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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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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

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