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It started as intense back pain and now my right side on the waist there is a very painful swelling. No other symptoms ?

It started as intense back pain and now my right side on the waist there is a very painful swelling. No other symptoms ?

Pain: If you have a severe pain associated with a swelling it is very likely that a trip to the doctor could help you figure out what it is and treat it. ...Read more

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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Swelling and inflammation in the back of my neck, from hurting it. How to relieve those symptoms at home? I've been taking Aleve (naproxen) and using ice.

Swelling and inflammation in the back of my neck, from hurting it. How to relieve those  symptoms at home? I've been taking Aleve (naproxen) and using ice.

Unfortunately...: Particularly if imaging was done and negative, you will likely be stiff and sore for 3-5 days (some run longer without a muscle relaxer). If longer, or distracting / worsening pain, get rechecked. ...Read more

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What could cause these symptoms? Nausea Shortness of breath Intermittent swelling of feet and ankles Persistent odd taste in back of mouth.

What could cause these symptoms?
Nausea
Shortness of breath
Intermittent swelling of feet and ankles
Persistent odd taste in back of mouth.

See your doctor : There are many diseases that can cause some or all the symptoms you mentioned. Please see your doctor soon! ...Read more

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CT scan revealed a swollen gallbladder. Symptoms have gotten worse noticeable bloating on upper rt. of abdomen. New swelling of low back. Urgent ?

CT scan revealed a swollen gallbladder. Symptoms have gotten worse  noticeable bloating on upper rt. of abdomen. New swelling of low back. Urgent ?

Abdominal pain: If you are having persistent symptoms you should go back and get rechecked. If you have a primary provider call them, or I would assume the ER gave you a provider to follow up with. ...Read more

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Can abdom. Pain, enlarged spleen, low WBC and platelets and swelling near the spine be early symptoms of cancer or some prob. Of the pancreas?

Can abdom. Pain, enlarged spleen, low WBC and platelets and swelling near the spine be early symptoms of cancer or some prob. Of the pancreas?

Yes they may or not: You need to consult a hematologist or oncologist. Enlargement of spleen can be due to chronic blood disorders or it can be due to blood cancer. So you need to have an evaluation by a blood cancer specialist to sort out what is causing you all of this problem. ...Read more

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I had a sore throat with swelling and no other symptoms for two weeks. Told Tonsillitis, took antibiotics and it went away. Why is it back days later?

I had a sore throat with swelling and no other symptoms for two weeks. Told Tonsillitis, took antibiotics and it went away. Why is it back days later?

?Post nasal drip: The cause of the sore throat may not be infectious as it could arise from postnasal drip with irritation of your throat. You need to get evaluated though for the accompanying swelling which may or may not be related ...Read more

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Stinging Sore throat for 2 1/2 days now and back of mouth area is red and it hurts to swallow No swelling only mild symptoms of common cold?

Stinging Sore throat for 2 1/2 days now and back of mouth area is red and it hurts to swallow No swelling only mild symptoms of common cold?

Viral pharyngitis: If you have cold symptoms it is unlikely that you have strep throat. Is throat is quite sore and back of throat is significantly red go get a throat swab and culture. ...Read more

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34 year-old woman continues to suffer gynecologic pains, especially with bodily movement, after da Vinci surgery for fibroids and endometriosis.....?

34 year-old woman continues to suffer gynecologic pains, especially with bodily movement, after da Vinci surgery for fibroids and endometriosis.....?

Ovarian conservation: Unfortunately this is fairly common; my best guess is it's related to recurrent or ongoing endometriosis. There are many (good) reasons for preserving ovaries when having a hysterectomy, but good data show that if ovaries are conserved women are 6 times more likely (62% vs. 10%) to have recurring symptoms, and 8 times more likely to need additional surgery (31% vs. 4%) than those who have them removed. Adhesive disease is certainly another possibility. ...Read more

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There are swelling in my back?

There are swelling in my back?

Hard to say: It is hard to diagnose you without more info. Where on the back? Are the swollen areas itchy? How many are there? How long has it been there? Are they red? ...Read more

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Can you have anasarca without having symptoms of swelling?

Can you have anasarca without having symptoms of swelling?

No: The term 'anasarca' means generalized swelling of the body. ...Read more

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Besides swelling, what are the other symptoms of dropsy?

Besides swelling, what are the other symptoms of dropsy?

Depends on cause: Dropsy is a term for generalized edema. It may be due to heart failure, liver and kidney disease, malnutrition etc. Other symptoms depend on the underlying pathology and may included respiratory trouble, jaundice, uremia etc. ...Read more