Top 20 Doctor insights on: Causes of swelling in lower arm

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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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If I raise my arm straight up, then lower it it would pop. There is no pain, swelling or discoloration. What is it?

If I raise my arm straight up, then lower it it would pop. There is no pain, swelling or discoloration. What is it?

Arm pop: Popping with movements of our joints Is. Normal. Typically the movement creates a small cavity which fills with gas that becomes released with motion and hence producing the pop sound and or sensation. This is usually only of concern if it is associated with pain, swelling, discoloration, or stiffness. ...Read more

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How does a compression sleeve help swelling caused by broken arm?

How does a compression sleeve help swelling caused by broken arm?

Forces fluid out: Compression sleeves help force fluid out of the extremity. Often times, the lymphatic system which drains fluid out of the extremity, does not work well after a fracture. A compression sleeve might help in the short term. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of the gland under your arm swelling if woman?

What could be the cause of the gland under your arm swelling if woman?

Breast disease: Let's hope it is an infection in your arm or your breast. Breast cancer can spread to the lymph nodes in your armpit and cause swelling. A swollen lymph node there should not be ignored. It requires prompt, competent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have thickening in left auxiliary with no pain. My gyno today said its swelling of lymphnodes caused from shaving my under arms. Is this true?

I have thickening in left auxiliary with no pain. My gyno today said its swelling of lymphnodes caused from shaving my under arms. Is this true?

Thicken left axilla: Could be-that would be a lymph node swelling from inflammation-sometimes need antibiotics, , but also consider mammogram, and in rare conditions autoimmune disease can cause lymph node swelling, May also be lipoma fat mass -benign Would consider sonogram to image the area, f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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What could be the cause of swelling in arms from shoulder to elbow?

What could be the cause of swelling in arms from shoulder to elbow?

Difficult answer: See your pcp for starters. This is a vague finding. It may represent a myriad of causes ranging from neurogenic causes, circulation problems, injury, inflammation/rheumatologic etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swelling of the arms, hands, legs, and feet?

What are the causes of swelling of the arms, hands, legs, and feet?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Will an insect bite cause swelling in upper left arm?

Will an insect bite cause swelling in upper left arm?

Yes: Some can. This is called an arthus reaction and represents the release of chemicals into the local blood vessels that trigger swelling. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling on outside of left wrist, there is no pain and when I lift my arm up it goes away?

What could cause swelling on outside of left wrist, there is no pain and when I lift my arm up it goes away?

Cyst: There are many things that cause swellings but at the wrist, it would be most common to have a ganglionic cyst. Other possibilities are traumatic cyst, lymph node, etc. The only way to know for sure what it is is for you to have it examined and perhaps a test called MRI or ultrasound to image the lesion. I would have your physician look at it and evaluate it. ...Read more

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I got IVIG today and durning the treatment I saw that my arm was swelling up at the iv site. What causes this and will this go away?

I got IVIG today and durning the treatment I saw that my arm was swelling up at the iv site. What causes this and will this go away?

Penetration of veins: The needle might have gone through the vein and then the swelling is from the IVIG infusion. If this were true, you may start to see some bruising at the site the next day or so. The swelling should go away in a day or 2 but the bruise will take 2-3 weeks to subside. ...Read more

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Lower right forearm swelling. Pain upon touch and wrist flexion only while arm is extended. No injury to arm. Present for two weeks so far.

Lower right forearm swelling. Pain upon touch and wrist flexion only while arm is extended. No injury to arm. Present for two weeks so far.

Cyst: It could be some form of cyst like a ganglion let your physician have a look at it and make a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What causes tingling in left arm and fingers? I have no pain or swelling. I'm 26 yrs old. The tingling comes and goes and goes a little to my neck?

What causes tingling in left arm and fingers? I have no pain or swelling. I'm 26 yrs old. The tingling comes and goes and goes a little to my neck?

Nerve entrapment?: Need to be investigated. Concerns are a possible herniated cervical disc or nerve being entrapped at some point in your arm. Need to be examined and an EMG is a very useful tool in determining the proper level of nerve compression.Of course some other causes of nerve tingling need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Hi, I am experiencing pain, redness, and significant swelling in the lymph node located above my elbow on the inside of my right arm. Possible causes?

Hi, I am experiencing pain, redness, and significant swelling in the lymph node located above my elbow on the inside of my right arm. Possible causes?

Injury or infection: Lymph nodes usually swell in response to an injury or infection. A lymph node in the area you describe would most likely be due to an injury or infection in your forearm or hand. Swollen lymph node (s) are usually a sign that the body is taking care of itself and not reason for concern. In very rare cases, a swollen node may be a sign of a more serious condition. If it persists, get it checked out ...Read more

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My husbands hands and arms keep swelling. His hands blow up double their size. They are swollen more often than they are normal. What can be the cause?

My husbands hands and arms keep swelling. His hands blow up double their size. They are swollen more often than they are normal. What can be the cause?

See allergist: If he is not on ACEI type of blood pressure pill or has recently started taking NSAID, consult an allergist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in the back, under the arms, in the face and eyes to swell shut?

What causes swelling in the back, under the arms, in the face and eyes to swell shut?

Swelling: It sounds almost like an allergic reaction to something - any new foods, perfumes, soaps, shampoos? Any itching? Medicines, both prescription and otc can cause these types of reactions too. Make sure you get it checked out! ...Read more