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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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Brief sensation of warmth (lasts maybe a second)r lower abdomen just above groin. Has been happening for the past several hrs, comes and goes) Hx: 56yo w female. Chronic low back pain, mild but lately it's been fairly constant. Swelling r knew and pain (

Brief sensation of warmth (lasts maybe a second)r lower abdomen just above groin. Has been happening for the past several hrs, comes and goes) Hx: 56yo w female. Chronic low back pain,  mild but lately it's been fairly constant. Swelling r knew and pain (

Maybe diverticulitis: There could be a lot of reasons for this but the first one I think it was the reticulitis. It would be best for you to see your physician and get this clarified. There are other conditions that can cause, discomfort. It may be a simple issue but it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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5'6, 127 lbs. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Swelling ankle, top of foot, pain in toes (r foot), low back pain. Is this all related or something else?

5'6, 127 lbs. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Swelling ankle, top of foot, pain in toes (r foot), low back pain. Is this all related or something else?

Yes: If you have not injured yoursefl. When one joint in the body is not performing the way it should, the joints close to them pick up the slack. See your orhopod or rhuematologist who is taking care of you for further evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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What is causing my pain? I have severe pain and swelling in both feet, so much so that i can't walk. Soreness travels up my legs and gets bad in my low back where it is beginning to swell. The swelling is not soft, like edema, but hard, like bone. I al

There : There is really not enough information to provide a good answer. There are many possible reasons for swollen legs. While this could be some type of arthritis, i would also be concerned about a vascular, heart. Or kidney problem. I would suggest that you start by seeing your primary care physician and let that person decide what tests or specialists are needed. ...Read more

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I take voltaren 2x/day for chronic low back pain. But I also have swelling in hand/foot/knee that it doesn't help.I'm late 30's.What else could it be?

I take voltaren 2x/day for chronic low back pain. But I also have swelling in hand/foot/knee that it doesn't help.I'm late 30's.What else could it be?

Voltaren: I would go see a doctor if i were you. What you got could be due to many different things, and more pertinent history such as would be necessary to throw some possible causes at you. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, arthritis due to inflammatory bowel disease or chronic hepatitis, or complex regional pain syndrome/rds are some of the possible causes. Voltaren could be bad for your heart and kidneys. ...Read more

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Have CKD stage 3-Had UTI 1 mth ago went fine, now bad hip and low back pain goes up to the neck no swelling or fever, could be related to my kidneys?

Have CKD stage 3-Had UTI 1 mth ago went fine, now bad hip and low back pain goes up to the neck no swelling or fever, could be related to my kidneys?

Too complicated . .: Your symptoms may or may not be related.However,since you have CKD at the age of 48 yrs, I would anticipate that you have other medical problems as well. Unfortunately, this is really not the correct forum to try to tease out the cause of your symptoms-I would expect that you already have a Nephrologist as well as an internist/family doctor. PLEASE contact them for further evaluation. Best of luck ...Read more