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What Does It Mean When Your Face Is Swollen
Could be sinus: Could be acute sinusitis. However the cause depends on the rest of the history and exam. For ex: if one had a recent trauma, those symptoms could be due to a facial injury. Best to see your doc for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 1 month ago I lost my voice, went to doc and was put on a prenasone pack that I finished three weeks ago...My voice is still hoarse and my face is swollen. I thought facial swelling might be caused by staten meds I was put on during the month but
See ENT: The facial swelling might be due to steroids even though this would be uncommon side effect from a short-term high dose quick taper of steroids. If your hoarseness was caused by vocal cord edema, you would have noticed some improvement. Now, you should have an ENT look at your vocal cords directly with a special camera in the clinic to determine the cause. ...Read more
Many things: Without more information it's hard to know exactly what it means. The side of the face could mean a dental infection, an infection of the saliva gland, a skin infection, a benign growth as well as many other possibilities. If you are concerned about it then i would recommend seeing your primary care doctor or an ENT doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
I brushed my teeth yesterday and woke up today with my left side of my face swollen what does this mean?
Swollen face : This is impossible to diagnose without a clinical examination and x-rays. Call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have abscess on my upper front tooth. Im on antibiotics now for 24hrs already. My face is swollen and my abscess turned black. What is that mean?
Re-evaluation: If the current antibiotics don't seem to be working, then your condition needs to be re-evaluated by your treating dentist. More info is needed to determine why your abscess has changed color. Discuss with your dentist or endodontist. ...Read more
What could it be/mean if my right side of my face & left hand are swollen when I wake up? I'm also in pain and stiff every morning. But not my face.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Sounds very much like rheumatoid arthritis. But you may have other autoimmune or systemic diseases (lupus or psoriasis) or infectious diseases (parvovirus b19, hepatitis c, lyme, etc). So you definitely need to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Lymph nodes: If this is of recent onset it is probably due to inflammation in the area and not to cancer. Cancerous nodes are usually quite hard (stony) to the touch, fixed to the skin or underlying tissues and have been there a while and are getting gradually larger. At your age this could be due to anything on your face, mouth, etc. The chances that this is cancer are the last thing doctors would suspect. ...Read more
Go to dentist: A simple visit to the dentist could answer your question very quickly, we can visually and radiographically if necessary detect if this is a dental issue....My guess would be probably not but go get it looked at! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What might it mean if a stage 4 cancer patient with neck and oral cancer's face has a lot of pain and their temple has swollen?
Swelling: Swelling in this scenario is likely due to edema which could be caused by different processes. If lymphatic channels within the skin are filled with tumor there will obstruction of lymph flow and you can see skin that looks like an orange peal. Others things that can cause generalized swelling include low serum Albumin due to poor nutrition. ...Read more
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