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Top 10 One Side of the Body That Is Growing More Than the Other Side Causes

  1. 1.Beckwith - Wiedemann Syndrome

    Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is a congenital (present from birth) growth disorder that causes large body size, large organs, and other symptoms.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate your care with a specialist. This is a rare condition that can affect many body parts in unpredictable ways, and treatment is focused on addressing these individual issues if they are present.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    one side of the body that is growing more than the other side, having more than 10 fingers or toes, developmental delay, abnormally large tongue
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Ovarian Cancer

    The ovaries are a female reproductive organ that produce eggs as well as hormones like estrogen. Ovarian neoplasm generally affects one of the two ovaries and causes symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, irregular menstrual bleeding, and fatigue.

    You schedule a visit with your primary care physician (PCP). It is likely an ultrasound will be performed as well as blood tests.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea, stomach bloating, headache, loss of appetite
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Non - Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Cells in the lymph nodes or bone marrow grow abnormally and may spread beyond the lymphatic system.

    You should visit your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis. Afterwards, a referral to a specialist will explain treatment options.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, shortness of breath
    Symptoms that never occur with non-hodgkin lymphoma:
    groin lump that comes and goes, shrinking groin lump, armpit lump that comes and goes, shrinking armpit lump, neck lump that comes and goes, shrinking neck bump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Acute Stomach Ulcer

    A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach or the first part of your small intestine (the duodenum), which causes pain following meals or on an empty stomach.

    You should go see your doctor in the next few days for a sick visit. He/she will assess the need for certain tests (such as for a bacteria in the stomach and/or a procedure to take a picture of your stomach wall). He/she will definitely suggest taking an anti-acid medication, such as omeprazole, which you can take over-the-counter to help your pain.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, moderate abdominal pain, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps)
    Symptoms that never occur with acute stomach ulcer:
    pain in the lower left abdomen
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

    Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a common disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes of intense dizziness with head movements. It is believed this is caused by tiny calcium crystals in the inner ear that become dislodged from their usual position within the inner ear.

    You should discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician, who will perform a physical test and treatment maneuver to confirm and treat this condition.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, episodic dizziness, vomiting, dizziness, vertigo (extreme dizziness)
    Symptoms that always occur with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo:
    episodic dizziness
    Symptoms that never occur with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo:
    hearing loss, heartbeat sound in the ear
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  6. 6.Hemorrhoids

    Hemorrhoids are a very common condition that affects more 50% of the population, typically after the age of 30. Hemorrhoids are the "varicose veins of the anus and rectum" - enlarged, bulging blood vessels in the anus that can bleed or clot.

    You can treat this at home by eating more fiber and drinking more water, which loosens your stools and allowing the hemorrhoid to heal. Changing your health habits can also help - lose weight and exercise more and keep the anus clean. Topical creams and ointments can help with the pain, as would a warm water spray or sitz baths. If these treatments do not work after some time, simple surgical operations can be done in the primary care office. Or, for very severe cases of hemorrhoids, surgery may be needed to remove the hemorrhoid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    constipation, rectal pain, rectal bleeding, pain when passing stools, anal itching
    Symptoms that never occur with hemorrhoids:
    unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  7. 7.Hyperparathyroidism

    Hyperparathyroidism is a disorder in which the parathyroid glands in the neck are overactive and produce too much parathyroid hormone (PTH). This hormone causes calcium to be released from bones and into the blood.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will likely coordinate care with a specialist. Hyperparathyroidism is usually treated with surgery that involves removing the glands to make sure your blood calcium levels remain normal.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, abdominal pain (stomach ache), irritability, nausea or vomiting
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped organ inside the neck, no longer produces adequate levels of hormones. Thyroid hormones are essential for many bodily functions including breathing, heart rate, and metabolism.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Hypothyroidism is a complex condition that is usually treated with hormone replacement therapy.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, weight gain, muscle aches
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  9. 9.Viral (Norovirus) Infection

    Noroviruses are a group of related viruses that leads to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps. These viruses cause gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines. When the diarrhea and/or vomiting is severe, dehydration can occur. Symptoms of dehydration include a dry mouth, dizziness, urinating less frequently and dark urine.

    You can safely treat this condition at home. Make sure you drink plenty of water and fluids (Gatorade, Pediatlyte) to replace what is lost with diarrhea. If symptoms of dehydration occur or you are unable to keep down any liquids, seek care at your primary care physician or an urgent care.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, headache, stomach bloating
    Symptoms that always occur with viral (norovirus) infection:
    hidden: gastroenteritis symptoms
    Symptoms that never occur with viral (norovirus) infection:
    severe abdominal pain, throbbing headache, severe headache, tarry stool
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  10. 10.Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease in which the heart muscle (myocardium) becomes abnormally thick (hypertrophied). This happens sometimes as a result of long-term elevated blood pressure, and sometimes without any particular reason. The thickened heart muscle can make it harder for the heart to pump blood.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Cardiomyopathy is usually treated with prescription medication to slow down the heart rate and make the heart squeeze less forcefully. In severe cases of cardiomyopathy, an operation called myectomy is performed to remove a segment of thickened muscle from the wall dividing the right and left ventricle (the septum).

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, racing heart beat, shortness of breath on exertion
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About One Side of the Body That Is Growing More Than the Other Side

  • Q.How much did you weigh when you were born?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?

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One Side of the Body That Is Growing More Than the Other Side Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced one side of the body that is growing more than the other side have also experienced:

    • 5% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 5% Dizziness
    • 5% Difficulty Walking
  • People who have experienced one side of the body that is growing more than the other side were most often matched with:

    • 25% Beckwith - Wiedemann Syndrome
    • 5% Ovarian Cancer
    • 5% Non - Hodgkin Lymphoma

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