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in what way is an arterial occlusion in the arm treated?

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Depends on symptoms: If the occlusion has been present for a long time, and you have no problems in your hand, no treatment may be needed. If, on the other hand, a clot has lodged in the artery and your hand is cold and painful, surgery may be needed to remove it.

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With coronary artery disease am I more susceptible for having a stroke?

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Yes: The artery disease is not necessarily limited to just your coronary arteries. If you have it in one area, it probably is in other areas. So you are also subject to have strokes, kidney disease, and disease of the arteries in the legs for instance. Also certain complications of the coronary disease or its treatment could make you more at risk for a stroke.
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What causes nicks in my fetal artery dopplers, and how can I prevent them?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can arm pain from pitching be treated?

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How can I treat the red bumps on the back of my upper arms?

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Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
Keratosis pilaris: This is a sign you are irritating or over drying your skin. You may need a prescription but most of my pts with this do better if they use gentler products when bathing and a good moisturizer.

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