Swelling is a transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area caused not by neoplasm proliferation of cells  but by accumulation of interstitial fluid fluid in tissues. Swelling is considered one of the five characteristics of inflammation ; along with pain, heat, redness, and loss of function. A body part may swell in response to injury, infectionor disease.
You may occasionally wake up with a swollen, puffy face. This could happen as a result of pressure being placed on your face while sleeping. However, a swollen, puffy face can also arise from a facial injury or indicate an underlying medical condition.
A 55 year old male patient reported in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery with a chief complaint of swelling on right side of face from last 2 months. He reported a progressive increase in the swelling. Pain and discomfort was present from last 7 days with increased swelling, and reduced mouth opening.
Skip to Content. Lymphedema is the abnormal buildup of fluid in soft tissue due to a blockage in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system helps fight infection and other diseases by carrying lymph throughout the body.
Edema happens most often in the feet, ankles, and legs, but can affect other parts of the body, such as the face, hands, and abdomen. It can also involve the entire body. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center.
Periorbital puffinessalso known as puffy eyesor swelling around the eyesis the appearance of swelling in the tissues around the eyescalled the orbits. It is almost exclusively caused by fluid buildup around the eyes, or periorbital edema. Minor puffiness usually detectable below the eyes only is often called eye bags.
Facial swelling is the buildup of fluid in the tissues of the face. Swelling may also affect the neck and upper arms. If the facial swelling is mild, it may be hard to detect.
Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body's tissues. Although edema can affect any part of your body, you may notice it more in your hands, arms, feet, ankles and legs. Edema can be the result of medication, pregnancy or an underlying disease — often congestive heart failure, kidney disease or cirrhosis of the liver.