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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swelling In Both Arms

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Is a biopsy recommended for ringworm for 2 months under one arm & deep swelling under both arms for a year and half with severe hashimotos?

Is a biopsy recommended for ringworm for 2  months under one  arm & deep swelling under both arms for a year and  half with severe hashimotos?

Is it ringworm?: A biopsy is not needed for superficial fungal infections of the skin. You doctor and a skin scrapping and confirm the diagnosis. If you have had these symptoms for a year and half, it is about time that you see your doctor for evaluation and may be systemic treatment. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ringworm/ds00489. ...Read more

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4 times in past few years I've had episodes of both arms aching maybe with slight swelling. Only pattern I can find is usually close to my period.why?

4 times in past few years I've had episodes of both arms aching maybe with slight swelling. Only pattern I can find is usually close to my period.why?

Aching arms: I cannot tell you why your aching arms are close to your period but recommend you see a Gynecologist. If that does not solve your problem a consult with a neurologist might be helpful. Wish you well! ...Read more

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Extreme pain down both arms when sneezing/coughing.Numbness/swelling of neck/am.Unable to walk normal/rubber legs.Had neck trauma yrs ago too.

Extreme pain down both arms when sneezing/coughing.Numbness/swelling of neck/am.Unable to walk normal/rubber legs.Had neck trauma yrs ago too.

L'Hermitte Sign: You describe a sign of shooting pain that coincides with pressure on the nerves. Usually this results with neck loading--yours doesn't, it's spontaneous. Spinal stenosis can be a result of disc herniation, arthritic spurs, or congenital defects that result in an abnormally small spinal canal. When associated with leg symptoms as well, this is concerning. You need to be seen by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?

What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?

MRI only tells: .. part of the story. If you have myoclonus and hyper-reflexia, you must establish a strong relationship with a good neurologist in order to get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. North of the equator, there are several devastating neurological disorders that cause these symptoms, multiple sclerosis being only one of them. Please get yourself diagnosed quickly. ...Read more

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What causes weakness and pain in both arms?

What causes weakness and pain in both arms?

To general: Need more details. Any complaint of weakness needs a formal evaluation with your doc. ...Read more

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I get numbness and haevy feeling radiating down both arms. What can cause this?

I get numbness and haevy feeling radiating down both arms. What can cause this?

Let me explain: The only possible way to get numbness in both arm, to have cervical disc problems , or have inflammations of the nerves for some reason (diabetic) but this usually generalized in arms and legs. ...Read more

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My husband has double pneumonia and is experiencing pain in back of both arms. The pain excruciating. What would cause this.

Complications: If he has had pneumonia for at least several days, i would be concerned about possible complications like pleural effusion or emphysema, or infected fluid in the space between the lung and the chest wall. If he is having shortness of breath or fever, it would be a good idea to get a chest x-ray. If he is otherwise feeling better, then it may just be sore muscles from coughing. ...Read more

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What causes blisters on both arms?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What causes numbness/tingly feeling in both arms and face?

What causes numbness/tingly feeling in both arms and face?

Hyperventilation: Complaint of paresthesias in both upper extremities & peri-oral region of face is a non-physiologic/anatomic pattern of neural function/expression. More likely explanation is systemic metabolic changes in blood acid-base balance incited by hyperventilation. Underlying anxiety disorder is commonly primary cause in the symptom-arousing causal chain of these physiologic events. ...Read more

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Had an nerve test and emg done on both arms. Nerve on inside of left elbow would not responde to the stimulation. What does that mean and causes?

Pinched nerve: The nerve on the inside of the elbow (ulnar nerve) can get pinched in the elbow as it goes thru a bony groove in that area. Depending on what symptoms were present prior to the test treatment will vary. Severe cases require surgical decompression. Discuss these results with your physician. ...Read more

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Since i get married. Pumples appeared on both arms. They are small and some red or white.Are still stuck on my arms what's the cause and the solution?

See a dermatologist: Without being able to see these and get a full detailed history cannot diagnose you. Go and get a professional assessment. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling on both arms?

CTS: Multifactorial. But common things are common. First to rule out carpal tunnel syndrome. Check with your neurologist. You may need electrodiagnostic study. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sharp pain in both arms between shoulder and elbow?

What is the cause of a sharp pain in both arms between shoulder and elbow?

Cervical disc: A central bulging disc can put pressure on the nerve to both arms giving you your findings. You need to see a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What cause a problem having tingelling and numbness in both arms and sometimes legs?

What cause a problem having tingelling and numbness in both arms and sometimes legs?

Neuropathy: It sounds like you might experience peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is a general term describing nerve pain in extremity. There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy, including diabetes, chemotherapy, nerve injury ... I recommend you seeing a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more