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Is it normal for my head to swell after radiation therapy?

Is it normal for my head to swell after radiation therapy?

No: However if your head is noticeably swollen in your face and neck, the doctor needs to evaluate you for superior vena cava syndrome in which the cancer in the chest obstructed the flow out of the neck and head. This can happen even when getting radiation to the chest for lung cancer despite being the treatment for the syndrome as well. Another possibility would be developing venous thrombosis. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal to have a sore throat after radiation beam therapy to the neck?

Is it normal to have a sore throat after radiation beam therapy to the neck?

Yes: The neck is small and the throat is right there. So radiation will go through the throat and cause soreness. There should be medicines that can help. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my ears to pop when talking after surgery ?

Is it normal for my ears to pop when talking after surgery ?

Ears to pop: Yes it is possible if nitrous is used during anesthesia.n2o accoumulate in middle ear instead of air.i expect gradualluy with ime this issuewill be resolve ...Read more

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Why does my left arm hurt so much after a lumpectomy a year ago, chemo and radiation? What can cause this?

Why does my left arm hurt so much after a lumpectomy a year ago, chemo and radiation? What can cause this?

Surgery under arm?: Did you have any surgery under the arm (lymph node biopsy or axillary dissection)? Did you get radiation to the underarm/axilla? These can contribute to the discomfort. You may want to contact your surgeon and get evaluated at a lymphedema clinic. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a breast to lose size after radiation? Its happened to me and to my mother

Is it normal for a breast to lose size after radiation? Its happened to me and to my mother

Size questions: Can't be forecast. Some breasts swell with edema and enlarge, others contract and shrink. Both may change many months after treatment. Some adapt, othres seek surgical solution to "even up" or make more symmetric. ...Read more

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My wife takes warfarin for her swollen leg and it works but it keeps reoccuring after a little task in the house.Is an operation possible to eliminat?

My wife takes warfarin for her swollen leg and it works but it keeps reoccuring after a little task in the house.Is an operation possible to  eliminat?

Unlikely: Generally anticoagulation prevents progression and may allow some recanlization of DVT with time. Pulmonary embolism is reduced. Warfarin does not treat pain or swelling. Rest, elevation, stockings can help control. Has the cause been identified for her dvt? ...Read more

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My mom had laser hair removal therapy after that her face is full of scraches .Now what is cure? Is it safe to continue therapy

My mom had laser hair removal therapy after that her face is full of scraches .Now what is cure? Is it safe to continue therapy

Try a new technician: Laser hair removal, like any other laser treatment can cause injury to the surrounding skin. Usually this is just temporary irritation that recedes on its own. Use adequate moisturizer and stay out of the sun do not have more treatment until it has resolved. You might want to try a different laser or perhaps a different practitioner. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my legs to ache and my feet to swell 4 months after knee surgery?

Is it normal for my legs to ache and my feet to swell 4 months after knee surgery?

Follow up with your : Doc, a clot. In either leg should be in the differential diagnosis. If there is no clot, are you wearing compression hoosiery if any kind? That might be a consideration as well. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your arm to swell after a pneumonia shot?

Is it normal for your arm to swell after a pneumonia shot?

Yes: Swelling at an immunization injection site is common. It is a local inflammation. It should resolve in a few days. ...Read more

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Is it normal for sitches to itch after 3. Months of surgery?

Is it normal for sitches to itch after 3. Months of surgery?

Stiches: Are usually removed in 1-2 weeks of surgery depending on the situation. Itching with healing is common. See your surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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After a stroke is it normal to have my foot swollen ?

After a stroke is it normal to have my foot swollen ?

Very possible: After a stroke often one side of the body can be weaker and that side usually will have that swelling you speak of, this is because the muscles are not working as they used to as they become somewhat paralyzed. (sometimes it isn't so bad, other times it can be.). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swollen pennis foreskin after a long mastubaration. Hw long il it take to cure fully, mine is 1 week now, swelling is reduced but irritation is there.What all things I should care abt?

Is it normal to have swollen pennis foreskin after a long mastubaration. Hw long il it take to cure fully, mine is 1 week now, swelling is reduced but irritation is there.What all things I should  care abt?

Balanitis. : Swelling and inflammation of the penile skin sounds like it could be an infection called balanitis. I would get it evaluated to make sure it is not progressing, and may need antibiotics. Until you get it looked at, maintain good hygiene by cleaning the penis with warm, soapy water, then fully retracting the foreskin, clean carefully, completely dry the area, then replace the foreskin. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have a head CT after i bumped my head on a microwave door one week ago? Everything normal except for some headaches.

Is it necessary to have a head CT after i bumped my head on a microwave door one week ago? Everything normal except for some headaches.

Not necessarily: You may have sustained a mild concussion when you bumped your head. Headaches can be a symptom of post-concussion syndrome which can last for a few weeks after the injury. Ct scans are usually needed if you are having vomiting, changes in behavior/confusion, or persistent severe headaches. ...Read more

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1st part root canal 1 week ago. is it normal to have lingering pain after putting pressure on tooth? dont want to pay for rest of it if this is result

1st part root canal 1 week ago. is it normal to have lingering pain after putting pressure on tooth? dont want to pay for rest of it if this is result

Root Canal Therapy: As you stated, you only had the first part of your Root Canal Therapy. The process is not completed until the canals are disinfected, the canals are filled and any infection is gone. Discuss your concerns with the dentist actually treating you and is the best person to answer your questions. What you describe is not uncommon and does not suggest that the result will not be successful. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Radiation Therapy (Definition)

Radiation therapy is a common cancer treatment with the potential to have harmful side effects on a ...Read more