Swelling, Lump Or Bulge And Tenderness To Touch

Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020

Swelling is the body's way of helping to heal an injury or to fight off an infection. If you have had trauma, the swelling may go down on its own as the injury heals, but if you notice a tender lump or swelling for no reason, it could point to an infection or mass that needs medical attention.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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