Category Archives: Lymphatics

Soft Puffy Swelling on the Body

Edema (Oedema) Abnormal  accumulation of fluid in the extracellular spaces is medically termed as edema. It presents as a soft  swelling in the body, which may be localized or generalized. Causes of Fluid Collection One may have a localized collection of fluid in the tummy. This is called ascites and is commonly seen in patients […]

Silent Cystic Swelling of Throat

Cystic Lump of Throat Q: I’m 37 years old female. I had been to an ENT clinic and drawn fluid. Ultrasound scan came back normal. I went back for check up and the lump hasn’t disappeared, should I be worried? Reply: ———— You haven’t mentioned the exact location of lump. But from your description, we […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa – Infection of the Sweat Glands

Hidradenitis Suppurativa – Infection of the Sweat Glands One condition commonly seen in teenagers has a big fancy name called hidradenitis suppurativa. It is an inflammation and infection of the sweat glands, usually in the armpits or groin area. Under arm in this age are sweaty. People with this problem develop pain, swelling, and sometimes […]