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Scalp Swelling Since Birth (Overview)

Scalp swelling in a newborn is most often brought on by pressure from the uterus, cervix, or vaginal wall during a head-first (vertex) delivery.


Scalp Swelling Since Birth (Overview)

Scalp swelling in a newborn is most often brought on by pressure from the uterus, cervix, or vaginal wall during a head-first (vertex) delivery.


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How common is it to get scalp swelling from bleach?

How common is it to get scalp swelling from bleach?

Not uncommon: Depending on how concentrated and how long the application was for, swelling would not be an uncommon side effect. Some people with sensitive skin may be especially vunerable. ...Read more

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Scalp swelling more prominent after chewing food for the past 3-4 days, 20 year old male with no other medical problems.

Scalp swelling more prominent after chewing food for the past 3-4 days, 20 year old male with no other medical problems.

Swelling/chewing: May be TMJ typanomandibular syndrome. Would also check for strep and consider mycoplasma infection as that can mimic strep ( responds to azithromycin)and would check for salivary gland dysfunction. Would follow up with doc. ...Read more

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Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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My right calf has been having some discomfort for a while now, ever since I've given birth 4 months ago. No swelling, just discomfort. Is this Normal?

My right calf has been having some discomfort for a while now, ever since I've given birth 4 months ago. No swelling, just discomfort. Is this Normal?

You may need an US: While having calf swelling may be considered "normal" if it's in both calves or bilateral, having one side more swollen than the other is always concerning. Although it may be secondary to many other reasons, like trauma, bruising, venous insufficiency, etc, it is vital to rule out more serious problems like venous clots. Go to your primary doctor and make and appointment to possibly get an US ...Read more

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I am having some swelling in my scalp and sometimes its paining.

I am having some swelling in my scalp and sometimes its paining.

Go see your DR: For a thorough exam. You could have infection or inflammation there which needs to be evaluated. Hope u feel better! ...Read more

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Please help? My belly keeps swelling up then going bk down 9 months after I have give birth?

Please help? My belly keeps swelling up then going bk down 9 months after I have give birth?

Nine, a magic number: Usually pregnancy itself lasts for nine months with abdominal swelling and resolution. It is most unusual to have this occur nine months AFTER a pregnancy. Have your OB GYN assess your situation by making an appointment for investigation of causes. ...Read more

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I had a really bad swelling on my vagina after birth , it finally went down but iihave a stomache pain now and it hurts alot. What might it be because of?

I had a really bad swelling on my vagina after birth , it finally went down but iihave a stomache pain now and it hurts alot. What might it be because of?

Unrelated likely: Vaginal pain and swelling after a vaginal delivery is fairly common. Now that it has resolved, i'm not sure how stomach pain would be related - but if it is a new symptom, please get checked by your obgyn to make sure no infection or other problems. ...Read more

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Swelling in the scalp maybe a spider bite?

Swelling in the scalp maybe a spider bite?

Spider bite lesions: Have extremely variable presentations. There isn't a way to tell you if the swelling is related to a spider bite. Dermatological evaluation may help to determine the cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful?

I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful?

... Shingles ...: 39 y/o female says I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful? If one has had Chicken Pox in younger years, Shingles will be the first to consider. Because the Eye on the same side could be affected, even if it was a different infection, best to see the PCP to be sure & to get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Couple of days ago noticed tender scalp area left side. Today noticed larger area and swelling. Having frequent headaches?

Couple of days ago noticed tender scalp area left side. Today noticed larger area and swelling. Having frequent headaches?

In your temple?: Is it in the temple area? You can have inflammation of the small arteries in the temples that cause pain. You can also have irritation of superficial scalp nerves that cause pain as well. See your doctor to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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Ingrown hairs on my scalp is causing severe itching some swelling under the scalp..

Ingrown hairs on my scalp is causing severe itching some swelling under the scalp..

Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is also known as barbers's itch. What you describe here may or may not be consistent with this pseudofolliculitis. It usually occurs where curly hairs are plucked or shaven. These hairs then grow beneath the skin. This most often occurs on the chin or neck. The best prevention is to grow a beard or let the affected hair grow out. One can also pluck the hair out. ...Read more

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I gave birth 8 weeks ago and i still have slight swelling in my right ankle. Should i be concerned?

I gave birth 8 weeks ago and i still have slight swelling in my right ankle. Should i be concerned?

Post-partum edema: Continue to rest during this postpartum period. Elevate your legs during rest and wear compression stockings until the edema completely subsides. Ask your ob/gyn for further reccs. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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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