What causes swelling in your side?

What causes swelling in your side?

Hear this out loudPauseEdema occurs when tiny blood vessels in your body (capillaries) leak fluid. The fluid builds up in surrounding tissues, leading to swelling. Mild cases of edema may result from: Sitting or staying in one position for too long.

How do you get rid of peripheral edema?

How’s it treated?

  1. Elevate your legs (or arms) above the level of your heart a few times a day.
  2. Exercise.
  3. If you have to sit or stand a lot, take breaks to move around.
  4. Wear compression stockings on the affected legs if your doctor recommends this.
  5. Reduce your intake of salt.

What causes pain on one side of the lower back?

Chronic pain syndromes. Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome are chronic pain conditions that cause full-body musculoskeletal pain, and may cause pain concentrated on one side of the low back. Other symptoms include tenderness in particular areas, called trigger points, as well as persistent fatigue.

Can a chronic illness cause swelling in the body?

If a chronic illness is causing external or internal swelling, you may be able to prevent further swelling by properly managing your illness or by taking medications to treat it. Medication is also used when you have internal swelling as a result of inflammation.

Can a swollen stomach cause back and stomach pain?

This discomforting sensation can also cause pain that may be felt in the back. Together, a swollen stomach and back pain can make you feel not only distressed but perhaps a bit self-conscious as well. The two symptoms are tied together because the back provides support and stabilizes the body.

What are the signs of swelling on the outside of the body?

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.

Chronic pain syndromes. Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome are chronic pain conditions that cause full-body musculoskeletal pain, and may cause pain concentrated on one side of the low back. Other symptoms include tenderness in particular areas, called trigger points, as well as persistent fatigue.

If a chronic illness is causing external or internal swelling, you may be able to prevent further swelling by properly managing your illness or by taking medications to treat it. Medication is also used when you have internal swelling as a result of inflammation.

What causes swelling in the back of the leg?

Many factors — varying greatly in seriousness — can cause leg swelling. Leg swelling caused by the retention of fluid in leg tissues is known as peripheral edema. It can be caused by a problem with the circulatory system, the lymphatic system or the kidneys. Leg swelling isn’t always a sign of a heart or circulation problem.

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.