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How bad is subcutaneous soft tissue swelling at the medial aspect of the ankle? I've had this for a yeah now. Can this turn in tumor cells?

How bad is subcutaneous soft tissue swelling at the medial aspect of the ankle? I've had this for a yeah now. Can this turn in tumor cells?

Edema: Unilateral edema of the ankle may occur with damaged ligaments, arthritis, stress fractures or incompetent veins. If it continues, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What can be done about mild soft tissue swelling on the plantar surface of the foot??

What can be done about mild soft tissue swelling on the plantar surface of the foot??

See PCP / podiatrist: Best thing to do is to have your PCP or a podiatrist take a look at the swelling if the swelling has been there for a while. Otherwise, if this appeared as a result of some trauma, it should get better within a few days.

All the best,

Ariel ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg pain and painful skin. The following also describe me: Pain shooting down the leg and Soft tissue swelling. What should I do?

I am experiencing leg pain and painful skin. The following also describe me: Pain shooting down the leg and Soft tissue swelling. What should I do?

Leg Pain Edema: Hi DNayak,
Pain shooting down the leg maybe from the lower back nerve the Sciatic nerve.
Soft tissue swelling could be a clot, sprain, edema.
Need more history. Pain is an indicator your body is telling you to get a Check up.
Dr Lori Lange-Pennsylvania ...Read more

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What is causing my right leg and my lower and mid back to have constant soft tissue swelling for no reason. I've been having this problem for 8 months?

What is causing my right leg and my lower and mid back to have constant soft tissue swelling for no reason. I've been having this problem for 8 months?

Odd: Chronic swelling lower right back/leg of twenties female most odd. I assume "swelling" means discomfort. A loose and subluxing sacroiliac joint can often cause pelvic obliquity in lean females and also be related to unilateral sciatica and low back discomfort. Joint hypermobility syndrome (see brighton criteria), benign form mostly in females, can potentiate this type musculoskeletal disorder. ...Read more

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Small sesamoid bone abutting the lateral proximal portion of the cuboid, 3 x 4 mm is noted. No soft tissue swelling. Foot X-ray what does this mean?

Small sesamoid bone abutting the lateral proximal portion of the cuboid, 3 x 4 mm is noted. No soft tissue swelling. Foot X-ray what does this mean?

Some people: Have what is called accessory or extra bones in the foot. There are a few common places where this occurs. That is one.
It needs to be taken into account with your clinical symptom the fact it is th is no big deal, many a symptomatic patients have extra bones. ...Read more

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Xray result saying that I have a 2mm calcification (soft tissue swelling) overlying the dorsum of my left foot possibly represent phlebolith. Meaning?

Xray result saying that I have a 2mm calcification (soft tissue swelling) overlying the dorsum of my left foot possibly represent phlebolith. Meaning?

Phlebolith: Is a tiny bruise or bleeding spot that has healed and over time became hard as a rock ("litho"). It is mineralized and most often contains traces of calcium, magnesium and other minerals. These phleboliths most often will not change or go away, and remains as a small nuisance. If it causes problems, then see a foot surgeon. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Early degen. Changes 1st MTP joint w/ bunion formation. Considerable soft tissue swelling along dorsum of foot. Means? Told had arthritis, what kind?

Early degen. Changes 1st MTP joint w/ bunion formation. Considerable soft tissue swelling along dorsum of foot. Means? Told had arthritis, what kind?

DJD: If your doctor did not do any lab work and told you that you have arthritis he or she probably means osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease or "wear and tear" arthritis. This commonly occurs in conjunction with bunions and in the midfoot. ...Read more

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What can cause soft tissue swelling of thumb?

What can cause soft tissue swelling of thumb?

Many issues: Can cause swelling in the soft tissues such as injury that cuases inflammation, infection, scaring due to past injuries, foreign bodies like splinters, etc. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a soft tissue swelling on the back of my neck with a lump. My neck is also a bit stiff. What could be causing this?

Hi. I have a soft tissue swelling on the back of my neck with a lump. My neck is also a bit stiff. What could be causing this?

Exam needed: A physician would have to examine your neck and palpate the lump in order to make a diagnosis. The neck stiffness may or may not be related. Occasionally soft tissue accumulates at the base of the neck causing a "dowager's hump" which can be seen in certain endocrine disorders like Cushing's syndrome or corticosteroid use ...Read more

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Does adenoidal hypertrophy cause headaches, dizziness and memory issues? What else could be the cause of my soft tissue swelling in that area?

Does adenoidal hypertrophy cause headaches, dizziness and memory issues? What else could be the cause of my soft tissue swelling in that area?

No: If you know that the tissue in the nasopharynx is benign enlargement of lymphoid tissue, then it is not possible that you would have dizziness and memory issues. If your ENT doctor visualizes, a mass in the back of the nose at 37 years of age, I would operate and remove that tissue to identify exactly what the pathology is. CAT scan of the head would also be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can soft tissue swelling be seen on a CT scan?

Can soft tissue swelling be seen on a CT scan?

Depends: On area involved, but swelling often can be seen on ct scans. ...Read more

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I have soft tissue swelling in my Right knee joint. How I'll be cured?

I have soft tissue swelling in my Right knee joint. How I'll be cured?

Treated or cured.: The first step is determining the nature and cause of the swelling. A history and evaluation is the starting point. Seek the consultation from an orthopedic surgeon and you are on your way for resolution. ...Read more

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Soft tissue swelling infectious? Do you know if a radiologist can diagnose soft tissue swelling as the result of an infection through an MRI scan?

Soft tissue swelling infectious? Do you know if a radiologist can diagnose soft tissue swelling as the result of an infection through an MRI scan?

Sometimes: Soft tissue swelling by itself is not specific for infection. However in the right clinical setting it may be suggested. If other findings of infection are present, then it might be stated way. ...Read more

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I got non displaced Fracture of medial malleouls of right tibia extending upto the articural surface with overlaying soft tissue swelling.

I got non displaced Fracture of medial malleouls of right tibia extending upto the articural surface with overlaying soft tissue swelling.

Should do well: If it is truly an isolated medial malleolus fracture that is not displaced it should do well with nonoperative treatment. Such a fracture is normally treated in a cast and restriction from weight bearing for 6-8 Weeks ...Read more

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I have ra; synovitis caused soft-tissue swelling; x-rays show no abnormalities in bone. Can I reverse joint enlargement?

I have ra; synovitis caused soft-tissue swelling; x-rays show no abnormalities in bone. Can I reverse joint enlargement?

Yes: This is the time when it is most essential to have the RA treated aggressively, before bony changes such as erosions occur. It is critical to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have a fracture tip of right medial malleolus and fracture medial aspect right talus. There is soft tissue swelling due to injury. What medication?

I have a fracture tip of right medial malleolus and fracture medial aspect right talus. There is soft tissue swelling due to injury. What medication?

How old?: If the injury is brand new, cold applications and elevation of the leg are used for 24to48 hours or as long as swelling is present. If there is no evidence of bleeding, antiinflammatories like ibuprofen (if you can take them) may reduce pain and swelling tylenol (acetaminophen) can also be used and doesn't worsen bleeding. Otherwise prescription pain relievers are used for pain relief. ...Read more

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What would cause persistent soft tissue swelling in the mandible after tooth infection and abscess have cleared up? Also paresthesia in chin.

What would cause persistent soft tissue swelling in the mandible after tooth infection and abscess have cleared up? Also paresthesia in chin.

Infection: The most likely culprit is a residual locus of infection that requires additional rx. Could also be an adjacent tooth that needs rx, a gum disease problem, nerve damage, etc. You have to be seen, examined, to be diagnosed and treated. Please call your dentist...Endodontist, periodontist, or oral surgeon may need to be consulted. ...Read more

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Any treatment for diffuse soft tissue swelling of the hand that has left it unusable for many months? Steroid shot didn't help. Doc has no more ideas.

Any treatment for diffuse soft tissue swelling of the hand that has left it unusable for many months? Steroid shot didn't help. Doc has no more ideas.

Time for a second: Opinion. This has gone on much too long for you. Get a second opinion from an integrative medicine doctor to review all your files, and help you make sense and put a plan together! It's never too late to figure out what's REALLY going on and get to the root of the problem, once and for all. ...Read more

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Diagnosis? Grade 2 chondromalacia, mucoid degeneration to acl, subchondral cyst tibial spines, soft tissue swelling in prepatellar- soft tissue lateral

Diagnosis? Grade 2 chondromalacia, mucoid degeneration to acl, subchondral cyst tibial spines, soft tissue swelling in prepatellar- soft tissue lateral

Diagnosis MRI?: Looks like a summary of an MRI Report.
Grade 2 chondromalacia means you have some like age and activity related softening or wearing away of the articular cartilage in your knee. Age related changes to your ACL, but not a tear. Soft tissue swelling usually implies some swelling or bruising in the fat beneath your skin, but outside your joint ...Read more

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My MRI on my knee says joint effusion and soft tissue swelling. Is this connected to rheumatoid arthritis?

My MRI on my knee says joint effusion and soft tissue swelling. Is this connected to rheumatoid arthritis?

Most likely: If you have the disease, the joint effusion is most likely related to ra. It means synovitis. However, other causes of joint effusion such as trauma, lyme disease etc should be excluded by your doc. ...Read more

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Low grade increased uptake in medial cuneiform bone with mild arthropathy soft tissue swelling metatarsal tarsal joint along soft tissue of the dorsum?

Low grade increased uptake in medial cuneiform bone with mild arthropathy soft tissue swelling metatarsal tarsal joint along soft tissue of the dorsum?

Why was test done?: Sounds like a bone scan or MRI was done. The findings are most likely a small fracture, infection, or arthritis. It would be helpful to know the symptoms, and why the test was ordered. ...Read more

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Will CT scan showed a soft tissue swelling in throat, could it be cancer?

Will CT scan showed a soft tissue swelling in throat, could it be cancer?

Yes it will help: You need to show it to your doctor or go see an ENT specialist who can examine this swelling. A ct can be a confirmatory test which you doctor will order if needed. ...Read more

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Lt side facial swelling/pain x 1 wk. All teeth on lt hurt 1st 2 days, now no teeth pain. Ct sinus showed soft tissue swelling. Will prednisone help

Lt side facial swelling/pain x 1 wk. All teeth on lt hurt 1st 2 days, now no teeth pain. Ct sinus showed soft tissue swelling. Will prednisone help

Get diagnosis done: If you had swelling for a week most likely came from an infected tooth. Sinus may be inflamed related to an infected tooth. My advice is to go to an endodontist first and have a cb ct scan. If there is no tooth infection then go to an ent. ...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