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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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My 4 year old seems to have very slight swelling on the right side of her body. Most noticeable on her right cheek and even in her toes and fingers.

My 4 year old seems to have very slight swelling on the right side of her body. Most noticeable on her right cheek and even in her toes and fingers.

Workup mgt: This is a serious symptom potentially and should be checked by your PCP. When you are in the office, please have the PCP check her cardiac exam, and perform a BP check. ...Read more

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I have a little swelling on the right side of my body just above my hip. It isn't sore, however it does have a burning sensation. What could this be?

I have a little swelling on the right side of my body just above my hip.  It isn't sore, however it does have a burning sensation.  What could this be?

Needs evaluation: It is not possible to offer individual diagnosis in this forum. A swelling would need to be seen and palpated (felt) to properly determine what it is. ...Read more

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I just have swelling on the whole right side of my body would a stroke cause this?

I just have swelling on the whole right side of my body would a stroke cause this?

No: stroke doesn't cause such, but you need to be seen for better management, your question isn't descriptive enough, good luck ...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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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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Numbness, tingleling and swelling on one side of the body. What could be the cause?

Numbness, tingleling and swelling on one side of the body. What could be the cause?

Many causes: Most severe possibilities are stroke, ms. Best to have your primary care doctor examine you. ...Read more

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Half my body on the right side it swelling upper my medal my chest having pain doesn't go away painful or miles comes and go?

Half my body on the right side it swelling  upper my medal my chest  having pain doesn't go away painful or miles comes and go?

Try: A little more to get this in proper english. We'd be gals to help but this needs to be re-written. Please get some help in wrting this so we can help. ...Read more

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