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Swelling Of The Back
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
I have small swelling on my back for many years, secretes white foul smelling sticky substance when pressed, and gets painful then. what it could be?
Hit in my ankle 6 wk ago, had a contusion. Pain is much better now but swelling still comes back at night but gone in the morning. Should i be worried?
If you still have : Pain even though it is better and swelling persists even if not always present, it is possible you have ligament damage or stress fracture.The swelling is there at night after you walk and use the foot/ ankle. It disappears in the morning because you were off it the whole night. Follow up with a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Commonly a cyst: This can be from many things but if you have an internal knee problem like a meniscus tear or wear on your cartilage, you joint can make extra fluid and this can escape out the back of the knee joint and create a space filled with joint fluid called a poplital (or baker's) cyst. Get evaluated by your doctor first and get a diagnosis. ...Read more
Neck Bumps: Without seeing your skin it is almost impossible too make a diagnosis but if you are african anerican you could have acne kelodalis nuchae.Acne keloidalis nuchae (akn) is a condition characterized by follicular-based papules and pustules that form hypertrophic or keloid-like scars. Akn typically occurs on the occipital scalp and posterior neck and develops almost exclusively in young, african-amer. ...Read more
Hi.. I have a soft tissue swelling on the back of my neck with a lump. My neck is also a bit stiff. What could be causing this?
Exam needed: A physician would have to examine your neck and palpate the lump in order to make a diagnosis. The neck stiffness may or may not be related. Occasionally soft tissue accumulates at the base of the neck causing a "dowager's hump" which can be seen in certain endocrine disorders like Cushing's syndrome or corticosteroid use ...Read more
Fractured mandible treated with 1 plate on my right body and 2 on my left angle 3 weeks ago, swelling keeps coming back is it ok? What to expect?
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
Venous ultrasound: A mildly painful swelling in the back of the knee can be a cyst coming off of the joint (a baker's or popliteal cyst). If you have other risk factors for a blood clot (smoking, history of cancer, family history of blood clots or a tendency to clot), then a venous ultrasound may be the best way to try to differentiate the two. Often a diagnosis of a popliteal cyst is made by location & size. ...Read more
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