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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've been having mild pain and some numbness on my left leg for about a week now. Mostly around the knee and calf area. No swelling or other symptoms?

I've been having mild pain and some numbness on my left leg for about a week now. Mostly around the knee and calf area. No swelling or other symptoms?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Have a calf tear from a week ago. using a KneeRover. Can't walk and calf is still incredibly tender. Swelling has mostly subsided. I noticed ankle is now swelling since I been on feet all day. No other addt'l symptoms. Go to doc or stay off feet?

Have a calf tear from a week ago. using a KneeRover. Can't walk and calf is still incredibly tender. Swelling has mostly subsided. I noticed ankle is now swelling since I been on feet all day. No other addt'l symptoms. Go to doc or stay off feet?

Achilles tear?: With a calf injury as you describe, worry about exact location. Higher up on leg suggests likely muscle injury and resulting hematoma. Mid-leg or distal pain in lower third of leg may suggest muscle-tendon or Achille's tendon injury that would warrant thorough evaluation by health care provider experienced in evaluating calf injuries. ...Read more

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Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. not diabetic.

Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. not diabetic.

Neuropathy?: 19F Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. not diabetic. ANS: And your question is? How long has this been going on. Discuss with your Dr who can do some simple tests to see if you have a neuropathy. Would be unusual at your age if everything else OK. I would go to uptodate.com and read as well. ...Read more

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Is swelling of the foot or leg a symptom of an allergic reaction?

Is swelling of the foot or leg a symptom of an allergic reaction?

It can be: It can be if there was something administered, like an injection, medication or even an insect bite. Typical allergic reactions have a known trigger. Get it checked. ...Read more

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58 y male being treated for hf stage 3 post mi 2013. Have all usual symptoms except no leg swelling. Is it poss to have hf but no fluid retention?

58 y male being treated for hf stage 3 post mi 2013. Have all usual symptoms except no leg swelling. Is it poss to have hf but no fluid retention?

Here are some ...: Known to most, every life event including illness is always a process of lifelong making and, as well, displays itself as a process of full spectrum; so, does hf and yours is expected as you have been experiencing. Besides, it would be helpful to realize life is a process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, and continuation. ...Read more

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My stepson is going through a severe Hepes outbreak, he now, is experiencing swelling in his leg and foot. Is that a symptom from the Hepes outbreak?

My stepson is going through a severe Hepes outbreak, he now, is experiencing swelling in his leg and foot. Is that a symptom from the Hepes outbreak?

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion . Or after a heroes flare. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. F/U with the doctor who diagnosed the herpes. Continue anti viral Meds ie Valtrex (valacyclovir) or famvir. ...Read more

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I twisted my leg in a small bike accident. I have little swelling in my leg and pain.Other than that no symptoms. I have to worry about fracture?

I twisted my leg in a small bike accident. I have little swelling in my leg and pain.Other than that no symptoms. I have to worry about fracture?

Unlikely: Of course, i can't give you a definite answer without access to more information, but generally speaking, fractures of the leg (tibia, femur, fibula) are quite painful and produce a significant amount of swelling. Weight-bearing is quite difficult. Thus, based on what you have told me, i think a fracture is unlikely. ...Read more

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Can bee stings make your whole leg swell, even if you're not allergic? I got stung by a bee medial to my left knee about 36 hours ago, i never saw the bee, i just had to assume by my symptoms that it was a bee. The sting has been swelling non-stop since i

Can bee stings make your whole leg swell, even if you're not allergic? I got stung by a bee medial to my left knee about 36 hours ago, i never saw the bee, i just had to assume by my symptoms that it was a bee. The sting has been swelling non-stop since i

Yes: Large local reactions are a bit more worrisome. Say u r stung on the ankle, if the swelling goes up to the hip then the person really should see an allergist for testing. Especially since most people almost never know what stung them. It is important, though, to wait 6 weeks after this sting for testing. ...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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Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot,ankle,& leg be a symptom?

Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot,ankle,& leg be a symptom?

Yes: It is definitely possible, however it is more likely that if someone has lymphoma and a mass is found in the lung that it is a lesion from the lymphoma rather than a true " lung cancer". But both are possible. Biopsy would surely differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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Is ankle pain itself a possible dvt symptom? I dont have any leg cramping, swelling or tenderness. Still wonder does ankle pain warrant ER examination

Is ankle pain itself a possible dvt symptom? I dont have any leg cramping, swelling or tenderness. Still wonder does ankle pain warrant ER examination

Don't think so : Just ankle pain, without swelling/pain in the leg and no predisposing factor, wouldn't necessarily warrant a dvt workup. May be more likely related to trauma/infection/ inflammation. ...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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41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

Lupus: This sounds like a diagnosis of lupus. Finish and additional work up and be seen by a rheumatologist and.other needed sub specialist. All the best. ...Read more

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