Swelling occurs whenever the organs, skin, or other parts of your body enlarge. It is typically the result of inflammation or a buildup of fluid. Swelling can occur internally, or it can affect your outer skin and muscles.A range of conditions can cause swelling. Insect bites, illnesses, or injuries often result in external swelling. Internal swelling is often a side effect of medication or the result of a serious injury.
For external swelling, the enlargement of skin or muscles is usually visible. However, other signs of swelling include the buildup of fluid in the affected area. An imaging scan can show an enlarged organ, muscle, or bone. A scan can help diagnose internal swelling, which is harder to identify.
If your swelling was caused by an injury, sting, or disease, you might experience a wide range of symptoms. These may include:
pain in the affected area
If the swelling is not visible or if it is internal, you may experience the following symptoms:
HOW IS SWELLING DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/General Surgeon diagnoses Swelling by performing a physical examination, ultrasound, CT scan, and MRI to examine any blockages in the arteries or veins.
HOW IS SWELLING TREATED?
While the treatment of Swelling depends upon the cause of Swelling, doctors prescribe medication and in certain cases, the doctors resort to surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
The most common causes for external swelling include:
• insect bites
• fluid retention
• hormonal changes