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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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Could ankle swelling that gets very painful during exercise be a sign of congestive heart failure?

Could ankle swelling that gets very painful during exercise be a sign of congestive heart failure?

Yes: Swelling in ankles can many things. Heartfailure is just one. Gout, arthritis , venous insufficiency, hypothyroidism , are just a few others you need a full exam with detailed history along with labs, cxr, ekg and possibly an echo of the heart. ...Read more

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Strained lower bicep during exercise, about an inch above the elbow, swelling and some bruising but it doesn't hurt if not in use. Should i sling it?

Strained lower bicep during exercise, about an inch above the elbow, swelling and some bruising but it doesn't hurt if not in use. Should i sling it?

Biceps tear: Sounds like at least a partial, if not complete, distal biceps tear. Yes, wear the sling for protection. Also check with your orthopedic surgeon for possible further treatment, imaging, or surgery. ...Read more

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Why is my face and one eyelid swelling during intense exercise?

Why is my face and one eyelid swelling during intense exercise?

Urticaria?: One possibility is exercise related urticaria. A sort of "allergy" to exercise. Ask our ophthalmologists so they can rule out other local or systemic disorders. ...Read more

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Why is my face and one eyelid swelling during heavy exercise?

Why is my face and one eyelid swelling during heavy exercise?

Fluid changes : The tissues around the eyelids swell very easily. Exercise increases blood flow to the face and causes you to strain. This could result in some swelling of the eyelids. ...Read more

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Sweating a lot from upper back and face and forehead from exercise and from nervousness when other people sweat only a bit during exercise

Sweating a lot from upper back and face and forehead from exercise and from nervousness when other people sweat only a bit during exercise

See PCP first.: You're not "other people" so don't worry too much. Sounds like you are a bit shy and nervous and sweating is symptom of social anxiety. Gradual exposure to people over time will hopefully help you but if the anxiety is too troublesome, you may need to consult a psychiatrist and also a psychotherapist. See pcp for appropriate referral. ...Read more

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During exercise, fell back and hit back of head on floor. Did not feel dizzy or headache, but neck pain set in quick, esp. while turning. Advice?

During exercise, fell back and hit back of head on floor. Did not feel dizzy or headache, but neck pain set in quick, esp. while turning. Advice?

Many people have-: -falls of this type every day. You may have some early degerative disease in your cervical spine. If this just happened & you have not had this before, to you it may seem very worrisome. For now rest ice NSAIDS if you are able, & activity modification. Should clear fairly soon @ Ur age give it some time. If persistent or worsens see your PCP 4 eval & referrals can B made if indicated. ...Read more

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I wake up during the night with a swollen discolored face. Allergies have been ruled out. Walking around and showers resolve the swelling.

I wake up during the night with a swollen discolored face.  Allergies have been ruled out.   Walking around and showers resolve the swelling.

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities, from an allergic reaction to something in your pillows to a low serum protein level. An internist or rheumatologist may be able to help. ...Read more

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Cushings ? Gained over 30 lbs in last 6 months despite little change in eating or exercise. Hump on back, face swelling, wkns in legs , increased bp

Cushings ?  Gained over 30 lbs in last 6 months despite little change in eating or exercise. Hump on back, face swelling, wkns in legs , increased bp

Sounds like...: Those symptoms can definitely go with Cushing's, however there are other conditions that present similar symptoms. For a final diagnosis see your doctor in order to get exam and tests as needed. ...Read more

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my mom is having a small diffuse swelling in the right side of the face since two days...and pain since15 days..pain is absent during sleep and chewin

my mom is having a small diffuse swelling in the right side of the face since two days...and pain since15 days..pain is absent during sleep and chewin

Few things: Need to check a few things. Make sure teeth look good if they are ok look for bites or interruption to skin. The swelling is concerning. If can't find reason go to doctor ...Read more

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During a root canal tip of the file broke off, now my face hurts when smiling and it feels like there is swelling of my face,don't know what to do!

During a root canal tip of the file broke off, now my face hurts when smiling and it feels like there is swelling of my face,don't know what to do!

See Endodontist: Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth, and have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing and relieving tooth pain and use advanced special equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read more

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My gf is 19 and she face a lot of pain & abdomen swelling during menses and her periods are also not regular. Is it serious or common? How to treat?

My gf is 19 and she face a lot of pain & abdomen swelling during menses and her periods are also not regular. Is it serious or common? How to treat?

Many options: There are multiple options for heavy, painful and irregular periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...Read more

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About 1 month ago I lost my voice, went to doc and was put on a prenasone pack that I finished three weeks ago...My voice is still hoarse and my face is swollen. I thought facial swelling might be caused by staten meds I was put on during the month but

About 1 month ago I lost my voice, went to doc and was put on a prenasone  pack that I finished three weeks ago...My voice is still hoarse and my face is swollen.  I thought facial swelling might be caused by staten meds I was put on during the month but

See ENT: The facial swelling might be due to steroids even though this would be uncommon side effect from a short-term high dose quick taper of steroids. If your hoarseness was caused by vocal cord edema, you would have noticed some improvement. Now, you should have an ENT look at your vocal cords directly with a special camera in the clinic to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Whole body swelling especially hands,face,feet,during week 22 pregnancy,bp is 115/70,no proteins in urine,urine pH is 7,why swelling?any diuretic?

Edema in pregnancy: Following your last question, if your swelling is not acute in onset it may just be a normal process in pregnancy, there are a few things you can do to reduce it: avoid caffeine, limit salt intake, rest with your legs elevated, use support stockings, avoid being outdoors when it's hot, consume potassium containing foods like banana and orange. Good luck ...Read more

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during menses i have dizziness,vomiting,vein swelling of the left neck,half of head pain .no menses but pain in center forehead a bit dizzinessWhat ?

 during menses i have dizziness,vomiting,vein swelling of the left neck,half of head pain .no menses but pain in  center forehead a bit dizzinessWhat ?

Catamenial migraine: can be tricky to treat. Headaches that are exacerbated or brought on by menses are treated a bit differently than your typical migraine. I suggest you see a neurologist to address your salutation in more detail. If you don't get this sorted out you can consult with one of my colleagues or with me (I'm a neurologist) (www.healthtap.com/drericweisman Key code RVFXFG ...Read more

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How can I bring down swelling of the face?

How can I bring down swelling of the face?

Swelling is tough : Treatment is by cause so that must first be determined. Some are self limited orhers can be chronic. Some are annoying but some can be very dangerous. Start with your pcp (primary care physician). ...Read more

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How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

Depends: If facial swelling from an injury is due to a contusion, ice may help decrease the swelling. If the swelling is due to an infection, get evaluated by your physician immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more