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My baby is 2yrs old from 1yr ago I noticed pesistent one cheeck swelling, investigation brain ct, abd us was free what is the cause?

My baby is 2yrs old from 1yr ago I noticed pesistent one cheeck swelling, investigation brain ct, abd us was free what is the cause?

Probably just: A difference in side to side since all the bad things have been ruled out. You can relax now. He will propably change as time goes on. All kids do. ...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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What diseases cause hand paresthesia and swelling (in the MS mimic) catagory? I've been having a lot of symptoms that are classic MS symptoms but have not been diagnosed. My brain MRI without contrast was normal. One neurologist sd it was anxiety and to s

What diseases cause hand paresthesia and swelling (in the MS mimic) catagory? I've been having a lot of symptoms that are classic MS symptoms but have not been diagnosed. My brain MRI without contrast was normal. One neurologist sd it was anxiety and to s

Some of the options: Cervical radiculopathy, transverse myelopathy, ulnar / radial / median nerve impingement (incl carpal tunnel syndome), brachial plexopathy, peripheral neuropathy (there are many causes), and vascular disorders, such as calciphylaxis.

I agree that carpal tunnel syndrome is #1 - and should be a place to start. A normal brain MRI does help put MS aside. ...Read more

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College student. Asymmetrical swelling of tonsils, and mostly one-sided head and neck lymphadenopathy. Tiredness and foggy brain. Tonsil cancer?

College student. Asymmetrical swelling of tonsils, and mostly one-sided head and neck lymphadenopathy. Tiredness and foggy brain. Tonsil cancer?

May be: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It may be infection or a lymphoid neoplasm. Do see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, I have copd and thalamus pain on the right side. I live basically a very sedimentary life style. Can this cause right ankle swelling?

Hi, I have copd and thalamus pain on the right side. I live basically a very sedimentary life style. Can this cause right ankle swelling?

Here are some...: Your described clinical scenario should alert a professional mind to worry about possible blood clots in deep veins or varicose veins of right lower leg. To help solve the mystery of current health concern, follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc so to deduce right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what exactly causes swelling on the brain?

Can anyone tell me what exactly causes swelling on the brain?

Brain Swelling: Some are Trauma, Infection, Stroke, Brain tumors, Toxic substances, Malignant Hypertension, Complications of Diabetes. ...Read more

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Heard about a virus that causes swelling of the brain, what is it?

Heard about a virus that causes swelling of the brain, what is it?

More than one: A class of neurological infections by different viruses, known as viral encephalitides, exists. Cases in this category often induce cerebral edema, which is the medical term for brain swelling. Treatment may or may not be successful. Cerebral edema can result in permanent damage or death. Different viruses are variably infectious, some much more than others. ...Read more

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Does brain swelling usually have more then one symptom?

Does brain swelling usually have more then one symptom?

Yes: You can have nausea, vomiting, headache, visual problems, stiff or painful neck. ...Read more

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What virus causes swelling of the brain?

What virus causes swelling of the brain?

Many viruses: Brain swelling is an inflammatory response to local infection, and a classic is herpes encephalitis, but can also see with West Nile, and equine encephalitis, as a few examples. ...Read more

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What causes brain tumor symptoms? Is it the swelling of the brain or the tumor itself?

What causes brain tumor symptoms? Is it the swelling of the brain or the tumor itself?

Both: Most patients with brain tumors have edema "swelling" around the tumor. Drugs, such as dexamethasone, which reduce the edema reduce the symptoms, but usually do not eliminate symptoms. This is evidence that both the tumor itself and edema contribute to the symptoms of brain tumors. ...Read more

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What parasites burrow into the brain and cause swelling or other damage?

What parasites burrow into the brain and cause swelling or other damage?

Many: Toxoplasma gondii from cats, naegleria fowleri from fresh water, taenia solium from pork tapeworm, schistosomiasis from snails, and malaria - plasmodium are a few. Prevalence of these depends on exposure - where you grew up or travelled or ate or. .. ...Read more

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Does all brain Tumors cause brain swelling if they are big?

Does all brain Tumors cause brain swelling if they are big?

Brain tumors: No. Some brain tumors are benign (not cancers) and do not cause swelling. Meningiomas and adenomas of the pituitary gland are benign and rarely cause a defici ...Read more

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Can inhalation of toxic mold cause brain swelling?

Can inhalation of toxic mold cause brain swelling?

Exceptionally rare: This would entail a systemic (as in throughout the body) spread of a fungus through an inhalation mechanism. It could happen but again would be exceptionally rare. Expect a respiratory mold exposure to cause more so respiratory, allergic or nonspecific symptoms like headache/fatigue. ...Read more

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Swelling of the brain -- can it be caused due to steroids and IV fluids?

Swelling of the brain -- can it be caused due to steroids and IV fluids?

Yes: Certain steroids, but not the anti-inflammatory ones about which you are most probably familiar, cause water retention, which in excess may result in brain swelling. On the other hand, corticosteroids, the most commonly known, are often used as treatment for cerebral edema of various causes. Iv fluids, especially more dilute than normal blood plasma, can cause brain swelling. ...Read more

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Can headaches & pains n your head cause brain swelling or cause problems like this. All my test have came back normal but I'm still worried!

Can headaches & pains n your head cause brain swelling or cause problems like this. All my test have came back normal but I'm still worried!

Listen to MD: Brain swelling is an ominous sign, but after being checked by an md should point you in the right direction. Headaches by themselves should not be a reason to be concerned about cerebral swelling.
Try to be optimistic, and listen to your md's recommendations. ...Read more

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Is brain swelling inevitable after right-side ischemic stroke?

Is brain swelling inevitable after right-side ischemic stroke?

Size of stroke: The amount of swelling, or edema, around a stroke is related to the volume of tissue infarcted. For a small stroke, swelling shouldn't be a problem. For a major hemispheric stroke, swelling can be life threatening and even sometimes require brain surgery to relieve pressure caused by the swelling. ...Read more

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Can extensive cortical dysplasia cause brain swelling?

Can extensive cortical dysplasia cause brain swelling?

Cortical dysplasia: Cortical dysplasia refers to a malformation of brain, in which the nerve cells have not migrated to their normal location. It does not cause brain swelling unless during fetal life it is caused by infection during the time of neurons migrating to their normal location. ...Read more

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Ex beat me on top of my head. He acted like he was knocking on a door. Lots of swelling down into forehead. Could he have caused brain dmg?

Concussion?: See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. I'm happy to hear he is your ex. You could have a concussion. I wish you the best. ...Read more