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Sjogrens Face Swelling
Is mucosal and tonsil swelling on just one side of my mouth/throat as well as face/neck gland pain a common symptom of sjogrens?
See below: Unilateral involvement suggests mostly likely infection or worse case scenaro malignancy. Please see your primary for an evaluation. ...Read more
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
Swelling/fatigue w/ BUN/CREA ratio high at 26, but normal CREA & BUN levels. I'm also a Sjogrens & ostoearthritis patient. What does this mean?
Swelling: More information is needed about your swelling. If it's edema of the lower legs it could stem from venous insufficiency, liver disease, protein loss through the kidneys, heart failure, excessive salt intake, protein deficiency, certain medications, etc. Your MD will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Fell with impact outside left ankle. Swelling no better with RICE. Pain with weight bearing. Age 50 female with sjogrens disease. If bone is cracked?
I have POTS syndrome. My face is very swolllen on some days. Can't seem to find trigger (ie salt, water). Also have sjogrens. Possible causes? Solution?
Could UCTD with elements of lupus and sjogrens cause sporadic sweating resulting in hair plastered to my head (not hot flashes)?
Doubtful unless...: Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorders (UCTD) should not affect the propensity to sweat. If, however, you are using steroid therapy (such as prednisone) then you could very well experience sporadic sweating as a side effect of steroid Rx and not the UCTD itself. ...Read more
Why is white matter lesions on the brain so common in sjogrens? Has to be some sort of reason. I have terrible head aches and chiari 4 mm
Faint, lightheaded, dizzy, nausea in head not gi. Have sjogrens/ms etc. No infections. Bp okay. Hydrating/rest. Nausea med help? No new meds. My doc mon
Complicated: Check your BP supine (lying down) and then standing up. If it drops >20 points, it may be the cause of your symptoms which surely sound like low BP to me. ...Read more
I have sjogren's, my hand/wrist is swelling. It started yesterday and is getting worse. Do I call my rheum or wait until my appt next week? No injury
Call: Acute information of a single wrist in unlikely to be related to the sjogrens. ...Read more
Can sjogren's syndrome cause tightness in joints with no swelling and only mild moving joint pain? I have full range of joints but just feel tight.
Short term: You will definitely have some short term facial swelling after fat transfer. This will resolve after a couple of weeks, but may require up to three months for complete resolution. Occasionally, those with significant weight gain will notice weight gain in the fat transferred areas. ...Read more
Yes: Many people are allergic to a variety of preservative agents, particularly sulfites and bisulfites, which are found in many forms of distilled spirits. Facial swelling can be one of the symptoms, and more severe symptoms can occur with continued exposure. I would avoid whatever liquor caused this, and stay away from many wines as well. An allergist would be your best advisor. ...Read more
Urticaria!: Can be what is called cholinergic urticaria. Talk with your doctor about this. It may be simple circulatory dilation, which is common after exercise, but a visit to your doctor is in order. Take before and after pictures to your doctor, since I doubt you will not be exercising in the exam room! ...Read more
Toothaches: Toothaches don't cause facial swellings. Infections do. Teeth and or gums that are infected can cause swelling. Swellings can be from other sources as well. Any swelling warrants determining the cause and appropriate treatment. Start by seeing your dentist asap. ...Read more
Med tx: If he has significant burn to the point that there is visible swelling - would seek medical care. In the meantime, keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. ...Read more
See your doctor.: Swelling could be caused by many things such as an allergic reaction, heart disease, lung disease or kidney problems. Electrolyte disturbances or water retention can cause swelling and maybe caused by some drugs or medications. In addition, people who have low levels of protein in their circulation may have swelling of their soft tissues. It is best to see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
Usually allergic: Itching and swelling are usually due to some allergic reaction (the reaction releases histamine, which causes itching and swelling). Sometimes the cause of the allergic reaction is unknown, while other times it can be: foods, medications, plants, bug bites, chemicals, pets, etc... Taking antihistamines should help, but serious symptoms mean a visit to the doctor or the E.R.. ...Read more
This may be an: Infection. Evaluation would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more
Prednisone therapy: It is influenced by the dose and duration of time it is required to be taken. ...Read more
Gingivitis: Swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more
Natural process: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. Motrin/advil help. ...Read more