Painless Swellings

Painless swelling commonly occurs in the legs, ankles, and feet. It occurs due to the accumulation of fluid and is referred to as edema. It occurs commonly in older adults, and it can indicate a serious condition like heart failure or liver failure. It is often caused due to increased sodium intake, alcohol drinking, and increased caffeine usage. For better blood flow in the ankles without swelling, it is necessary to exercise and massage the affected area helps to drain fluid.

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There is an irregularly-shaped lump on my right buttock that increases in size and is compressible, but does not create any problems. Is it cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, There was a lump about 1.18 to 1.57 inches in diameter on my right buttock for about 18 years. Perhaps it is not regularly shaped, not fully round, or not fully oval. It might have increased a little within the last five years, and now it might be 1.77 to 1.96 inches in diameter. It hurts...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinod Kumar Atreya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. You have had irregular painless swelling over your right buttock for the last 18 years. Although the swelling is firm to palpation but compressible on sitting and then regains its original size, this compressibilit...  Read Full »

Why is my baby's tibia bone swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, My 8 month old baby boy has swelling in tibia bone. He does not have any pain or irritation over the swelling. He started standing by his 6 months onwards. What is the reason for this swelling?  Read Full »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like your child has a painless bump on the tibia or leg. Can you describe where exactly you see this swelling or bump, either upper, mid or lower tibia? Has this been evaluated by a doctor with x-rays? There can be numerous causes for such a ...  Read Full »

I have had a cyst on my tooth root for four years, without any pain. Does it need treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a cyst on the root of my tooth for the last four years, and am not sure if the tooth was infected as it did not cause any pain. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Malika Balamurugan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It can be a swelling caused due to the infection in the tooth. I suggest you consult and take the following medications for the swelling to subside. 1. Tab. Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg 1-0-1 after food for three days...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pressure and tooth mobility without any pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, 120 pounds, 5'7", teeth are not good. I do not have pain but have pressure and I feel like all my teeth move a little, not much. There is a swelling on one whole tooth, no pain though. What is going on? I went to my dentist today and he gave me antibiotics for swell...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. As per your history, signs, and symptoms, it seems to me that you might have apical periodontitis in the swollen single tooth. You need to take antibiotics as directed by your dentist. Pressure is als...  Read Full »

I have had a lump in my throat for a few days, and it causes a lot of discomfort without pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a lump in my throat for a few days now. It feels like mucus but its moves around. It goes to my nasal canal blocking my nose or one nostril. It can go down to my throat where it feels like I have a huge lump near my hyoid bone or down near my thyroid (this is where it usually ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi,Welcome to appears like mucus plugs and sinus congestion. I would suggest you take these medicines. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Trypsin Chymotrypsin and Rutoside combination twice daily before meals. Mucolytics like N-acetyl Cysteine or Ambroxol Hydrochloride twice or thrice daily...  Read Full »

Is this lump also an adipose tissue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am contacting you regarding a question I have been thinking about for a while and would like an expert opinion on how to best move forward with this. Before I begin, let me explain the background story, so you have better context. Earlier this year, I went to a doctor for a lump sli...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I will like to see the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) films. From your initial doctor's description, this appears to be a lipoma, a collection of fat cells, and a benign tumor. However, the MRI report is confusing...  Read Full »

Is the painless node behind my ear due to HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, One year ago, I had a sexual encounter with a sex worker. Later, I got myself tested for HIV with ELISA, p24, tricot, and various other tests, and the reports returned negative. The reports are negative even after a year of exposure. However, for the last three months, I have felt a s...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I understand your concern. If the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) antibody tests are repeatedly negative after three months of exposure, they are conclusive. You are free from HIV, provided there is no further risk of exposure. There is ...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoids cause pimples on the inside of the anus?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a pimple on the inside of my anus. It started three months ago. It swells up and is sore when I wipe, but then after a few days, the swelling goes away, and there is no pain for a long time. I am taking Amoxicillin for my tooth infection and Voltaren for my whiplash after a car acci...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you have mentioned indicate the possibility of hemorrhoids (piles). These are due to swollen veins in the anus. Do not worry. Around 75 percent of people suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in life. Most of the time, it just appears worse than that it ...  Read Full »

Why do I get swelling at the site of wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I just had my wisdom tooth removal surgery 10 days back. The surgery was on the lower right side as my wisdom tooth was impacted and was inside the bone. Hence, I had to remove it as there was some TMJ discomfort. My recovery is going fine there is no numbness and I just want to take ...  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. Post-extraction swelling is normal as the tissues require a conducive environment for healing. Normally, an extraction site shows almost complete healing after 21 days provided you do not have any neg...  Read Full »

I noticed a painless bump on the gums behind my bottom front teeth. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a bump on the gums in the back of my bottom front teeth. It is painless and has been there for a few weeks now. What could it be? Please give your suggestions.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Bumps or swelling on the gums could be due to, 1. Common mouth ulcer or canker sore. 2. Gum abscess. 3. Tooth abscess. 4. Gingivitis. 5. Accidental toothbrush injury or food debris lodgement. So, I suggest that if it ...  Read Full »

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