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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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My ear canal is swelling, pain behind eye and down neck. Ear has spurts of pain and throbbing and it is red no additional detail

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My ear canal is swelling, pain behind eye and down neck.
Ear has spurts of pain and throbbing and it is red no additional detail

See ENT : Recommend see ear doctor as soon as possible. Might be outer ear infection but could be more serious such as mastoid infection or petrous infection. ...Read more

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What could cause major swelling behind the left eye?

What could cause major swelling behind the left eye?

Eye swelling: There are many causes for swelling behind an eye. This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist who will do special testing to give you the appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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If I have small ventricles in my brain and swelling behind my right eye, its what causes my eye aches and my headaches my insurance won't cover an eye exam right now can you get an eye exam covered by my insurance? I am a patient of yours and you are the

If I have small ventricles in my brain and swelling behind my right eye, its what causes my eye aches and my headaches my insurance won't cover an eye exam right now can you get an eye exam covered by my insurance? I am a patient of yours and you are the

Insurance coverage: Medical insurances often do not cover routine eye exams, but what you are describing would be covered under most medical plans. The diagnosis code would probably be headaches, or the swelling that you are describing. It sounds like you need to be seen by an ophthalmologist, and I would expect no issues with coverage by a medical insurance plan. Schedule the appointment for "headaches". ...Read more

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Upper left tooth abcess slight swelling under eye pain behind left ear that's sharp and come and goes no dental insurance Wat do I do ?

Upper left tooth abcess slight swelling under eye pain behind left ear that's sharp and come and goes no dental insurance Wat do I do ?

Local Dental Options: If there is a nearby dental school, treatment can often be provided by students and/or residents at discounted fees. If finances are a major obstacle, you can try calling the local dental society in your area to see if they have any recommendations or a program where dentists volunteer their services to treat patients with financial hardships. ...Read more

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I went to get my eye exam and i was told there was swelling behind my eyes. What might it be?

I went to get my eye exam and i was told there was swelling behind my eyes. What might it be?

Swelling: Behind your eyes could mean inflammation of the retina, optic nerves or other structures in the back of your eyes. If you have questions as to the cause of this, you should notify your eye doctor. If he doesn't have the answers, then you should get second opinion from another eye doctor. ...Read more

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Burning and swelling in my forehead,behind the eyes,and at the back of the head.whats wrong with me?

Burning and swelling in my forehead,behind the eyes,and at the back of the head.whats wrong with me?

Head pain: Several things could be causing this. Shingles is something that can cause a burning pain that can affect the face and head. Migraines would also be possible among many others. A physical examination by a primary physician could help sort this out. ...Read more

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The ophthalmologist found pressure or swelling of the optic disc. They took photos of behind my eyes waiting on specialist appointment. What could itb?

The ophthalmologist found pressure or swelling of the optic disc. They took photos of behind my eyes waiting on specialist appointment. What could itb?

Perhaps glaucoma?: Hard to know for sure from your description. The changes to the optic disc are usually described as "cupping" not swelling, but "pressure" is the cardinal finding of glaucoma. Bottom line: See the specialist. ...Read more

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I went to get my eye exam and was told there was swelling behind my eyes. I need to see an eye doctor but what could it be?

I went to get my eye exam and was told there was swelling behind my eyes. I need to see an eye doctor but what could it be?

Swelling behind eye: Usually refers to retinal edema and can be associated with diabetes (most often), but also many other systemic diseases like high blood pressure. The retinal specialist can often improve the prognosis of patients with retinal edema with newly available treatments which could include medications and laser. Without treatment, vision can be damaged irreversibly. Please see one of us! ...Read more

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I have swelling of the skin: on my face (lips, eyes) now essentially on joints (behind knees, wrist), some hitch most don't, no pain no fever. last 24?

I have swelling of the skin: on my face (lips, eyes) now essentially on joints (behind knees, wrist), some hitch most don't, no pain no fever. last 24?

Angioedema: This is called angioedema which can have many causes. Consider taking antihistamine up to 4 doses per day to see if it helps. If there is any breathing problem, rush to the ER immediately. If problem not controlled with antihistamine, gets worse, or lasts more than 2 weeks(some may say 6 wks). see allergist. ...Read more

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Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

Probably mastoid: Probably air cells in the bone of your skull that should be there. If it has increased in size or is tender see ENT doctor ...Read more

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Back behind my left ear on my head/neck area I feel pain and swelling when I touch it.

Back behind my left ear on my head/neck area I feel pain and swelling when I touch it.

Possible problem.: The mastoid is located behind the ear. If it is your mastoid that is tender, it could be a sign of mastoiditis and should be evaluated right away. You could also have muscle, nerve and or bone problems in that area causing pain. Your best option is to get it checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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I have been having intermittent swelling of the lymphnodes on my head, behind ears recent swelling of rue and abnormal hilar chest xr. Sarcoidosis?

I have been having intermittent swelling of the lymphnodes on my head, behind ears recent swelling of rue and abnormal hilar chest xr. Sarcoidosis?

Need to see Doc.: Lymph nodes enlargement, swelling of rue, abnormal hilar shadow on cxr may suggest sarcoidosis, however, rue swelling is not a finding of sarcoidosis. Other serious conditions needs to be excluded like hodgkins, and non-hodgkins lymphoma and cancer. Ct scan of chest would be better at confirming hilar and mediastinal lypmh nodes. Lung specialist evaluation may be necessary if so. ...Read more