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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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For a 10 yr old boy with infection in right groin and severe swelling in only right leg what could it be?

For a 10 yr old boy with infection in right groin and severe swelling in only right leg what could it be?

Needs ER visit: He may have an infection in his right leg which is causing his swollen leg. As a result of the infection his lymph nodes in his groin may also be affected. His condition rates a visit to the er now. ...Read more

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Heart flopping and racing, I have been taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 20mg BID fit about 3 years. Other symptoms include swelling along shin bone on right leg only?

Heart flopping and racing, I have been taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 20mg BID fit about 3 years. Other symptoms include swelling along shin bone on right leg only?

Stop Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is harmful to your brain cells and very addictive, there are many ways to treat the lack of focus and energy that are not harmful, you will have a much happier and healthful life by seeking out an addiction specialist, stay clear of any one who wishes to continue this medication! Also you need to see a physician about your leg which may be a serious unrelated problem, please take care! ...Read more

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What causes a sudden onset of swelling in right leg?

What causes a sudden onset of swelling in right leg?

Could be: A blood clot. You should have it checked out as a blood clot could be serious. ...Read more

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Lower bk pain right side gets very hot pain in right leg aswel with little swelling down right side?

Lower bk pain right side gets very hot pain in right leg aswel with little swelling down right side?

Was trauma involved?: Old, or new? Get orthopedic wk up! - are there any urinary tract problems history is meager- see pcp. ...Read more

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I have pain & unable to use my right leg. I have swelling for now 4 wks what could be the cause? Will I need surgery?

I have pain & unable to use my right leg. I have swelling for now 4 wks what could be the cause? Will I need surgery?

Unexplained swelling: In legs or arms requires immediate medical evaluation- call for an appointment or go to your local UC clinic. ...Read more

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I am 25 year old lady. I am suffering from faleriya from 12 June 2014. There is a swelling in my right leg. I am from Bihar (India).suggest medicine.

I am 25 year old lady. I am suffering from faleriya from 12 June 2014. There is a swelling in my right leg. I am from Bihar (India).suggest medicine.

Likely filariasis: You probably have the wrong spelling. You must see a physician to be properly treated. The disease causes swelling in different parts of the body typical reffered to as "Elephantiasis" from destruction of the lymph glands. Ivermectim/ Diethycarbazine are the treatments of choice. Pls see a doctor in your country. ...Read more

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Right leg is swollen and hurts. Hurt it years ago running and it keeps swelling and then goes down and swells again. What could cause this?

Right leg is swollen and hurts. Hurt it years ago running and it keeps swelling and then goes down and swells again. What could cause this?

Swelling of leg: If the leg swelling is recurrent and subsides overnight but reoccurs later in the day, I would be suspicious of chronic vein damage which might be an aftermath of the old leg injury which may have caused phlebitis. If the leg swelling is not in the leg or ankle, but in the knee, it suggests cartilage damage. If it's not a knee problem, consult a vascular surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have acute lymphadema in my right leg, what can I do other than wrapping to bring the swelling down some days the discomfort is unbearable?

Options for treatmen: First and foremost, make sure it is lymphedema. If you do not have sharp cutoffs and lobulations but simple pitting swelling that affects the entire foot and leg, it is not lymphedema. The wrong treatment will hurt. Get to a wound care specialist that knows the disease. Treatments can include different types of wraps, pumps, lymphatic massage, etc. No diuretics or antibiotics. ...Read more

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I got bites on both my legs, with so much pain, redness, swelling& I cant always stand to long on my right leg. Please help, I'm suffering?

I got bites on both my legs, with so much pain, redness, swelling& I cant always stand to long on my right leg. Please help, I'm suffering?

Cellulitis?: You may have developed an infection of the skin in the area from the bites. Have a doctor examine it as you may need antibiotics ...Read more

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Have herniatef disc L4 L5 waiting to have fusion done slso have pain down right leg now developed swelling of right leg can this be related to my back?

Have herniatef disc L4 L5 waiting to have fusion done slso have pain down right leg now developed swelling of right leg can this be related to my back?

Possible blood clot: Usually a pinched nerve in the back does not cause leg swelling. You could have a blood clot. This needs immediate attention by a doctor. It can be fatal if a blood clot in the leg breaks off and goes to the lung. ...Read more

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Swelling of right leg, started in calf now spreading up in to upper leg, is about two inches bigger than left leg?

Swelling of right leg, started in calf now spreading up in to upper leg, is about two inches bigger than left leg?

Get it checked: Needs to rule out clotting of the deep veins of the leg or what is called deep venous thrombosis
This might cause trouble of clotting going up to the lungs and issues with breathing that might be life threatening at times ...Read more

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Daniel has had swelling o lower Ares of his right leg, feels like his heel is detaching from the back part of his foot. Its everyday?

Get a medical exam: Swelling and pain in one leg/foot is always worrisome. It could be from a blood clot, infection, tumor, etc. A medical exam and possibly ultrasound are needed to figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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I woke up with leg pain there is no swelling no redness and its the right leg only also it hurts when I'm walking and when I'm sitting?

I woke up with leg pain there is no swelling no redness and its the right leg only also it hurts when I'm walking and when I'm sitting?

Interesting.: The problem may be from a couple of things. Dehydration can cause leg pain. Taking supplements such as creatine can cause leg pain. Overweight can cause leg cramping. Drinking alcohol causes pain. If its not red and swollen, then its not infected. It has to be with something in your lifestyle that you are doing too much of, or not enough of something else. ...Read more

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I have tiny black specks on my skin that itch. When I scratch them it bubbles up. My right leg keeps swelling and is itchy with red blotches.?

I have tiny black specks on my skin that itch. When I scratch them it bubbles up. My right leg keeps swelling and is itchy with red blotches.?

See your family doc: I recommend seeing your family physician or healthcare professional to be able to help diagnose the cause of your ailment. Wishing you the very best. ...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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Having some problems with leg swelling from knee down. Now right leg seems to be more tight. Should I be concerned?

Having some problems with leg swelling from knee down. Now right leg seems to be more tight. Should I be concerned?

Maybe: Leg swelling can be a sign of something serious that needs urgent treatment. Call your doctor tomorrow to start the workup to determine the cause and begin treatment. ...Read more

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I have swelling above my knee and up my thigh about 8 inches. My left leg is 2 1/2 inches bigger than my right leg. I had surgery on 8/1?

I have swelling above my knee and up my thigh about 8 inches. My left leg is 2 1/2 inches bigger than my right leg. I had surgery on 8/1?

Venous stasis: Of lower limbs after a major surgery should Not be ignored. See your surgeon ASAP. Keep your legs elevated. Ultra sound of the lower limbs and a blood test is the minimum you should have gotten for this condition. Accompanying pain and coldness of the distal legs is not a good sign. Deep vein thrombosis can be treated with anticoagulant therapy. CONSULT YOUR MD ASAP ...Read more

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While playing foot ball I got bad hert in of right leg first figure and it's swelling and also painting very much so what should I do to get relief?

While playing foot ball I got bad hert in of right leg first figure and it's swelling and also painting very much so what should I do to get relief?

Xray: Get an x-ray first to make sure there is no fracture. Over-the-counter medications such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen should help relieve the pain. Ice may help too. ...Read more

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My friend had fallen of stairs 10 years ago and now she suffers from a swelling in her right leg that comes and goes how can she cure her leg and lung?

Uncertain: I am unsure of the relation of the leg to the lungs. Your evaluation will help clarify vascular issues that may be related to the symptoms. ...Read more

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My right leg and foot keep swelling huge and are red and very hot and go numb. What causes this?

Swollen right leg: May be infection cellulitis or clot or compression from venous insufficiency or mass in pelvis or combination. The numbness is due to compression of nerves from swelling At your age it is serious go to ER today ...Read more

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Yesterday, both feet & ankles swollen, this mng, only the entire right leg swollen, left leg normal, no pain, just swelling.

Yesterday, both feet & ankles swollen, this mng, only the entire right leg swollen, left leg normal, no pain, just swelling.

One leg swelling: Just one leg swelling in 61 years old needs evaluation for clot. Please see your doctor and get doppler test of this leg. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have swelling on my right leg from insect bite, feels hot to the touch and is itching. I'm a diabetic. The area is also red with burning feeling.

I have swelling on my right leg from insect bite, feels hot to the touch and is itching. I'm a diabetic. The area is also red with burning feeling.

Antibiotics: I would get to the doctor as soon as you can for antibiotic treatment. The injection can progress and travel leading to more severe complications. A cold compress might help now until you can get to the doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more