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There are swelling in my back?

There are swelling in my back?

Hard to say: It is hard to diagnose you without more info. Where on the back? Are the swollen areas itchy? How many are there? How long has it been there? Are they red? ...Read more

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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What can I do if I have swelling in my back and that what's showed up on my mri.?

What can I do if I have swelling in my back and that what's showed up on my mri.?

Therapy: If swelling is what showed on your mri, therapy is the mainstay of treatment. Therapy will include heat, ultrasound, muscle stimulation, and exercises to help your back improve. ...Read more

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I have swelling in the back and side of my knee?

I have swelling in the back and side of my knee?

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

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I have hard bumps swelling in the back of my head?

I have hard bumps swelling in the back of my head?

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

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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?

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 more

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What causes tenderness and swelling in mid back?

What causes tenderness and swelling in mid back?

Muscle spasms: When the muscles contract they will feel like a mass or swelling and if the spasms are frequent they can get sore. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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