In medical parlance, swelling, turgescence or tumefaction is a transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not caused by proliferation of cells. It is caused by accumulation of fluid in tissues. It can occur throughout the body (generalized), or a specific part or organ can be affected (localized).Swelling is considered one of the five characteristics of inflammation; along with pain, heat, redness, and loss of function.In a general sense, the suffix "-megaly" is used to indicate a growth, as in hepatomegaly, acromegaly, and splenomegaly.A body part may swell in response to injury, infection, or disease.
Posts about Inflammation
  • Eye Damage Caused by Cataract Surgery

    …Have you suffered from vision loss, blindness or other eye problems following cataract surgery in Dallas-Fort Worth? Several patients who underwent routine cataract surgery at Key-Whitman Eye Center this year are now suffering from partial or complete blindness as a result. If you’ve suffered a similar injury, call our Dallas attorneys at 1-877…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 17 readers -
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis & Medical Malpractice

    … the doctor may use to diagnose the condition include the following: While the doctor is examining the baby he will gently touch his or her tummy to check for any pain, tenderness, and swelling. Performance of an abdominal X-ray in order to see detailed images of the intestine. This allows the doctor to view any signs of inflammation and damage…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • Frontal Lobe Brain Injuries

    … swelling or bleeding that may occur as a result of these injuries. After surgery, you may need a speech therapist and extensive physical therapy to help you regain your language and motor skills. During treatment, expect to have a range of MRI scans, CT scans and x-rays ordered by doctors, and a range of other tests to check on inflammation markers…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • What We Don’t Know About E-Cigarettes – – Let’s Flip the Script

    … We are talk about e-cigarettes again—this is going to be an ongoing topic in health, regulatory, and marketing news until we’re able to fully understand the long-range implications of vaping, which involves the inhaling of liquid nicotine. The latest story to catch my attention states that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than the traditional…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 9 readers -
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

    … options. Treatments may include NSAID pain relievers or steroids to calm inflammation, anti-inflammatory diets, chemotherapy drugs to quell the body’s immune system and keep it from attacking itself, or immunosuppressive drugs. Treatments can be expensive with a host of possible side effects and no guarantee of remission or optimal disease management…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 30 readers -
  • Link Between PPI Heartburn Medications And Heart Attacks?

    … Stanford researchers have released data suggesting a group of commonly used heartburn medications are associated with a higher risk of heart attacks. Using a technique called data mining, the researchers went through 16 million electronic records, from 2.9 million patients, and found that “people who take the medication to suppress the release…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 9 readers -
  • DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits

    … mechanism made of material such as chromium and other materials that have been shown to withstand constant movement and rotation over the years. The DePuy hip replacement system was approved by the FDA shortly after it was introduced to the country. However, it was not required to undergo rigorous testing because the federal body claimed that it closely…

    Sadie Horner/ Rasansky Law Firm- 41 readers -
  • Whiplash Injury Symptoms and Treatment

    … that, prolonged rest could delay your recovery. Ice and Heat During the initial 72 hours following your injury, you can only use ice. Ice brings the swelling down. At this point, the heat is not helpful because it causes blood to rush to the area, which actually increases inflammation. You can apply ice to the area for 15 minutes at a time every few…

    Ethan Manning/ 36 readers -
  • Ketorolac (Toradol) Recall by Hospira Creates Shortage in Hospitals

    … Hospira is voluntarily recalling 60 lots of vials of the generic drug, ketorolac tromethamine (also known as Toradol), due to contamination by crystal particles that could cause problems if injected into patients. To date there have been no reports of adverse events but the particulates could cause “localized inflammation, allergic reactions…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 329 readers -
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