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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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Can pregnancy cause a slight swelling on the left side of your abdomen?

Can pregnancy cause a slight swelling on the left side of your abdomen?

Maybe: Because of the rotation of the uterus to the right, you might perceive an assymetry or 'swelling' on one side or the other. Run this by your OB and make sure that they do not need to do an ultrasound of the uterus. ...Read more

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I have had some pain&swelling on the left side of my abdomen, between my ribcage and hip bone, like a small bagel, seems worse when I drink coffee?

I have had some pain&swelling on the left side of my abdomen, between my ribcage and hip bone, like a small bagel, seems worse when I drink coffee?

Gastritis?: Sounds like that could be gastritis. Or a stomach ulcer. Try to stop drinking coffee for a little while and see if it heals up. If not, try Prevacid (lansoprazole) OTC. If that doesn't help in a couple of weeks, see a GI doctor for some testing. ...Read more

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Pain lower left side of abdomen. Swelling in middle of stomach, and lots of pain in upper area. Bp high. Chills, no fever. Uneasy feeling .

Pain lower left side of abdomen. Swelling in middle of stomach, and lots of pain in upper area. Bp high. Chills, no fever. Uneasy feeling .

Go to ER now: These are symptoms of an infection in your abdomen such as diverticulitis which is an emergency. You need immediate evaluation in an er to determine the cause. ...Read more

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About 10 years ago started with pain, swelling in lower abdomen was unable to diagnose, now severe swelling on left side effecting hip, leg dr stumped?

About 10 years ago started with pain, swelling in lower abdomen was unable to diagnose, now severe swelling on left side effecting hip, leg dr stumped?

Seek 2nd opinion: When a doctor is stumped, it is time to see another physician or go to a specialist to find out the cause. There is always a cause behind a significant swelling especially if it is localized to one side of the body. A ct scan or MRI may reveal the cause. ...Read more

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I have abdomen pain with swelling on right side. Painful in back but more on left side?

I have abdomen pain with swelling on right side.  Painful in back but more on left side?

Abdominal pain: O you need to see a physician as it is impossible to diagnose you this way ...Read more

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Lipoma on back, swelling around that w/pain that wraps around side into abdomen on left side any ideas?

Lipoma on back, swelling around that w/pain that wraps around side into abdomen on left side any ideas?

Back swelling : Lipomas are benign fatty tissue (sometimes referred to as tumors) that is movable within the fatty layer area. Sometimes these lipomas may envelope a nerve near the area and can compress it if pressed upon or swelling is noted. This compression of the nerve causes the radiating pain you may be describing. However boils or cysts may do the same, you may need that checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left groin/abdomen for bout 2 mon. Worsening and now swelling on that side. Tender to touch. What in the world could it be?

Pain in lower left groin/abdomen for bout 2 mon. Worsening and now swelling on that side. Tender to touch. What in the world could it be?

Time to see Dr: Might be a hernia, enlarged lymph nodes, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cyst, gu infection, abscess, and s/p gastric bypass complicates your abdominal infrastructure, so should be seen by your dr or in er as may require ct scan or ultrasound to help clarify what is going on. ...Read more

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There was pain in the left side abdomen area the homeopath sugessted it culd b swelling in colon 6 yrs ago I did the colonoscopy reveld nothing so....?

There was pain in the left side abdomen area the homeopath sugessted it culd b swelling in colon 6 yrs ago I did the colonoscopy reveld nothing so....?

See your doctor: A colonoscopy 6 years ago would not be helpful for recent abdominal pain. You need a thorough physical exam followed by blood work or imaging (ct scan). A repeat colonoscopy may be warranted based on the above results. ...Read more

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