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What causes your eyelid to swell up?

What causes your eyelid to swell up?

Many causes: It could be due to an allergy, orbital disease such as graves' disease or orbital inflammation, an infection such as cellulitis, a chalazion (stye), generalized edema, or even an orbital tumor. Proper diagnosis requires a complete exam and testing as indicated. ...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 are the causes of your neck gland to swell?

What are the causes of your neck gland to swell?

Swollen neck glands: There are several reasons for swollen neck glands. The most common is an infection. Ear, nose, thoat, sinus, dental. The best, if conditions persist for more than 3-5 weeks, would be to seek expert opinion with your md or dds. ...Read more

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Can your thyroid cause your glands to swell in your neck and bumps on your head. T4 was 4.78?

Can your thyroid cause your glands to swell in your neck and bumps on your head. T4 was 4.78?

Both: Both benign and cancer conditions can cause lymph node enlargement. For example, lymphocytic thyroiditis (hashimoto's thyroiditis) and papillary thyroid cancer will be associated with enlarged neck lymph nodes. This deserves an evaluation. ...Read more

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What diseases can mess up the pituitary gland?

What diseases can mess up the pituitary gland?

Tumors or: Aneurysms enlarge and cause direct pressure - cranioharyngioma for one. Histiocytosis x is an oddity that can cause diabetis insipidus. The "master gland" regulates many endocrine functions leading to over or underproductions. ...Read more

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Can thyroid medicine cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Can thyroid medicine cause your lymph nodes to swell?

no: But the most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease which can have swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Does thyroid medicine cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Does thyroid medicine cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Thyroid.: The simple answer is no! if your lymph nodes swell your doctor will tell you what needs to be done. ...Read more

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What causes your legs to swell?

What causes your legs to swell?

Leg swelling.: Many things from simple dietary indiscretions, such as an excess of salt, to medical conditions including congestive heart failure, kidney insufficiency or liver insufficiency, can cause the legs to swell. Could also be related to arthritis, gout, plantar fasciitis or even medications (calcium channel blockers or NSAIDs like Naproxen). Work-up is necessary. ...Read more

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What causes just the right gland to swell?

What causes just the right gland to swell?

Gland on what: Part of the body. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Why does iodine deficiency causes the thyroid to swell and goiter?

Why does iodine deficiency causes the thyroid to swell and goiter?

Gland needs iodine: Iodine deficiency can be seen in underdeveloped countries in the world, it is rare in developed countries such as the us. In us there is too much iodine and a higher incidence of autoimmune thyroid disease. Goiters in the us are familial or autoimmune related. Iodine deficiency causes goiter because the thyroid requires iodine to make thyroid hormone. Without it, thyroid enlarges due to high tsh. ...Read more

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What causes the parotid glands to become swollen and painful?

What causes the parotid glands to become swollen and painful?

Many things: Cysts, tumors, occluded ducts, salivary duct stones, and mumps virus( bilateral swelling) are most common. ...Read more

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Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side ?

Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side ?

thyroid: Altered thyroid function may cause macroglossia. This is generally effects the entire tongue. For one sided swelling - you should get it checked with a complete exam, and workup. ...Read more

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What causes your urethia to become swollen and sore?

What causes your urethia to become swollen and sore?

A number of causes: Could be due to infection, trauma, contact dermatitis from soap or detergent, eczema or other atopic dermatitis. Best to have it looked at by a physician and get a urinalysis. If you are sexually active it would probably be wise to get chlamydia and gonorrhea screening too. ...Read more

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What caused your hands to swell and hurt?

What caused your hands to swell and hurt?

Hand dermatitis: You may have an allergy affecting your hands. Try using a moisturizer before bedtime. If that doent work use a steroid cream. ...Read more

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What cause your lymph nodes to swell under your jaw?

What cause your lymph nodes to swell under your jaw?

Very important: The commonest cause of lymph nodes enlargement under the jaw is infection in the tooth, gum or other structures in that area. However after 50 years of age one has to consider the possibility of malignant disease like lymphoma or other tumors. Therefore careful exam and follow up is recommended for any lymph node enlargement to make sure that it resolves adequately. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could allergies cause you to swell up and retain fluid and cause edema?

Please tell me, could allergies cause you to swell up and retain fluid and cause edema?

Edema: If the swelling is in your legs and feet, it is not related to allergies. If you took oral steroids to treat allergies, these can cause the symptoms. ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more