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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 have intense pain and swelling from my lower left spine to the left front abdomen my dr said it might be shingles no rash though been going on for 5?

I have intense pain and swelling from my lower left spine to the left front abdomen my dr said it might be shingles no rash though been going on for 5?

Shingles: Shingles can present with severe pain without a rash. The pain is usually in a strip of skin called a dermatome. Neurontin (gabapentin) may be beneficial. I would discuss treatment of shingles with your doctor. Usually the pain slowly improves over time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain lower left side of abdomen. Swelling in middle of stomach, and lots of pain in upper area. Bp high. Chills, no fever. Uneasy feeling.

Pain lower left side of abdomen. Swelling in middle of stomach, and lots of pain in upper area. Bp high. Chills, no fever. Uneasy feeling.

Go to ER now: These are symptoms of an infection in your abdomen such as diverticulitis which is an emergency. You need immediate evaluation in an er to determine the cause. ...Read more

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About 10 years ago started with pain, swelling in lower abdomen was unable to diagnose, now severe swelling on left side effecting hip, leg dr stumped?

About 10 years ago started with pain, swelling in lower abdomen was unable to diagnose, now severe swelling on left side effecting hip, leg dr stumped?

Seek 2nd opinion: When a doctor is stumped, it is time to see another physician or go to a specialist to find out the cause. There is always a cause behind a significant swelling especially if it is localized to one side of the body. A ct scan or MRI may reveal the cause. ...Read more

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Severe pelvic pain when bladder is full. Right side pelvic bulge. Abdomen swelling, bloated. Right side lower abdomen bigger than left. Painfulmenses?

Severe pelvic pain when bladder is full. Right side pelvic bulge. Abdomen swelling, bloated. Right side lower abdomen bigger than left. Painfulmenses?

Needs evaluation: While I can speculate on potential causes of these symptoms, you need some serious, specific answers. That means a thorough examination plus some X-ray studies to define the problem. Start by calling your physician or gynecologist today to make an appointment to get started. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

See a physician: There are too many possible causes for all symptoms to give you any specific advice. You need to discuss your symptoms with a physician and be examined. Please don't try to self diagnose yourself on the internet. You won't be able to. ...Read more

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Having lower abdomen (left side) swelling, slight pain involved. Also sharp pelvic pain with bowel movements. Help?

Having lower abdomen (left side) swelling, slight pain involved. Also sharp pelvic pain with bowel movements. Help?

Seek Medical Help: I think you should see a medical provider in the next 24hours. You have not provided enough information to make a diagnosis, and you concerns could be something serious. Be well! ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst on my right ovary but swelling and pain on my left lower abdomen and swelling down my left leg. When will the symptoms stop?

I have an ovarian cyst on my right ovary but swelling and pain on my left lower abdomen and swelling down my left leg. When will the symptoms stop?

Time: Some ovarian cysts are functional cysts that will go away in 2-6 weeks. Sometimes birth control pills will help them to resolve faster. Other cysts are benign growths. These don't go away and if they get large enough will need to be removed surgically. If you aren't starting to feel better in several weeks see your doctor again. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in lower right abdomen with no pain?

Short list.: Painless mass in rlq? Could be a tumor of some sort. In females I would be concerned about ovarian and uterine issues. If it comes and goes it is not likely of consequence and may be due to air in your bowels. ...Read more

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I have abdomen pain with swelling on right side. Painful in back but more on left side?

I have abdomen pain with swelling on right side. Painful in back but more on left side?

Abdominal pain: O you need to see a physician as it is impossible to diagnose you this way ...Read more

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I have swelling in the lower right quadrant of my abdomen, but no real pain. It isn't constant, but is on and off daily. What could this be?

I have swelling in the lower right quadrant of my abdomen, but no real pain. It isn't constant, but is on and off daily. What could this be?

Gluten sensitivity?: Sometimes people aren't aware how much their diet can affect their abdomen to produce: bloating, swelling, gas, pain, or discomfort, especially intermittently, like in irritable bowel syndrome. Often, going gluten-free, gmo free can help the bowel (intenstines) heal by reducing inflammation of the gut. This can quickly the other symptoms, have yourself tested for celiac. Gluten, and food allergies. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a slight swelling on the left side of your abdomen?

Can pregnancy cause a slight swelling on the left side of your abdomen?

Maybe: Because of the rotation of the uterus to the right, you might perceive an assymetry or 'swelling' on one side or the other. Run this by your OB and make sure that they do not need to do an ultrasound of the uterus. ...Read more

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Lipoma on back, swelling around that w/pain that wraps around side into abdomen on left side any ideas?

Lipoma on back, swelling around that w/pain that wraps around side into abdomen on left side any ideas?

Back swelling: Lipomas are benign fatty tissue (sometimes referred to as tumors) that is movable within the fatty layer area. Sometimes these lipomas may envelope a nerve near the area and can compress it if pressed upon or swelling is noted. This compression of the nerve causes the radiating pain you may be describing. However boils or cysts may do the same, you may need that checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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My upper left abdomen hurts constantly and there seems to be some swelling there. The pain is intense at times. What could this be?

My upper left abdomen hurts constantly and there seems to be some swelling there. The pain is intense at times. What could this be?

Several organs there: Well...There are spleen, part of your stomach, the splenic-flexure portion of your large colon, the diaphragm, lower pain of your left lung, and bottom of your heart is in the vicinity, so any of these affected could cause pain. Swelling you can see/feel suggest something more superficial (or very large spleen-not common) such as sebaceous cyst or lipoma etc.
Check with your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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54 yo male, softball sized swelling in left abdomen a few inches below his ribcage. Rapid onset (one day), no diarrhea, pain or other symptoms.

54 yo male, softball sized swelling in left abdomen a few inches below his ribcage. Rapid onset (one day), no diarrhea, pain or other symptoms.

Get checked: Well, you certainly would want to be checked immediately. There are so many possibilities and an exam and appropriate studies can help to diagnose the problem. Some potential causes could be quite simple and others much more ominous, please get checked. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in low left abd severe swelling when I try to have bm feels like bulge in left abdomen is preventing becomes more painful what could help?

Sharp pain in low left abd severe swelling when I try to have bm feels like bulge in left abdomen is preventing becomes more painful what could help?

Abdominal swelling: You may have a fecal impaction which is giving you difficulty in moving your bowels. Try modifying your diet by increasing the fiber in your diet. Simultaneously cut the dairy products. In addition try enemas and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) by mouth to relieve your impaction. ...Read more

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My problem is that lower to my abdomen there is a swelling near my penis and it is happening from 3-4 months passed. It heals automatically infew days?

My problem is that lower to my abdomen there is a swelling near my penis and it is happening from 3-4 months passed. It heals automatically infew days?

Hernia?: Please see a doctor. There are a number of reasons why this might be so, one of which is a hernia. Your doc can examine you and let you know what to do next to fix it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm having swelling and heavyness in my lower abdomen. When it happends it make me 5 months pregnant but im on depo. Its everyday thing?

I'm having swelling and heavyness in my lower abdomen. When it happends it make me 5 months pregnant but im on depo. Its everyday thing?

Needs checking: First - make sure you are having regular bowel movements. Busy people often forget how important it is to avoid constipation. If there is no problem there I would make sure you have had a recent pelvic exam to make sure your ovaries are not enlarged. If there really is a dramatic physical change that comes and goes be sure to take pics to share with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dull ache lower right abdomen, few weeks, especially when leaning forward. Not painful to press on, no swelling. Anything to worry about?

Difficult to say: It's possibly a strained muscles if it's been this long and increases with movement. Unlikely it is anything in the abdomen (bowels etc). If it persists longer than 4 weeks I think you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be abdominal swelling on the right lower side of my abdomen with no pain just discomfort?

I have what seems to be abdominal swelling on the right lower side of my abdomen with no pain just discomfort?

Maybe hernia: If it gets smaller when you lie down and bigger when you stand, it might be a hernia.It might need to be surgically fixed. See a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Swelling of right groin area, very painful to press on lower right abdomen, dull pain right lower back (flank)?

Swelling of right groin area, very painful to press on lower right abdomen, dull pain right lower back (flank)?

Groin pain: It's not only men who get hernias, women do also. Please see your doc about this POSSIBILITY. I see that you have endometriosis. Your symptoms may be related to that also. Peace and good health. ...Read more