What Causes Swelling?

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Everyone has experienced swelling in their lives for many different medical reasons. But, do you know why actually you had external swelling? If you disagree. Then, read down an overview on swelling!

What Is Swelling?

Swelling is the enlargement of an organ, a skin area or it can also occur with the change in shape of a particular body area. It is usually associated with inflammation or a buildup of fluid. Swelling can occur internally, or externally. It can be generated by the accumulation of tissue growth, body fluid, or abnormal movement of tissue.

Particularly, staying in one position for any length of time increases the risk that the lower legs, feet, or hands will swell because body fluid will normally move down a limb from the effects of gravity. There is a wide range of conditions, which can cause swelling. Insect bites, certain ailments, or injuries often result in external swelling. Internal swelling is usually a side effect of medication or the result of a serious wound. If you experience rapid, unexplained swelling, specifically if you also undergoing an unexplained weight gain and discomforts, consult a doctor. You can find the best general physicians in Karachi, Lahore and other main cities via Marham.pk.

What Are The Symptoms Of Swelling?

In an indefinite time, an occurrence of slight swelling may go unnoticed. For extraneous swelling, the augmentation of skin or muscles is usually conspicuous. However, other symptoms of swelling include the buildup of fluid in the affected area. A photo scan could show an enlarged organ, muscle, or bone and can help diagnose internal swelling, which is harder to recognize.
swelling appearance

If you suspect having these below symptoms, log on & book your online appointment with the best internal medicine specialist in Karachi, Quetta or other main cities of Pakistan, or you can call Marham’s helpline for any medical query to be answered by our experts & doctors. A swelling, that is caused by an injury or a disease can exhibit symptoms like,

    • Vomiting
    • Pain in the affected area
    • Itching
    • Flatulence

Internal swelling that is invisible can indicate as:

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    • Insomnia
    • Nausea
    • Fever
    • Fatigue
    • Vomiting
    • Flu-like symptoms
    • Dizziness
    • Pain

Causes of Swelling:

A burning sensation in your bone, muscles or tissues can result in external swelling. The tumors or cyst may also result in visible swelling. Albeit fluid retention is an internal plight, it may also cause external swelling. The most prevalent causes of external swelling include:

    • An insect bite
    • A rash
    • Hives
    • A wound
    • Fluid retention
    • Gestation
    • During menstruation period
    • A hormonal change
    • An infection

symptoms of swelling

There may be a widespread swelling crop up over a large area of the body. This is usually a sign of serious sickness. Patients with diabetes or certain types of cancers can experience widespread swelling, or swelling in their extremities, such as their toes or fingers. Additional common causes of widespread swelling can incorporate:

    • Anaphylaxis (Chronic allergic reaction)
    • Heart failure
    • Venomous insect bite
    • Kidney failure, To keep your kidneys in a healthy condition do go for regular check up with the best nephrologist in Karachi, Lahore and all other main cities of Pakistan via Marham.pk.

Within our body, swelling can occur due to the cause of organ inflammation, fluid retention, or flatulence. This can ensue in individuals with chronic diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and cancer.

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Rabya Jamshed
She loves to explore various facts, ideas, perception and aspects of life and pen them down in her words. Writing is her passion. She enjoys writing on a vast variety of subjects, and health care is just one among her several specialty areas. She works closely with the “Marham” Health care team to churn out informative health content in Pakistan!