If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
Some people experience swelling as a reaction to or a side effect from a medical treatment or surgery. Swelling from a medical treatment may be related to receiving extra fluids (such as IV fluid) for the procedure, or to a substance (such as dye) used during the procedure.
Your doctor may give you instructions on how to treat swelling after a medical procedure. Be sure to follow those instructions.
Swelling may occur:
Last Revised: April 2, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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