Top
20
Doctor insights on: Left Side Of Face Swollen Causes

Share
1

1
I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. Plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. Plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
180 Doctors shared insights

Facial Swelling (Definition)

Facial swelling (edema) occurs when fluid accumulates in the facial tissues. This puffiness can occur for many reasons including ...Read more


2

2
The left side of mt neck and face are swollen. How can I tell if my lymphnodes are swollen? And can they cause facial swelling? Lymphoma?

The left side of mt neck and face are swollen. How can I tell if my lymphnodes are swollen? And can they cause facial swelling? Lymphoma?

LN DDx: The differential diagnosis (ddx) or multiple possible causes of increased size of lymph nodes (ln) or lymphadenopathy is large. You should see a doctor to see if you have an infection. A cancer such as lymphoma is a possibility, but so are many other causes.

3

3
Left side of face swollen I have no other symptoms feeling ok?

Left side of face swollen I have no other symptoms feeling ok?

See a dentist: To rule out dental abscess. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment if needed.

4

4
Infected pimple on left side of face, swollen/painful lymph node under jaw also left side. Should I be worried about cancer? Or is it the pimple

Infected pimple on left side of face, swollen/painful lymph node under jaw also left side. Should I be worried about cancer? Or is it the pimple

Reactive node: Any inflammation, irritation, or infection involving the face, mouth, throat, ear, and scalp can cause enlarged, tender local lymph nodes. Cancer is very unlikely.

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Left side of face swollen and red/splotchy, but not sore at all. Has been this way for a month or so and energy levels low. Thyroid issue perhaps?

Left side of face swollen and red/splotchy, but not sore at all. Has been this way for a month or so and energy levels low. Thyroid issue perhaps?

Swollen face: Most important is to rule out zoster. This is an important infection to treat. It is usually painful and with blisters. This does not sound exactly like your case but important to check. This could also be a local skin or sinus infection.

6

6
My neck has been giving me head aches for a week no my eye started twitching the other day now my left side of face swollen what should I do?

My neck has been giving me head aches for a week no my eye started twitching the other day now my left side of face swollen what should I do?

Have that looked: At by your primary MD. They may want to do some tests or refer you top a specialist based on the initial findings.

7

7
My daughters face swollen on left side what is the sickness?

My daughters face swollen on left side what is the sickness?

More information: I would need more information including past medical history, whether she has a fever, history of trauma, and whether this is painful or not. This could be something simple like sinusitis or it could be an inflammation of her parotid gland. Tumors are also possible but less likely. Please encourage her to see her physician.

8

8
Moms neck is numb, and her left side of the face swollen and numb, what might be the problem?

Moms neck is numb, and her left side of the face swollen and numb, what might be the problem?

Problems: Could be one of many causes. Please contact her doctor ASAP. Mom may be seen or be referred to a Neurologist and/or an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor.

9

9
I woke up with the left side of my face swollen, could this be because I irritated the tooth by messing with it? Help I'm scared.

I woke up with the left side of my face swollen, could this be because I irritated the tooth by messing with it? Help I'm scared.

Likely infection: Not because you were messing with it over night. There are a lot of possibilities. Most likely it is an iinfection. If it is not getting worse see a dentist tomorrow. If it is getting worse go to the er.

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
I brushed my teeth yesterday and woke up today with my left side of my face swollen what does this mean?

Swollen face: This is impossible to diagnose without a clinical examination and x-rays. Call your dentist for an appointment.

See 5 more doctor answers
11

11
How long does it take for the clindamycin to take effect on a tooth infection. The whole left side of my face swollen and seems to get worse every day?

How long does it take for the clindamycin to take effect on a tooth infection. The whole left side of my face swollen and seems to get worse every day?

24-48 hours: Know that antibiotics will not cure an abscessed tooth. Antibiotics may reduce severity and spread of infection, but root canal treatment/crown or extraction/implant/crown required. You may need I&D, change of antibiotic, and/or referral to a specialist. Contact your Dentist immediately.

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
Son was hit hard by a soccer ball and apparently blacked out for brief second. Side of face swollen and feels like vomiting. What should I do, if anything.

Son was hit hard by a soccer ball and apparently blacked out for brief second. Side of face swollen and feels like vomiting. What should I do, if anything.

The: The american academy of pediatrics recommends that you call your child's doctor for advice for anything more than a light bump on the head. If your child is alert, moving normally and responsive to you, then it's most likely a mild injury and you can follow up with your child's doctor in a day or two. It's ok to let them sleep/nap at this point if they are tired. If your child worsens, however, then that would be a reason to go to the emergency room. Other reasons to seek emergency care are: -vomiting -worsening headache -confusion -slurred speech -changes in behavior such as increasing irritability or fussiness -worsening coordination such as trouble walking or clumsiness -seizures -changes in pupils such as one larger than the other -lasting or recurrent dizziness -blood or fluid coming from the nose or ears - large bumps or bruises on areas other than the forehead - especially in infants a good rule of thumb is when in doubt, get it checked out! Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry.

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Painful swollen lymph nodes near ear and jaw. Sudden onset not sick side of face swollen and tender wait it out or seek care now?

Painful swollen lymph nodes near ear and jaw. Sudden onset not sick side of face swollen and tender wait it out or seek care now?

Seek care now: It is best to be seen soon in situations like this. This could be an infection that requires antibiotics and it is best to get it diagnosed soon. Your primary care physician or other general practitioner should be able to get the right diagnosis. All the best, ariel.