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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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Swelling on right side of groin in pubic area?

Swelling on right side  of groin in pubic area?

Evaluation Needed: It could be anything from kidney stones to tumors to infection so an evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Having red skin in lower tummy and around thigh area near the penis?

Having red skin in lower tummy and around thigh area near the penis?

Could be yeast : it is not clear what this rash is. It could be yeast. I would suggest you see a dermatologist to help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Swelling and growling around groin area?

Swelling and growling around groin area?

Hernia?: An exam can tell this for sure. Infection or swollen lymph node can occur in the groin, but a loop of bowel in the groin can cause a growling noise ...Read more

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Aching pain in left inside upper thigh and groin area. Sometimes radiates to left lower back area. No swelling.

Aching pain in left inside upper thigh and groin area.  Sometimes radiates to left lower back area.  No swelling.

Groin pain: Causes of groin pain include hernia, hip arthritis, tendonitis, nerve pain from spinal nerve impingement, inflamed lymph node, trauma, or pelvic organ inflammation. If it is radiating as you describe, you should have an exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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Tightness in upper thigh near the groin when running ?

Tightness in upper thigh near the groin 
when running 
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Ans: Well better stop running for a while you need to do proper warm up exercises or you can do irrepairable injury. ...Read more

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Bump above the groin area with a welt around it?

Bump above the groin area with a welt around it?

"Bump" vs "welt": Not sure that I understand what you mean about a 'bump' with a 'welt' over it, unless you mean that the skin over and around the 'bump' has firm texture. If this is the case you should seek medical attention as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Discoloration on inside of thigh near groin that burns?

Could be fungal: "jock itch" or tinea cruris is a fungal infection in the groin that is itchy or painful. Please see your dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and management of this condition. ...Read more

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Can a hair bump in groin area caus lymph node swelling in upper right groin area?

Can a hair bump in groin area caus lymph node swelling  in upper right groin area?

Yes: Lymph nodes in the right groin area are associated with your legs and genital area. Any type of inflammation or infection in those areas can cause your groin lymph nodes to swell. If you have an ingrown hair bump in your groin that is inflamed, it could be the cause. Other causes can include a sexually transmitted disease or even cancer. See a health provider to be sure. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Circulation or muscl: The symptoms could be circulation - either an inflammation in theveins or arteries or an acute tendonitis. Consult your physician or podiatrist to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Hard swelling and itchiness in ass(buttocks). Also, rashes on the buttocks till the front urinal part.

Hard swelling and itchiness in ass(buttocks). Also,  rashes on the buttocks till the front urinal part.

ITCHY BUTT: you have what it could be called pruritis anii which mean itchy butt caused by fungal infection could be treated by anti fungal cream or powder same medicine they use for athlete foot work the rashes could be heat rash or infected hair from scratching too hard use antibiotic cream alternation with hydrocortison cream best way to go and see a doctor that can look at the problem and have better idea ...Read more

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Painful rash on right buttock spreading. Causing lymph soreness on groin and overall soreness on right side and leg.

Painful rash on right buttock spreading. Causing lymph soreness on groin and overall soreness on right side and leg.

Painful 1-side rash: Shingles is one painful rash that can start on back close to middle and spreads forward and down. Consists of red patches with groups of small blisters. Other conditions such as a bacterial infection, cellulitis, can spread and cause pain and lymph node swelling as well. Please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in inner thigh near groin area. Sometimes travels behind my knees. What could it be?

Pain in inner thigh near groin area. Sometimes travels behind my knees. What could it be?

Tailor's tendinitis: Twenties male with groin pain radiating to behind the knees describes an injury peculiar to tailors who use a trundle foot pedal to drive the sewing machine. Repetitive stress doing certain muscle building physical culture exercises could initiate. See a physical therapist or Osteopath to discern. The overly-stressed Gracelis muscle is the offending soft tissue spastic structure in such injuries. ...Read more

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Swelling above the front of ankle around the shin area?

Swelling above the front of ankle around the shin area?

In absence of injury: This could be ganglion, or a swelling from underlying bone, nerve, muscle, or vascular tissue. If its getting bigger or causing pain, etc. Then need for investigating it further with xrays, mri/ct scans, blood work. Surgical removal with biopsy would most likely be necessary to get definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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Round red/pink rashes around buttock area and tingling sensation down pelvic and thigh area. No other syntomptoms.

Round red/pink rashes around buttock area and tingling sensation down pelvic and thigh area. No other syntomptoms.

Rash and tingling: Sounds like a possible case of shingles. See your Doctor ASAP - Earlier detection and treatment will reduce the chances of long term pain issues in that area. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph node (left side) groin 2 painful bumps, lumps, on vagina lip (left) and the entire left lip is swollen.?

Painful swollen lymph node (left side) groin 2 painful bumps,  lumps,  on vagina lip (left) and the entire left lip is swollen.?

See an OB/GYN: Can't diagnose this without a history, exam, and possible testing. You should be seen by a gynecologist or family doctor and evaluated. ...Read more

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Chronic itching around pelvic area & into inner thigh closest to genital area. There's some swelling small bumps after scratching, leaves scars. Dry?

Chronic itching around pelvic area & into inner thigh closest to genital area. There's some swelling small bumps after scratching, leaves scars. Dry?

Fungal infection: Sounds like jock itch (tinea cruris). Caused by a fungus and results in red, itchy skin in the groin area that can expand onto the thighs. Most OTC anti-dandruff shampoos like Nizoral have ketoconazole in them that will treat the fungus. This shampoo can be applied in the shower. If this does not clear the infection, follow up with FP doc. ...Read more

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HELLO SIR, My buttocks are swelling (enlarged) that seems odd but at the same time, it doesn't pain at all. Is there any problem with my body ?

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HELLO SIR,
My buttocks are swelling (enlarged) that seems odd but at the same time, it doesn't pain at all. Is there any problem with my body ?

Sudden?: If your buttock suddenly swelled up, it may be from angioedema which may be controlled with antihistamine. If the problem is a persistent or recurrent one, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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I have a small swelling underneath my buttocks. It might be a swollen lymph node ?

I have a small swelling underneath my buttocks. 
It might be a swollen lymph node ?

See a gyn doc: several possibilities, doubt life threatening at this time but treatment has to be diagnosis specific ...Read more

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Hard swelling and itchiness in ass(buttocks). Also, rashes on the buttocks till the front urinal part.

ITCHY BUTT: you have what it could be called pruritis anii which mean itchy butt caused by fungal infection could be treated by anti fungal cream or powder same medicine they use for athlete foot work the rashes could be heat rash or infected hair from scratching too hard use antibiotic cream alternation with hydrocortison cream best way to go and see a doctor that can look at the problem and have better idea ...Read more

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"severe" hidradentis suppurativa odor, lesions, swelling, pain, immobile, draining both armpits, buttocks groin area age19 no social life please help?

See a doctor: First treatment may be a trial of antibiotics. The only complete treatment I am aware of is plastic surgery to deeply surgically remove the affected areas with possible skin grafts or primary closure. ...Read more

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I had smart-lipo 2 weeks ago on the top of my legs, just below my buttocks that looks like it was missed or could it be swelling?

I had smart-lipo 2 weeks ago on the top of my legs, just below my buttocks that looks like it was missed or could it be swelling?

Probable swelling: Liposuction is like acne treatment: things look worse before they get better. Give it time and the swelling should resolve. Make sure you keep all your follow up appts with your physician. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant in 27 weeks.I have so big deep pimple in buttocks,redness swelling on skin around.I pop it A lot of mucus gone should I worry what to do?

I'm pregnant in 27 weeks.I have so big deep  pimple in buttocks,redness swelling on skin around.I pop it A lot of mucus gone should I worry what to do?

Probably no worries: Now that the area is drained it will probably heal on its own. If the redness spreads or does not improve over several days or if you develop a fever - see your doctor ...Read more

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3 days ago i noticed tiny blisters and redness in 1 area of my buttocks. The redness and swelling has expanded across my hip and into the groin area. What is this?

3 days ago i noticed tiny blisters and redness in 1 area of my buttocks. The redness and swelling has expanded across my hip and into the groin area. What is this?

This : This sounds like a possible cellulitis (skin infection). You will need to be examined by a doctor and get treated. Antibiotics will clear this up if it is in fact bacterial in nature, other possibilities are herpetic lesions, allergic reaction, or even bug bites. If the issue has not resolved please seek medical attention. Best of luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with by many things. Recommend NSAIDs, exercise and ab strengthening. Sleep and sit on hard NOT soft surfaces. If not better definitive treatment is medrol dose pak and/or PT. ...Read more

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Lower right back pain now with swelling radiating into buttocks and thigh. Ongoing for several months associated with weight gain and severe diarrhea?

Lower right back pain now with swelling radiating into buttocks and thigh. Ongoing for several months associated with weight gain and severe diarrhea?

Multiple issues: certainly sciatic PLUS GI issues and possibly metabolic issues. I suggest a comprehensive physical examination and blood/urine testing as well as a thyroid evaluation. ...Read more

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I have chikungunya and a swelling nude in the left buttock is that common?

I have chikungunya and a swelling nude in the left buttock is that common?

Not chikungunya: This is totally unrelated to chikungunya and is a separate problem. It's a bit hard to tell from the pic but it could be a 'Staph boil' or possibly an STD if you've been having unsafe sex. Sometimes the condom doesn't cover the 'whole area' so what's not covered could, in theory, get infected. Best to get a doc to see it and CULTURE that so you know exactly what it is, and therefore the best Rx. ...Read more

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I have pain in my buttock with slight swelling? It also has a burning sensation.

A couple possible: Considerations include sacro-iliac dysfunction, sciatic nerve issues, and even hip problems. These are all potentially reversible. An experienced osteopathic physician could be very helpful.. ...Read more

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Is buttock pain and swelling usually due to a back problems?

Is buttock pain and swelling usually due to a back problems?

Yes,but: Pain in buttocks is caused by back problems. Swelling is not. Consider torn glut. ...Read more

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Left lower buttock swelling for months now getting uncomfortable when I sit I have something similar for years on my left inner elbow for years ?

Buttock swelling: Swelling in that region is often caused by growths like fatty tissue tumors which are benign. However malignant growths such as sarcoma can cause buttock swelling. I don't think the elbow growth is related. Any buttock growth can cause discomfort on sitting. I recommend an examination by a physician. ...Read more

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Buttock pain so bad, left hip and knee pain severe with swelling i can't take much more! feel like i'm coming to the end of being able to handle it?

Buttock pain so bad, left hip and knee pain severe with swelling i can't take much more! feel like i'm coming to the end of being able to handle it?

More than 1 problem: Sorry about your pain. Sounds like there are at least 2 problems superimposing on each other. The buttock and hip pain could be from sciatica or a pinched nerve in your back. Severe knee swelling is not seen with these and likely due to an isolated problem that needs to be investigated and treated. You need an exam by a doctor, mri, +/- injections to get you out of pain. ...Read more

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Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more