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Doctor insights on: Skull Swelling Symptoms

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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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I suffer from episodes of sinusitis. Symptoms last two months with head and sinus pain....No mucous but swelling...Constant swelling. Had fess little ?

I suffer from episodes of sinusitis. Symptoms last two months with head and sinus pain....No mucous but swelling...Constant swelling. Had fess little ?

Allergy vs infection: First, try using a nasal saline was daily for several days. See an ear, nose, throat specialist who will look with a scope to see if there is truly inflammation. You may need an intranasal antihistamine or steroid. If symptoms persist after that, dr may suggest ct scan to look for chronic sinusitis, which could require antibiotics for one month. ...Read more

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Fx radial head a,week ago. Still have pain, swelling of hand & wrist pain. Dr treated with 3 ACE bandage. Unsure if present symptoms are normal?

Fx radial head a,week ago.  Still have pain, swelling of hand & wrist pain.  Dr treated with 3 ACE bandage.  Unsure if present symptoms are normal?

Need a consultation: a radial head fracture with wrist pain can be a more significant injury. You need an X-ray of the wrist and elbow. If the radial head is depressed it shortens the radius leading to wrist pain. You might need surgery on the radial head. Until then keep moving but wear a sling. ...Read more

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Can you have symptoms of localised tenderness and prickling 4 years after head injury on concrete resulted in tennis ball size swelling on scalp?

Can you have symptoms of localised tenderness and prickling 4 years after head injury on concrete resulted in tennis ball size swelling on scalp?

Yes: A nerve was damaged and developed a small scar - a neuroma. May never totally resolve. Usually reasonable to live with. Surgery may make it worse. ...Read more

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Symptoms over the past few weeks. 2 infected styes on left eye, a sore on my lower lip (lip has swelling), bad head fog. HPV related?

Symptoms over the past few weeks. 2 infected styes on left eye, a sore on my lower lip (lip has swelling), bad head fog. HPV related?

Exam : Lower eyelid sores with a lip sore makes me think of herpes simplex disease, and an exam is definitely warranted right away. This combination would not be consistent with HPV. See an ophthalmologist for an exam. ...Read more

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What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad on left side of skull?

What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad  on left side of skull?

Cyst or lymph node: Usually this is a sebaceous cyst or an enlarged lymph node. A medical exam is needed to tell. The cyst can be removed. An enlarged lymph node usually gets better with time but sometimes needs an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Lately I have been feeling as if my brain is swelling almost as if it wants to pop out of my skull it' s not painful but uncomfortable in a scary way?

Lately I have been feeling as if my brain is swelling almost as if it wants to pop out of my skull it' s not  painful but uncomfortable in a scary way?

Sinus?: Seek medical attention immediatly if you have suffered a fall or bumped your head. Sinus infections can cause incredible pressure in the face and head (brain) area. You might also be suffering a chronic ear infection. See a doctor soon because you probably need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Could a baby get a fraxtured skull and swelling/bleeding on the brain from falling off a bed?

Yes: Most infant skull fractures in the us are unfortunately due to either child abuse or road traffic accidents. But yes, falling from a bed onto a hard surface can cause what you describe. ...Read more