internet. You won't be able to.

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I have swelling in scrotum area with extra muscle like stuff on top of right testicle, with pulling sensation from scrotum till upper abdomen. Pls advi?

I have swelling in scrotum area with extra muscle like stuff on top of right testicle, with pulling sensation from scrotum till upper abdomen. Pls advi?

Schedule appointment: Based on your brief description, it sounds like you may have a growing hernia. You should see your family doctor and get a referral to a surgeon if this is indeed a hernia. If the pain and swelling go away, Is less likely but always possible to still be a hernia. Best advice is to call your doctor and try to schedule an appointment soon.

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Hi I have pain in my upper abdomen swelling /tender. Took 1 zoton, relieved it. I took 1 ponstan last nite. Also lot of pain lst wk. Doc. Said ulcer?

Hi I have pain in my upper abdomen swelling /tender. Took 1 zoton, relieved it. I took 1 ponstan last nite. Also lot of pain lst wk. Doc. Said ulcer?

May be ulcer, or not: Upper abdominal pain can be from "acid" pains, such as a stomach ulcer, just gastritis with no ulcer, or reflux (heartburn). Sometimes there is an ulcer in the first part of the small intestine. An infection with h. Pylori bacteria can lead to stomach ulcer pains. An acid blocker like zoton can help. Needs more evaluation by the doctor. Pancreatitis, gallstones, or various cancers can also occur.

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Every evening swelling stomach symptom returns. Why?

Every evening swelling stomach symptom returns. Why?

Diet/allergy?: Since you have been waiting a long time for an answer, i'll give my 2 cents if your diet does not vary much, let's say dairy or other allergy inducing foods, perhaps it is just that. Bloating and gas are frequently signs of food allergy. Just a thought. Good luck!

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My legs are swelling and stomach feeling fullness and tight. I have sciatica for 3 months. Are these symptoms are due to the sciatica? Remedy for this

My legs are swelling and stomach feeling fullness and tight. I have sciatica for 3 months. Are these symptoms are due to the sciatica? Remedy for this

May not be: It appears you need one or more diagnoses. Have your physician evaluate the sciatica and separately the swelling and stomach. It is not clear what the cause is

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Can you diagnose this? My symptoms include: fatigue, slight stomach pains, headache, and swelling on the palate of my mouth

Can you diagnose this? My symptoms include: fatigue, slight stomach pains, headache, and swelling on the palate of my mouth

Short answer...NO: These symptoms could be an indication of a variety of medical conditions. You need to see your physician first who may perform tests or refer you to a medical specialist. If your symptoms are severe, then go to a hospital emergency room for their evaluation.

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Can abdom. Pain, enlarged spleen, low WBC and platelets and swelling near the spine be early symptoms of cancer or some prob. Of the pancreas?

Can abdom. Pain, enlarged spleen, low WBC and platelets and swelling near the spine be early symptoms of cancer or some prob. Of the pancreas?

Yes they may or not: You need to consult a hematologist or oncologist. Enlargement of spleen can be due to chronic blood disorders or it can be due to blood cancer. So you need to have an evaluation by a blood cancer specialist to sort out what is causing you all of this problem.

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Swollen breasts crazy veins no period swelling pelvic area and stomach alot of symptoms spotted 5 days after intercourse negative tests to early?

Swollen breasts crazy veins no period swelling pelvic area and stomach alot of symptoms spotted 5 days after intercourse negative tests to early?

Pregnant?: It sounds like you are asking if you may be pregnant - usually if you are, an over the counter pregnancy test will be positive around the time of your missed period. If a pregnancy test is negative and these symptoms continue, I recommend you make an appointment with a gynecologist. Good luck!

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34 year-old woman continues to suffer gynecologic pains, especially with bodily movement, after da Vinci surgery for fibroids and endometriosis.....?

34 year-old woman continues to suffer gynecologic pains, especially with bodily movement, after da Vinci surgery for fibroids and endometriosis.....?

Ovarian conservation: Unfortunately this is fairly common; my best guess is it's related to recurrent or ongoing endometriosis. There are many (good) reasons for preserving ovaries when having a hysterectomy, but good data show that if ovaries are conserved women are 6 times more likely (62% vs. 10%) to have recurring symptoms, and 8 times more likely to need additional surgery (31% vs. 4%) than those who have them removed. Adhesive disease is certainly another possibility.

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I'm having swelling and a heavy feeling in my abdomen. And I have a light/dark brown line from the top of my stomach to the bottom of my abdomen?

I'm having swelling and a heavy feeling in my abdomen. And I have a light/dark brown line from the top of my stomach to the bottom of my abdomen?

Visit an OB/GYN asap: There is a possibility you are pregnant. The line you are referring to is the linea nigra which appears during pregnancy. Stay calm and contact your OB/GYN, you may need prenatal care that you have been missing. Good luck.

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What do I do? Swelling in stomach and abdomen area after surgery help?

What do I do? Swelling in stomach and abdomen area after surgery help?

Postop ileus or...: Obstruction would be significant concerns. What you've described, if active symptoms and signs, deserves immediate medical attention. Alternatively, if taking narcotics, you may be developing opioid-induced constipation. This too can be addressed by x-ray evaluation now.

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Why do I wake up with a sore abdomen every morning? Also have sharp pains in my upper stomach throughout the day along with swelling.

Why do I wake up with a sore abdomen every morning? Also have sharp pains in my upper stomach throughout the day along with swelling.

Abdominal pain: This is very little information to make a comment. Based on the duration, location, associated symptoms it could be from ulcer, irritable bowel, inflammatory disease, may be intra abdominal tumors. Have an exam and get help.

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Pain lower left side of abdomen. Swelling in middle of stomach, and lots of pain in upper area. Bp high. Chills, no fever. Uneasy feeling.

Pain lower left side of abdomen. Swelling in middle of stomach, and lots of pain in upper area. Bp high. Chills, no fever. Uneasy feeling.

Go to ER now: These are symptoms of an infection in your abdomen such as diverticulitis which is an emergency. You need immediate evaluation in an er to determine the cause.

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more