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Swelling Near Spine
Can abdom. Pain, enlarged spleen, low WBC and platelets and swelling near the spine be early symptoms of cancer or some prob. Of the pancreas?
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
Depends where the: Swelling is you are speaking of. If you are talking of within the spine, there are number of things, from infection to injury, things like transverse myelitis, etc. If it is in the meninges, infections like spinal meningitis can occur which causes swelling. If you are talking about outside the spine, where you can feel it on the outside, can be anything from spasms to infections. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Hard to say: It is hard to say, there are many potential causes. It is unusual to have a spine related complaint in and of itself, so it is a little more likely it is something in the area. A bursa is a structure that can be inflamed and swollen in the area, an abcess can also cause atraumatic swelling. I would encourage you to be checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
No: I am not sure what kind of swelling you are talking about . But if it's outside the spine and the bony spine is intact then the answer is no. ...Read more
Should your spine be straight directly after surgery for sheurmans kyphosis or would it still be curved from swelling?
Juvenile Epiphysitis: IF THE PROBLEM WAS BAD ENOUGH TO OPERATE ON, IT MUST HAVE BEEN SEVERE. IF THE DOCTOR STRAIGHTENED IT, YOUR THORACIC SPINE IS NOW AS STRAIGHT AS IT WILL EVER BE WITHOUT FURTHER (ILL ADVISED) SURGERY. WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU'VE GOT. I NO LONGER DO SPINAL SURGERY AND WOULD NEVER HAVE ATTEMPTED THIS. THE SWELLING WOULD NOT INTERFERE WITH THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR ALIGNMENT. SORRY TO DISAPPOINT YOU. ...Read more