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A 49-year-old female asked:

i recently fractured my right humerus and had surgery 4 days ago. i notice alot of fluid retention today. is this normal? and i still have lot of pain

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Yes: Swelling in the arm is to be expected. If you have swelling elsewhere, report it to your doctor.
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Pretty normal: Hi. Ouch, you poor thing! Yes pain and swelling are quite to be expected 4 days after the surgery. Was it a low trauma fracture? If yes, consider asking your doc to get a bone densitometry study (DXA, DEXA). If it was a high trauma appropriate fracture, disregard that. Keep the arm elevated to help reduce the swelling. Take your pain meds; if you have constipation with them, take psyllium and/or s

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