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Constant swelling on the left side of my body only for the last several years. Swelling to the painful extent. Any clue as to possible causes?

Constant swelling on the left side of my body only for the last several years. Swelling to the painful extent. Any clue as to possible causes?

Dr.: Totally vague and difficult to answer without a thorough history, exam and tests. Fibromyalgia may be a contributing factor but other triggers may be present. Get to a dr. Asap. ...Read more

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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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Hi doctor I've s swelling on left hand side of my body just under rib cage which is sore all over that area ?

Hi doctor I've s swelling on left hand side of my body just under rib cage which is sore all over that area ?

See your doctor!: If you are referring to the spleen area, it's important that you get evaluated by your PCP so they can do a thorough abdominal examination, and get more medical, social, travel, trauma, sexual history from you to determine what is swelling and why it's swelling.This may involve lab testing& imaging too. So, don't delay. If it's still painful over this area, it won't get better faster w/o med care. ...Read more

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What does swelling on only the left side of my body mean?

What does swelling on only the left side of my body mean?

Whole left side?: If indeed the whole of your left side is swollen, see an md soon. If it is just an arm, hand or leg, think of recent trauma, or a contact dermatitis (allergic reaction by contact). It is a bit vague to answer in this type of venue. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have SLE why would I have swelling on only the left side of my body. I'm on prednisone.

I have SLE why would I have swelling on only the left side of my body. I'm on prednisone.

Inflammation: The inflammatory process associated with SLE does not always appear symmetrical. ...Read more

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Swelling, tingling an numbness on left side of the body only aware of pinched nerve, however swelling an constant feel of pins an needles are recent.

Tingling : Tingling and numbness that affects half of the body (which most people mean as including an upper limb, a lower limb, one side of the trunk, and sometimes one half of the face) can be caused by a problem in the brain or spinal cord. A pinched nerve can not cause those sorts of problems. Swelling of half the body is very uncommon. Such problems should be evaluated by a primary care doctor (family practice or internal medicine) who can help determine if a specialist is needed. ...Read more

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My prophylactic, bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction...With implants, has developed severe swelling on left side. Could it be fluid?

My prophylactic, bilateral  mastectomy with immediate reconstruction...With implants, has developed severe swelling on left side. Could it be fluid?

Yes possible seroma : Yes, it could be a possible seroma or hematoma. Usually drains will help to minimize this but not completely prevent it. It amy require treatment with drainage and/or antibiotics. Discuss with your reconstructive surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Discomfort in groin above and behind testicles, slight swelling on left side. No urinary or erectile trouble. Better with rest but it is bothersome.

Discomfort in groin above and behind testicles, slight swelling on left side. No urinary or erectile trouble. Better with rest but it is bothersome.

?? Epidydimitis??: The structure that is above and behind your testes is called the epidydimus and it too can get infected. You can examine yourself in your bathroom at home or when you are lying Jin bed. It is readily treated with one the floxacins. Go to your doc for confirmation and a scrip. ...Read more

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Symptoms pvcs, tachycardia, swelling on left side includes face, neck, and legs. What could this be. Dr can't find anything wrong. Have had tests.

Symptoms pvcs, tachycardia, swelling on left side includes face, neck, and legs. What could this be. Dr can't find anything wrong. Have had tests.

Allergies?: Anxiety can cause some of these symptoms. But if there is true swelling in the face and neck, you many have allergies or intolerace. Also get checked for inflammation, lupus, thyroid, vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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