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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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What can swelling on one side of bridge of nose be?

What can swelling on one side of bridge of nose be?

Nose swelling: It can be a sinus infection. If it doesn't go away quickly, see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Temporary weakness on one side of body is a stroke, right?

Temporary weakness on one side of body is a stroke, right?

Not really: Temporary blood flow disruption called TIA"s typically reverse after 20-30 minutes. Persistent focal problems would be more consistent with a stroke. Transient focal weakness may be present with complex migraine events, and usually a fixed stroke does not develop. ...Read more

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Can shingles manifest on just the lower half of the body (eg: both legs & feet)?

Can shingles manifest on just the lower half of the body (eg: both legs & feet)?

Yes..: Shingles can manifest on any part of the body around a specific skin region we name dermatome, which usually forms like a map like area where the virus sits and shows symptoms of pain( usually burning type), itching, and rash in a cluster distribution. You can look at the dermatome chart at http://www.apparelyzed.com/dermatome.html. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms on one side of your face? Only one side around eye, mouth and cheek.

What causes muscle spasms on one side of your face? Only one side around eye, mouth and cheek.

Hemifacial spasm : Hemifacial spasm is contraction of one side of the face. It can be due to irritation of the facial nerve due to a blood vessel but can also be due to other central nerve system disorders. It is treated with Botox injections or sometimes surgery. ...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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What does pain and soreness on one side of face mean?

What does pain and soreness on one side of face mean?

See your Doctor: Many possible causes.Most common- sinus infection , tooth infection, ear infection, neuralgia of different etiology. You must see your doctor to examine and evaluate you. ...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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Could shingles cause swelling on one side of face and temporary loss of vision without a rash?

Yes: This is caused a "prodromal effect" where the symptoms occur before the rash. Please go see your eye doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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My son is getting over a 3 day fever. Fever gone. he has swollen glands on the back of one side of his neck only and under on side of chin. Normal?

My son is getting over a 3 day fever. Fever gone. he has swollen glands on the back of one side of his neck only and under on side of chin. Normal?

Lymphadenopathy: These lymph nodes are busy doing what they are supposed to, fighting inflammation and helping to eliminate whatever your son had that was producing fever. They will return to normal in time. Best wishes for the holidays. ...Read more

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Will tetanus only affect one side of the jaw?

Will tetanus only affect one side of the jaw?

No. TMJ: No. True tetanus is a systemic problem, and would affect both jaws. You likely have a TMJ problem. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Can a goiter grow on only one side of the neck?

Can a goiter grow on only one side of the neck?

Yes: Goiter is simply the term for an enlarged thyroid. Usually it is bilateral (both sides) but you can have marked difference from one side or the other. One sided masses of the thyroid are more concerning for a thyroid cancer, and so should be evaluated at least with an ultrasound, and perhaps with a needle biopsy. ...Read more

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What would cause small tiny blisters up and down one side of the body on the right side of the the body?

What would cause small tiny blisters up and down one side of the body on the right side of the the body?

If it is up and down: much of that side - can't say. There are some conditions that just affect one dermatome . This will likely need to be assessed in person for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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What are pin-head red dots under skin of my forearm & back of hand & lower leg after taking antihistamine? Only occurs on 1 side of body at a time.

What are pin-head red dots under skin of my forearm & back of hand & lower leg after taking antihistamine? Only occurs on 1 side of body at a time.

Unusual: Antihistamines are an effective treatment for the red raised bumps that occur as part of an allergic reaction. A red rash after taking an antihistamine might represent an allergy to the medication or a reaction to one of the other components of the pill (coloring, filler, preservative, etc.) A photo of the rash and more information about time course & itchiness would help figure this out. ...Read more