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Leominster, MA
A 38-year-old female asked:

Woke up w/a very sore first finger, hard to move/bend also swollen, no i injury. seems as if its the vein w/shooting pain up right arm, backside w/pain into armpit. also have pain in chest area above breast. what could cause this?

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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Couldbe lymphangitis: Cellulitis is inflammation of skin. Like veins there are vessels called lymphatics in our body which when inflamed can cause significant pain. See your PCP to confirm diagnosis. Will need analgesics like motrin and antibiotics as trt. Don't hang down the upperlimb , keep it elevated. Warm compresses may help.
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