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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?

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

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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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/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

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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?

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?

See your doctor: Have you tried an air cast? There may be a fracture. The only way to know is to have your doctor order appropriate radiographic tests. He/she can also treat your pain. It sounds like you need to make a trip to your doctor or to an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Could UCTD with elements of lupus and sjogrens cause sporadic sweating resulting in hair plastered to my head (not hot flashes)?

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

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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

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

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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.

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.

Normal: Sjogrens causes abnormal secretions from lacrimal and salivary glands causing dry eyes, and dry mouth. Know of no effect on joint lubrication, pain, motion, or stability. ...Read more

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Can an epidural cause face swelling?

Can an epidural cause face swelling?

If you have allergy: To the numbing medicine used during an epidural. If your tongue swells and you have hard time breathing, go to the er. If the symptom is mild, it will get better on it's own. ...Read more

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How to make swelling go down on my face?

How to make swelling go down on my face?

Swelling/Face?: Depends upon the cause of this facial swelling. Best to seek PMD or Derm evaluation... ...Read more

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Could stress cause swelling of the face?

Could stress cause swelling of the face?

Probably not: You should probably see your doctor so that he/she can see what 's going on. ...Read more

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Does fat transfer to face cause swelling?

Does fat transfer to face cause swelling?

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

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How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

Ice pack: Ice pack. Treating the swelling may have cosmetic benefits (short term) but doesn't affect long term results. Ice can also reduce pain. Apply it for no more than 20 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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Can sulfites in liquor cause face swelling?

Can sulfites in liquor cause face swelling?

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

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How can I treat face swelling after exercising?

How can I treat face swelling after exercising?

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

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Can a normal toothache cause swelling of the face?

Can a normal toothache cause swelling of the face?

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

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My sons head is swelling from sunburn. What do I do?

My sons head is swelling from sunburn. What do I do?

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

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I have bulimia, my is face swelling, what's happening?

I have bulimia, my is face swelling, what's happening?

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

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What are the possible causes of itching and swelling on face?

What are the possible causes of itching and swelling on face?

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

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Can tinnitis cause a feeling of swelling on the side of the head?

Can tinnitis cause a feeling of swelling on the side of the head?

Certain problems: Certain medical problems, such as menieres syndrome may include one side tinnitus along with a stuffy feeling. Although no outward signs of swelling are evident. ...Read more

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How long does it take for prednisione to start swelling your face?

Prednisone therapy: It is influenced by the dose and duration of time it is required to be taken. ...Read more

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My face swelling is almost gone. Why would gum start to swell up now?

My face swelling is almost gone. Why would gum start to swell up now?

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

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Childs face is swelling on one side and affecting theth vocal chords?

Childs face is swelling on one side and affecting theth vocal chords?

Needs examination!: Hard to tell if this is a severe problem or not, but if the swelling is affecting the vocal cords, you may be looking at an impending airway problem--especially if the child is very young, he/she needs to be examined by a doctor now! ...Read more

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My face has been swollen for three days. How do I soothe the swelling?

My face has been swollen for three days. How do I soothe the swelling?

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

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I have swelling to the right side of my face with no pain. What could this be?

I have swelling to the right side of my face with no pain. What could this be?

Depends.: This could be the side you slept on - or a dental infection. If you have tooth pain, or problems with teeth on that side then you need to seek care.

Be healthy and be well,

james m. Ridgway, md
www. Larrabeecenter. Com. ...Read more

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I have swelling on the right side of my face, but not in any pain. What could this be?

Many possibilities: Could be an infection of a tooth or salivary gland, muscle contusion, salivary gland disorder, growth in the jaw bone, enlarged lymph node a skin growth (sebaceous cyst etc.) please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more