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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 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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What causes swelling, lump on back of neck near spine?

What causes swelling, lump on back of neck near spine?

Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Swelling below right knee cap. Slightly on the center to right outside pocket of swelling g?

Swelling  below right knee cap. Slightly on the center to right outside pocket of swelling g?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes. One of the more common is called pre patellar bursitis which can develop in the area of the knee you are describing. A detailed exam will usually tell you the cause, consider being checked. ...Read more

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Swollen tender lymph node located just above left groin adjacent to left of mons pubis?

Swollen tender lymph node located  just above left groin adjacent to left of mons pubis?

Needs to be examined: given your description, likely to be inflamed/infected structure in your groin area or below, but better be seen, in the interim use warm compresses and pain killers, good luck ...Read more

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Mild fluid in spot located in upper foot near ankle, help?

Mild fluid in spot located in upper foot near ankle, help?

Ganglion cyst: You may have a ganglion cyst which is a fluid filled cyst that originates from the joint or a tendon. It is filled with synovial fluid from the joint or tendon. This can easily be cured with a needling technique and a steroid injection. See a podiatrist for this issue. ...Read more

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Painful lump above right hip bone?

Painful lump above right hip bone?

Painful lump : Above right hip bone could mean an infection , boil, abscess, cellulitis or metastasis from bone tumor. Hard to say without more information and examination. Best thing to do is consult your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in the right hand side near upper hip bone during intercourse?

Pain in the right hand side near upper hip bone during intercourse?

Arthritis: During intercourse the hips are flexed and rotated outward. If your flexibility is decreased because of arthritis or tight ligaments you may feel it. You can test this. Wile sitting on the floor cross your right foot over your left knee and push your right knee down to the floor. If that mimics what you are feeling that is likely the problem. Have your doc check it out. Good health. ...Read more

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Lump near my lateral malleolus of my left ankle Dull pain to touch ?

Lump near my lateral malleolus of my left ankle 
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Ankle pain: Did you recently have trauma to your ankle? Do you have any history of inflammatory disease, fevers, or cancer? Consult with us to help determine cause. This is not normal. ...Read more

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MRI and 3 Nerve blocks, hospital can't find the cause 2 years of investigation lower back pain, tender tail bone pain radiates around buttocks.

MRI and 3 Nerve blocks, hospital can't find the cause 2 years of investigation lower back pain, tender tail bone pain radiates around buttocks.

Coccydynia: Tail bone pain is also called coccydynia. Coccydynia is inflammation localized to the tailbone and there can be multiple causes or things that mimic it, including sacroilitis, sciatica or even infection to name a few.It might be best to see a spine specialist for a more detailed history and exam.In the meantime try Lidocaine or Diclofenac patch, Core PT or pilates w/ lumbar stabilization & massage ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my front right side pelvis area . It's inside and near my pelvis bone but isn't the bone ?

I'm having pain in my front right side pelvis area . It's inside and near my pelvis bone but isn't the bone ?

Tough to say: There are many possible causes of pain in that area, including but not limited to Ovarian, Uterine, Bladder, possible Musculoskeletal conditions, etc. etc. Best for you to see a Doctor and get an evaluation to best determine the cause of your pain and then the best treatment can occur. Good luck, get well soon. ...Read more

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Can pubic bone instability cause slight swelling of the pubic mound and groin areas and pain in hip when walking long distances? and sciatica pain?

Can pubic bone instability cause slight swelling of the pubic mound and groin areas and pain in hip when walking long distances? and sciatica pain?

Shouldn't: While the pelvis is all interconnected, the pubic bone is in the front, and shouldn't cause swelling. It is curious why you think this joint is unstable. You may want to ask you primary care if an imaging study would be appropriate. Sciatica is typically caused by disc disease of the spine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Painful hard lump/knot in left ankle pain level 8 pain moving upwards?

Get an exam...: If there is increasing pain anywhere in the body I definitely recommend getting examined for the proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Get better soon! ...Read more

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Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more