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Doctor insights on: Is Facial Swelling Normal In Pregnancy

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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You said it was normal to have facial swelling after a cortisone shot. How long until the swelling goes away? Also do you have any home remedy suggestions to help?

You said it was normal to have facial swelling after a cortisone shot. How long until the swelling goes away? Also do you have any home remedy suggestions to help?

No remedies: IT would be unusual for one corticosteroid injection to cause marked facial swelling but the swelling will recede as the medication effect wanes over a week or two. AVoidance of salt intake lessens the effect. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have facial swelling 2 days after a root canal?

Is it normal to have facial swelling 2 days after a root canal?

No: Regardless of what stage of treatment you are at, any level of swelling is not "normal". Whether you are not on antibiotics or not, it would be best to contact your treating dentist for specific professional advise with your condition. ...Read more

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Facial swelling taking very long to subside after wisdom teeth extraction... it has been 3 months already and its only maybe 50% back to normal?

Facial swelling taking very long to subside after wisdom teeth extraction... it has been 3 months already and its only maybe 50% back to normal?

Must see the surgeon: This is highly unusual and probably is being caused by an infection and possibly a fracture of the jaw. A follow up visit with the surgeon and new X-ray to determine the cause is important. If a definitive diagnosis is not obtained seek a 2nd opinion but do not delay. ...Read more

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Is facial swelling and red feverish cheeks and now forehead normal after epidural steroid injection?

Is facial swelling and red feverish cheeks and now forehead normal after epidural steroid injection?

Yes: However this suggests you may be intolerant to the amount of steroid injected. Generally it is self limited, but if you are still swollen after a few weeks you may need a cortisol level checked. Sometimes when exogenous steroids are introduced to the body we can shut off our own supply of cortisone causing some temporary problems like the swelling and fluid retention. ...Read more

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I had a root canal two days ago however, I noticed this morning that I have some facial swelling and bruising under my eye. Is this normal?

I had a root canal two days ago however, I noticed this morning that I have some facial swelling and bruising under my eye. Is this normal?

Possibly : possibly over manipulation of the canal, but could residual infection or simply the the original infection not yet responding to treatment yet. time to see you DDS. ...Read more

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How to reduce facial swelling after surgery?

How to reduce facial swelling after surgery?

Ice and Advil (ibuprofen): You do not mention what type of surgery. Dental? Plastic surgery? In general intermittent use of ice, advil (ibuprofen) and limiting activity are the usual advice given. ...Read more

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Can Accutane cause facial swelling?

Can Accutane cause facial swelling?

No: At least this is not in the listed side effects. It can case worsening of the acne for a few weeks after starting. ...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


Dr. Nishan Odabashian
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Facial Swelling (Definition)

Facial swelling is a clinical finding in which the skin or muscles around the face retains ...Read more