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Occasional Swollen Body
Anasarca?: If there is swelling involving the entire body, the list of things that can cause it is long. Abnormalities relating to the heart, kidneys, intestines and the endocrine system can do this. Certain medications are implicated as well. Being more specific about the swelling would help your doctor provide a better answer. The complaint of "body swelling" requires a visit to the doctor. ...Read more
Too many things: Sorry, that list is far too long to be helpful to you. Would need to know what parts are involved, how long you have had, is it getting better or worse, other symptoms you have noticed, medications you are on or have changed recently, and underlying medical conditions. Unfortunately, even that may not be helpful, as certain physical findings need to be seen by a physician to be analyzed properly. ...Read more
The left side of my body is a little swollen. I can feel that there is a difference in each side of my body. What does that mean?
May be normal: It is not unusual to have asymmetry of sides anywhere in our body. Asymmetry doesn't mean that there is swelling or abnormal deformity. If you still have concerns have an examination by a physician for reassurance. ...Read more
Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more
Seek Evaluation: There are several categories of diagnoses related to generalized lymphadenopathy. Common things being common, a viral infection is possible. Lymphoma, leukemia, drug-associated, and bacterial infections are also possible. The workup isn't necessarily a super quick thing. I would see your primary doctor. If you had a new sexual partner, i'd get tested for hiv, mono, etc. ...Read more
I have sciatica and everytime i have heavy pain that part of the body will swollen after, what should i do?
See Spine Specialist: Sciatica is a symptom,not a diagnosis.Sciatica means you have pain down the leg resulting from compresn of the sciatic nerve.The diagnosis is what's causing the compression i.e. a herniated disc.Swelling may or may not be related & needs eval.It could be due to the muscle weakness alone or in combination w/other causes i.e. fluid retention a/f standing/walking long.PT,core training may help this. ...Read more
I have been taking artridol for about 10days and ive noticed my face and body is really swollen. How can i make it go away?
Fluid retention: Jennifer, Corticosteroid inside this pill increase salt and water retention. Stopping this pills make it to go away. As always inform your doctor about this swelling. I hope this helps. If you want to talk more about this schedule a virtual appointment with Dr. Yetimyan at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more
I was hanging my body on the bar and later i felt that the right side of my lower ribs in specific region became swollen and painful when i press.
Sprain: It appears that you have sprained your rib cage from hanging on the bar. Apply cold pack for a couple of days (20 minutes at a time) +/-NSAID to see if this helps. If problem persists > 2 wks or worsens , see doctor. ...Read more
Some areas of my body gets swollen and itches a lot. The area does not remain same and everyday the area changes. I don't know how share pictures here?
Strange: I can think of no condition that would cause one side of the body to swell. If this perception persists, i recommend that you have a physician examine you. ...Read more
I have red spots on my body circular in shape , they are kind of swollen too .But it doesn't pain when pressed?
Ringworm? Psoriasis?: Without seeing these lesions then it is difficult to give you a real answer. I always advise in this scenario a visit with your family doctor or a good dermatologist. ...Read more
In Sunday my husband and two children broke out in a rash over body. It is raised, grouped together and swollen. ?
Rash: It could be anything but need more information and photos ...Read more
I'm 27 y.O. Taking furosemide for 2 years every 3 days for 10 tab for controll my weight. When stopping gain weight and swollen body. How to stop?
No need to taper.: Edema is often due to excess total body sodium. This can sometimes be associated with increasing weight. Lasix (furosemide) forces your kidneys to excrete excess sodium. An alternative is to reduce sodium intake and to elevate your lower extremities or to wear compressive stockings. In general taking Lasix (furosemide) for "weight" is not a good idea. Unless taking Lasix (furosemide) for an underlying disease no taper is required. ...Read more
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