A 36-year-old female asked:
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arms are achy from the armpits down in every joint. hands are swollen and purple. swelling decreases color normal when raise my hands above my head. ?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: a CIRCULATION issue! You may have something interfering with your VENOUS drainage.... See you PCP (Primary Care Provider) fist who may refer you to a VASCULAR surgeon. (You may have a condition called "Thoracic Outlet Syndrome" Hope this helps Good Luck! Dr Z
Answered on Aug 22, 2020

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