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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

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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My left upper arm has been slightly swollen for nearly two months. I saw a doctor when it started who gave me no cause. Now the right arm is swelling.

My left upper arm has been slightly swollen for nearly two months. I saw a doctor when it started who gave me no cause. Now the right arm is swelling.

Follow up appt: Bilateral swollen arms is a symptom that needs to be investigated. There can be be a blockage in either the venous system or lymph system causing these symptoms. You will need some diagnostic testing, such as ultrasound, to make that determination. Insist on proper investigation. ...Read more

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Small dime sized white patches on upper arm no swelling, no pain, just white colored?

Small dime sized white patches on upper arm no swelling, no pain, just white colored?

White skin patches: How long there? Itchy? Growing? Do they tan? Borders smooth & distinct or wavy? Scaly? My b low-grade skin fungus like tinea versicolor or tinea corporis that should respond to otc antifungal cream or shampoo (nizoral).. If long standing might be nummular eczema; another possibility is guttate psoriasis. If dark-skinned, might be vitiligo. See pcp or dermatologist for evaluation & treatment option. ...Read more

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After a r ghj injection i had swelling in my right axilla and nerve pain in my right axilla going into the back of my right upper arm. Us lymphn. Ok?

After a r  ghj injection i had swelling in my right axilla and nerve pain in my right axilla going into the back of my right upper arm.
Us lymphn. Ok?

Infection?: Swelling and increased pain after any procedure should be evaluated for the possibility of infection. The end of your question does not make sense. Sorry. ...Read more

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Inside upper arm pain and swelling right arm no injury for 2 weeks. From armpit to elbow. ?

Inside upper arm pain and swelling right arm no injury for 2 weeks.    From armpit to elbow.  ?

Get seen: Pain and swelling from armpit to elbow could be infection, injury, or more serious. Have this checked by you doctor. ...Read more

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I have lymphodema in my left upper arm. Friday, it began swelling and getting very red in blotches along with a fever of 101.9 last night.

I have lymphodema in my left upper arm. Friday, it began swelling and getting very red in blotches along with a fever of 101.9 last night.

Get Checked: Even a small infection can be very serious in such an arm. The appearance described and the fever could be an infection. Please call your doctor or go to see someone right away. If caught early, it is usually treatable with antibiotics alone. ...Read more

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I just had shoulder surgery a week ago and I have 6 large welts on my upper arm and pain and swelling in my elbow and under my arm. Is this anything.

Yes.: Get it checked out by your orthopedic surgeon. This might be a sign of infection that requires treatment (antibiotics). It could be an allergic reaction as well. Definitely, play it safe and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How long should it take for the swelling from phenergan (promethazine) IM to subside? Lump on upper arm present 4weeks, last 5 days pain below the area too. Thanks

How long should it take for the swelling from phenergan (promethazine) IM to subside? Lump on upper arm present 4weeks, last 5 days pain below the area too. Thanks

Concerned: Normally after an injection a small area can swell but should rapidly subside. If you have had it for 4 weeks it is possible you are having an infection or reaction. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more