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Swollen Arm Causes
Various causes: The commonest causes of bilateral leg swelling are fluid retention which may be caused by weak or incompetent veins, heart failure,liver or kidney disorders, some medications, excess salt ingestion, underactive thyroid,etc. Your physician will evaluate you and order any needed tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: This could be edema, fluid in the soft tissues. That can occur from fluid overload, salt retention, kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease certain medications, etc also joint swelling can do this. There can be many reasons for that. Your evaluation will look at many of these possibilities to help discern why you have he swelling.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Various causes: There are very many causes, from congestive heart failure, to lymphedema, to venous insufficiency, blood clots, pregnancy, a various other causes, including serious and not-so-serious causes. The fact that you legs are the lowest part of your body, fluid have tendency to pool down there, with increased hydrostatic pressure -- sometime called dependent edema. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If ALL your toes are: Swollen, chances are it's not a foot problem, but a problem in retaining fluid. The only reason the fluid collects in the toes is because of gravity. If you stood on your head all day, your head would swell. The 4 most common causes of fluid retention are heart, lung, liver & kidney. It's important to find out the cause before treatment can be made. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a doctor: If you are having pain that long, you should consider getting checked. If you have a primary doctor, start with that person. Spinal problems might cause this, but so can many other problems. You need a professional to sort this out. ...Read more
Gravity: Usually prolonged sitting or standing can cause swollen legs and feet, if it improves in the morning after being supine overnight , i wouldn't worry too much , but still see your doctor, its an early sign of venous disease. If it persists see a doctor asap, it could be a blood clot as well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many things: The list of answers to your question is so long it cannot be explained here. Causes range from strep throat or other infection to allergic reaction to swollen lymph nodes or goiter. If the neck swelling causes trouble breathing, that is an emergency. If not, it may not be emergent, but you should probably start by seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Swollen Lymph nodes under both armpits and left side neck, itchy skin on both arms with rash, left upper arm hurts, muscle twitches here and there ?
Exam: Do not ignore these symptoms. Make an appointment for a comprehensive physical exam-asap. ...Read more
Inflammation in H&N: Painful swollen nodes an indication of an inflammatory process in the H&N area. If the nodes are high in the posterior neck region, examine the scalp for an infection. If in anterior triangle mid neck one should do endoscopy to see if lesion in area of larynx or cords . In supraclavicular area, inflammation apex of lung can cause the problem and chest X ray can help. Bx if necessary. ...Read more
Not likely: lymph nodes are asign of fighting infection , sometimes friction andstress could inflame them but if tender and swollen look for infection as cause ...Read more
Neck pain on left side shoulder area looks raised like swollen neck area. What can be the cause ?
Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Swollen Ribs: The ribs, themselves, are probably not swollen, but the cartilage between the ribs and intercostal muscles might be swollen. This can happen from exercise, but there are inflammatory problems, like costochondritis, that might be causing your rib pain. Try a strong dose of anti-inflammatory medication, like a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack from your doctor, or 600mg of Ibuprofen 3 times per day for a week. ...Read more
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