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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

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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 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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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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What causes brain swelling?

What causes brain swelling?

Bleeding ...: Head trauma, intracranial bleeding, infection, blockage of cerebrospinal fluid, tumors, inflammation. ...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

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more