Symptom: Swelling symptoms


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Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
Introduction: Parts of the body may swell in response to injury, infection or disease, or because of an underlying lump. Swelling can also occur if the body is not circulating fluid well (especially ankle swelling). Generalized swelling from fluid retention is called edema. Lymph nodes may swell in response to infection (see swollen lymph nodes). Any type of swelling symptom needs prompt professional medical diagnosis.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Swelling symptoms:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Swelling symptoms (63 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Swelling symptoms (281 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Swelling symptoms (24 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Swelling symptoms: abdominal swelling (70), swollen spleen (36), eyelid swelling (11), swollen lymph nodes (56), neck swelling (30), breast swelling (11), joint swelling (22), leg swelling (37), knee swelling (11), ankle swelling (22), hand swelling (16), face swelling (17), swollen testes (8), jaw swelling (7), swollen glands (56), brain swelling (22)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Swelling symptoms: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Swelling symptoms as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Swelling symptoms: The following list of conditions have 'Swelling symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Abscess ... local swelling
  • Acromegaly ... enlarged spleen, enlarged liver, swollen hands
  • Actinymycosis ... swollen jaw
  • Acute Appendicitis ... abdominal swelling
  • Acute Nonulcer dyspepsia ... abdominal bloating
  • Acute Pancreatitis ... abdominal swelling
  • Acute rheumatic fever ... swollen joints, edema
  • African Sleeping sickness ... swollen lymph nodes
  • Agenesis of the corpus callosum ... Hydrocephaly
  • Alexander Syndrome ... brain enlargement
  • Anaphylaxis ... swollen face, edema, swollen hands
  • Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome ... normal female breast enlargement
  • Angioedema ... swollen face
  • Ankle fracture ... ankle swelling
  • Ankle sprain ... ankle swelling
  • Anorexia Nervosa ... swollen joints
  • Aortic coarctation ... edema
  • Arachnoid Cysts ... hydrocephalus (cerebrospinal fluid accumulation)
  • Arthritis ... joint swelling, knee swelling
  • Ascites ... swollen abdomen, fluid in the abdomen
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis ... enlarged liver, fluid in the abdomen (ascites)
  • Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome ... enlarged spleen, enlarged liver, enlarged lymph nodes
  • Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia ... enlarged spleen

    B

  • Barmah Forest virus ... swollen joints, swollen lymph glands, swollen lymph glands
  • Bartholin's abscess ... swollen groin lymph nodes
  • Behcet's Disease ... joint swelling
  • Beriberi ... swollen joints
  • Blepharitis ... swollen eyelids
  • Boil ... local lymph node swelling
  • Bowel Obstruction ... abdominal swelling
  • Brain cancer ... brain swelling, hydrocephalus
  • Breast abscess ... swollen breast
  • Breast Cancer ... breast thickening, swollen breast, breast size change, swollen areola, swollen nipple
  • Broken elbow ... swollen elbow
  • Broken hand ... swollen hand
  • Broken jaw ... swollen jaw
  • Broken leg ... swollen leg
  • Brucellosis ... enlarged spleen, enlarged liver
  • Bubonic plague ... swollen glands, swollen groin lymph nodes, swollen armpit lymph nodes
  • Bulimia nervosa ... cheek swelling, jaw swelling
  • Bursitis ... joint swelling

    C

  • Cardiomyopathy ... edema, swollen ankles, swollen legs
  • Cat scratch disease ... local swelling near cat scratch, swollen lymph nodes
  • Celiac Disease ... abdominal bloating
  • Cellulitis ... swollen skin, swollen lymph nodes
  • Chagas disease ... Regional lymphadenopathy, Facial swelling, generalized lymphadenopathy, Eyelid edema
  • Chalazion ... swollen eyelid
  • Chancroid ... swollen groin lymph nodes
  • Childhood nephrotic syndrome ... swelling
  • Chronic Granulomatous Disease ... swollen glands, enlarged spleen, enlarged liver, swollen lymph nodes
  • Chronic Hepatitis C ... Enlarged spleen, Ankle swelling, Enlarged liver, Ascites
  • Chronic kidney failure ... fluid retention
  • Chronic Nonulcer dyspepsia ... abdominal bloating
  • Cirrhosis of the liver ... fluid retention, Enlarged spleen, Ankle swelling, swollen leg, Enlarged liver, male breast enlargement, swollen abdomen, edema, Ascites
  • Classic galactosemia ... enlarged liver
  • Colonic volvulus ... abdominal distention
  • Colorectal cancer ... abdominal fullness, abdominal bloating
  • Common migraine ... fluid retention
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency ... painful swollen joints, swollen ankle, swollen glands, enlarged spleen, swollen lymph nodes, swollen knee, swollen elbow
  • Congenital syphilis ... swollen liver, swollen spleen
  • Congenital Toxoplasmosis ... enlarged spleen, hydrocephalus, enlarged liver
  • Congestive Heart Failure ... swollen legs
  • Conjunctivitis ... swollen eyelid
  • Constipation ... abdominal bloating, abdominal swelling
  • Cor pulmonale ... ankle swelling, leg swelling, abdominal swelling
  • Crohn's disease ... abdominal swelling
  • Cutaneous diphtheria ... swollen skin
  • Cyclosporiasis ... abdominal bloating
  • Cystic Fibrosis ... enlarged spleen, enlarged liver, abdominal bloating
  • Cysticercosis ... swelling of the brain (hydrocephalus)
  • Cytomegalovirus ... swollen lymph glands

    D

  • Dandy-Walker Syndrome ... Hydrocephalus
  • Deep vein thrombosis ... leg swelling
  • Dengue fever ... swollen lymph nodes
  • Dental abscess ... facial swelling, swollen neck
  • Diabetic Gastroparesis ... Abdominal bloating
  • Diarrhea ... bloating
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy ... swollen legs
  • Diphtheria ... Neck swelling, swollen skin
  • Dislocated elbow ... swollen elbow
  • Dislocated jaw ... swollen jaw
  • Dislocation ... local joint swelling
  • Diverticular Disease ... bloating
  • Dracunculiasis ... local swelling
  • Dry socket ... swollen jaw lymph glands, facial swelling, swollen lymph glands near the ear, swollen lymph glands near the ear

    E

  • East African Trypanosomiasis ... swollen lymph nodes
  • Eclampsia ... edema, swollen ankles
  • Edema ... generalized edema, swollen ankles, abdominal bloating, swelling, swollen legs
  • Elephantiasis ... severe swelling
  • Encephaloceles ... hydrocephalus
  • Endometriosis ... abdominal bloating
  • Enterocolitis ... abdominal swelling
  • Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli ... abdominal bloating
  • Epididymitis ... swollen scrotum
  • Erysipelas ... enlarged local lymph nodes
  • Erythema nodosum ... swollen ankle, swollen knees
  • Ewing's sarcoma ... local swelling, leg swelling, arm swelling
  • Exfoliative dermatitis ... swollen skin

    F

  • Facial fracture ... facial swelling
  • Feminisation ... male breast enlargement
  • Fibrosarcoma ... local swelling
  • Food intolerances ... abdominal bloating
  • Fractures ... local swelling
  • Fragile-X Syndrome ... enlarged testes
  • Frostbite ... local swelling

    G

  • Gallstones ... Abdominal bloating
  • Ganglion cyst ... swollen hand
  • Gangrene ... local swelling
  • Gas ... abdominal bloating
  • Gastritis ... abdominal bloating
  • Gastrointestinal Basidiobolomycosis ... swelling
  • Gastroparesis ... Abdominal bloating
  • Gaucher Disease ... spleen enlargement, liver enlargement, liver enlargement, liver enlargement
  • Genital herpes ... abdominal pressure
  • Giardia ... abdominal bloating
  • Gingivostomatitis ... lymphadenopathy
  • Glomerular Disease ... Edema (swelling), swollen ankles, swollen hands
  • Glomerulonephritis ... general edema, fluid retention, puffy eyelids, puffy face, swollen eyelids, swollen face, swollen ankles
  • Goiter ... swollen front of the neck
  • Goodpasture syndrome ... edema
  • Gout ... joint swelling, ankle swelling, knee swelling, knuckle swelling
  • Graves Disease ... swollen shins and knees, goiter
  • Gynecomastia ... Enlarged male breasts

    H

  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis ... goiter
  • Head injury ... local swelling
  • Heart failure ... generalized edema, Fluid accumulation, swollen ankles, fluid accumulation, swollen legs
  • Hemolytic disease of the newborn ... edema
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome ... edema, swollen hands
  • Hepatitis ... edema
  • Hepatoma ... abdominal fluid retention, enlarged spleen
  • Herpes stomatitis ... mouth swelling
  • Hirschsprung's disease ... abdominal bloating, abdominal swelling
  • HIV/AIDS ... swollen lymph glands, enlarged lymph nodes
  • Hives ... swollen face
  • Hodgkin's Disease ... painless swollen lymph nodes, edema, underarm lymph node swelling, underarm lymph node swelling, groin lymph node swelling
  • Hydranencephaly ... hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocele ... swollen testes
  • Hyper-IgM Syndrome ... enlarged spleen, enlarged liver
  • Hyperthyroidism ... goitre
  • Hypothyroidism ... goitre

    I

  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome ... not usually knee swelling
  • Indigestion ... abdominal bloating
  • Infantile Refsum Disease ... hepatomegaly (enlargement of the liver)
  • Intestinal obstruction ... abdominal swelling
  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction ... bloating
  • Iodine deficiency ... goiter
  • Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome ... corneal swelling
  • Irritable bowel syndrome ... Swollen abdomen, abdominal bloating

    J

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis ... joint swelling, swollen lymph nodes, hand joint swelling, knee swelling

    K

  • Kidney Cancer ... abdominal swelling
  • Klinefelter syndrome ... enlarged male breasts
  • Knee sprain ... knee swelling

    L

  • Lactose Intolerance ... abdominal bloating
  • Lassa fever ... swollen face, facial swelling, swollen neck
  • Leishmaniasis ... swollen glands, enlarged spleen, enlarged liver, swollen underarm glands
  • Leukemia ... swollen testicles, Swollen liver, Swollen lymph nodes, Swollen spleen
  • Listeriosis ... enlarged lymph nodes
  • Liver abscess ... enlarged liver
  • Liver cancer ... fluid retention, enlarged liver, Swollen abdomen
  • Lung cancer ... neck swelling, swollen face, facial swelling, swollen neck
  • Lupus ... Swollen glands, enlarged spleen, ankle swelling, swollen joints, leg swelling, swelling, enlarged lymph nodes
  • Lupus nephritis ... swollen ankles, swollen legs
  • Lyme disease ... swollen lymph nodes
  • Lymphatic Filariasis ... swollen armpit lymph nodes, swollen groin lymph nodes, lymphedema, swollen lymph nodes, leg swelling, breast swelling, arm swelling, male genital swelling
  • Lymphedema ... local swelling
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum ... swollen groin lymph nodes, swollen lymph nodes, swollen abdominal lymph nodes
  • Lymphoma ... swollen armpit lymph nodes, swollen groin lymph nodes, enlarged spleen, enlarged liver, swollen lymph nodes

    M

  • Malaria ... Splenomegaly, Hepatomegaly
  • Mastitis ... swollen breast
  • Mastoiditis ... local swelling
  • McCune-Albright Syndrome ... goiter
  • Megacolon ... abdominal bloating
  • Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome ... facial swelling
  • Meniscus injury ... knee swelling
  • Mesenteric Adenitis ... Swollen abdominal lymph nodes
  • Mesothelioma ... abdominal fluid retention
  • Mononucleosis ... enlarged spleen, enlarged liver, enlarged lymph nodes
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis VII ... spleen enlargement, liver enlargement
  • Mycetoma ... local swelling
  • Ménétrier's disease ... abdominal swelling

    N

  • Necrotizing fasciitis ... swollen skin
  • Neonatal ALD ... hepatomegaly (enlarged liver)
  • Nephritis ... edema
  • Nephrotic syndrome ... fluid retention, swollen knees, swollen eyelids, swollen ankles, swollen abdomen, edema, swollen hands
  • Neuroblastoma ... abdominal swelling
  • Neurocysticercosis ... swelling of the brain (hydrocephalus), hydrocephalus
  • Neuronal Migration Disorders ... lymphedema
  • Niemann-Pick disease ... spleen enlargement, liver enlargement
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma ... painless swollen lymph nodes, enlarged spleen, enlarged liver, underarm lymph node swelling, underarm lymph node swelling, groin lymph node swelling
  • Nonulcer dyspepsia ... abdominal bloating

    O

  • Oral cancer ... swollen jaw
  • Orchitis ... swollen testes
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease ... swollen knee
  • Osteoarthritis ... swollen joints
  • Osteosarcoma ... local swelling
  • Ovarian Cancer ... ascites (fluid in the abdominal cavity), abdominal bloating, abdominal swelling

    P

  • Pancreatitis ... abdominal swelling
  • Paralytic ileus ... abdominal bloating
  • Peptic Ulcer ... bloating
  • Peritonitis ... swollen abdomen
  • Pharyngitis ... swollen glands
  • Plague ... swollen glands, swollen groin lymph nodes, swollen armpit lymph nodes, swollen lymph glands, swollen lymph glands
  • Plica Syndrome ... knee swelling
  • Polyarteritis nodosa ... edema
  • Polycythemia ... enlarged spleen, enlarged liver
  • Porencephaly ... hydrocephalus
  • Portal hypertension ... enlarged spleen, abdominal swelling
  • Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis ... swelling (edema)
  • Preeclampsia ... fluid retention, swollen face, swelling, swollen hands
  • Premenstrual syndrome ... fluid retention, breast swelling, abdominal bloating
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis ... fluid retention
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension ... swollen ankles, swollen legs
  • Progressive Spinobulbar muscular atrophy ... gynecomastia
  • Proteinuria ... hand swelling, face swelling, abdominal swelling
  • Pulmonary edema ... swollen ankles, swollen hands
  • Pulmonary hypertension ... swollen ankles, swollen abdomen
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis ... fluid retention
  • Pyloric stenosis ... distended stomach

    Q

  • Queensland tick typhus ... enlarged local lymph nodes

    R

  • Rapid gastric emptying ... bloating
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome ... tissue swelling
  • Reiter’s syndrome ... joint swelling
  • Relapsing fever ... enlarged spleen, enlarged liver
  • Renal colic ... swollen abdomen
  • Repetitive Motion Disorders ... visible swelling
  • Repetitive Strain Injury ... visible swelling
  • Respiratory diphtheria ... Neck swelling
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy ... fluid retention, abdominal bloating, swollen legs
  • Reye's Syndrome ... brain swelling, enlarged liver
  • Rheumatic fever ... swollen joints, edema
  • Rheumatoid arthritis ... joint swelling
  • Right heart failure ... generalized edema, enlarged liver, ascites
  • Rosacea ... swollen skin, swollen eyelids, swollen face blood vessels (telangiectasia)
  • Ross River virus ... swollen joints
  • Rubella ... swollen lymph glands

    S

  • Sarcoidosis ... enlarged lymph nodes
  • Schistosomiasis ... enlarged liver
  • Schizencephaly ... hydrocephalus
  • Scombrotoxic fish poisoning ... mouth swelling
  • Scrub typhus ... regional lymphadenopathy
  • Serum sickness ... swollen joints, swollen lymph glands, swollen lymph glands
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome ... brain swelling
  • Short Bowel Syndrome ... bloating
  • Shoulder dislocation ... shoulder swelling
  • Sickle Cell Anemia ... enlarged spleen, enlarged liver
  • Sinusitis ... swollen eyelids
  • Sjogren's Syndrome ... swollen jaw
  • Sprain ... joint swelling, ankle swelling
  • Stomach cancer ... stomach bloating after meals
  • Strain ... localized swelling
  • Stye ... swollen eyelid
  • Syphilis ... enlarged lymph nodes return to normal, swollen groin lymph nodes, enlarged groin lymph nodes, swollen lymph glands, swollen lymph glands, enlarged lymph nodes
  • Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis ... enlarged spleen, enlarged lymph nodes

    T

  • Temporal arteritis ... swollen temporal arteries
  • Tendinitis ... joint swelling
  • Testicular torsion ... swollen testicle, swollen scrotum
  • Thalassemia ... mild spleen enlargement, spleen enlargement, liver enlargement
  • Thrombocytopenia ... enlarged spleen
  • Thyroid cancer ... neck swelling, Swollen lymph nodes
  • Tonsilitis ... enlarged jaw lymph glands
  • Tooth abscess ... swollen face on one-side
  • Toxocariasis ... Enlarged spleen, Enlarged liver
  • Toxoplasmosis ... enlarged lymph nodes
  • Trachoma ... swollen eyelids
  • Traveler's diarrhea ... abdominal bloating
  • Trichinosis ... eyelid swelling, swollen eyelids, edema
  • Typhoid fever ... splenomegaly, enlarged liver
  • Typhus ... swollen lymph nodes

    U

  • Uterine fibroids ... lower abdominal fullness

    V

  • Varicose veins ... legs swelling, swollen ankles
  • Vitamin A overdose ... enlarged spleen, enlarged liver
  • Vitamin E deficiency ... edema

    W

  • Wegener's granulomatosis ... joint swelling
  • Weil's syndrome ... hepatomegaly
  • West African Trypanosomiasis ... swollen lymph nodes, hand swelling
  • West Nile fever ... swollen lymph glands
  • Whipple's Disease ... joint swelling, swollen glands, abdominal bloating
  • Whitlow ... swollen armpit lymph nodes
  • Wilms' tumor ... abdominal swelling
  • Wilson's Disease ... swollen liver, swollen spleen, abdominal swelling

    Z

  • Zellweger Syndrome ... enlarged liver
    Conditions listing complications: Swelling symptoms: The following list of conditions have 'Swelling symptoms' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Anaphylaxis ... tissue swelling
  • Aortic coarctation ... edema

    C

  • Cerebral Aneurysm ... hydrocephalus
  • Chiari Malformation ... Hydrocephalus (increased intracranial pressure)
  • Cirrhosis of the liver ... swollen leg, swollen abdomen
  • Cor pulmonale ... edema, ascites

    E

  • Exfoliative dermatitis ... edema

    G

  • Graves Disease ... goiter

    H

  • Head injury ... brain swelling
  • Hemochromatosis ... enlarged liver
  • Hodgkin's Disease ... edema

    K

  • Klinefelter syndrome ... enlarged male breasts (gynecomastia)

    L

  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis ... acute hydrocephalus
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum ... lymphedema

    M

  • Malaria ... enlarged spleen, enlarged liver
  • Meningitis ... hydrocephalus

    N

  • Nephrotic syndrome ... ascites

    P

  • Pericarditis ... edema, ascites, abdominal swelling
  • Portal hypertension ... enlarged spleen, ascites

    S

  • Sickle Cell Anemia ... spleen enlargement
  • Sjogren's Syndrome ... abdominal swelling
  • Spina bifida ... hydrocephalus
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage ... hydrocephalus

    W

  • Weil's syndrome ... hepatomegaly


    Last revised: Nov 9, 2003

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