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When should I be concerned about swelling?
Last Updated: 29th May, 2020
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Then, when should you go to the doctor for swelling?
When to see a doctor. Seek emergency medical careif you have leg swelling and any of the following signs orsymptoms, which may indicate a blood clot in your lungs or aserious heart condition: Chest pain. Difficultybreathing.
One may also ask, what does it mean when your whole body swells up? Swelling occurs whenever the organs, skin,or other parts of your body enlarge. It's typicallythe result of inflammation or a buildup of fluid.Swelling can occur internally, or it can affectyour outer skin and muscles. Internal swelling isoften a side effect of a medication or the result of aserious injury.
Moreover, when should you worry about edema?
Anyone experiencing shortness of breath, difficultybreathing, chest pain, or swelling in a single limbshould seek immediate medical attention. When leg pain andswelling persist after a person has been sitting for severalhours, this may indicate deep vein thrombosis.
When should swelling during pregnancy be a concern?
Swelling may be experienced at any pointduring pregnancy, but it tends to be noticed around thefifth month and can increase while you are in the third trimester.The following factors may also affect swelling: Summertimeheat. Standing for long periods of time.