Affected Area Is Swollen

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Maxwell J. Nanes

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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Content updated on Jan 4, 2023

About the symptom

Swelling occurs when a part of the body increases in size.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Edema

  • Erythema

  • Recent weight loss

Possible causes

  • Epidermoid cyst

    Sometimes known as sebaceous cysts. These are harmless bumps under the skin that are more common in men. There are a few causes including skin irritation, injury or surgery.

  • Hyperuricemia

    Hyperuricemia is increased uric acid level in the blood. Causes include alcohol intake, high amounts of meat and seafood consumption. It's also associated with health conditions such as diabetes, heart and kidney disease.It can lead to several diseases, including gout (painful type of arthritis).

  • Gout / pseudogout

    Gout and pseudogout are a group of diseases which are caused by the inflammation and accumulation of crystals in the joints. Gout is caused by accumulation of uric acid crystals, and pseudogout by calcium pyrophosphatecrystals. They are characterized by sudden painful swelling in one or more joints. Gout attacks may be caused by eating foods rich in purines such as seafood, alcohol and red meat, while pseudogout could be due to joint injury, surgery or immune problems.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Paronychia
  • Folliculitis / furuncle / carbuncle
  • Thrombophlebitis

Related serious diseases

  • Angioedema

    Swelling of the eyes, lips or other parts of the body, due to an allergic reaction. Triggers usually include external allergens like nuts, crustaceans, bee stings and drugs. However, in some cases this condition may be genetic and inherited in the family.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Is the affected area swollen?

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Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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