Top 20 Doctor insights on: Causes of swelling in lower arm
Arm swelling: Please go see your doctor or go to the er - this is not normal. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can a rotator cuff injury cause your arm to feel like it is swelling when you try to lift it over your head even though your in extreme pain?
I woke up with a red spot on my lower arm, throughout the day it got bigger and is swelling a little with a slight pink color and no itchiness
No picture: Unable to diagnose without aq photo. I suggest a visit to your physician for an examination. ...Read more
Pain in lower parts of my arms by my wrist and elbow area, feeling like discomfort and like a swelling feeling, what could this mean?
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
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
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
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?
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