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What can cause swollen lymph nodes under both arms, itchy skin with no rash , burning sensations in bones and joint pain?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes under both arms, itchy skin with no rash , burning sensations in bones and joint pain?

Lupus vs RA: Sounds systemic! i would really urge you visit your md please! too many things going on! please let me know what diagnosis your doc give you ! best of luck! ...Read more

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My Dr put me on thermotabs and my wrist on both arms are a bit swollen and I have pain is that normal with sodium pills cause I don't eat enough salt?

My Dr put me on thermotabs and my wrist on both arms are a bit swollen and I have pain is that normal with sodium pills cause I don't eat enough salt?

Salt tabs: Yes, salt intake can cause tissue swelling like you describe. Particularly with fludrocortisone, which promotes sodium retention. Please let your doc know -- your recumbant BP can go up. ...Read more

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Can carpel tunnel cause both hands to turn freezing cold? I have been having my arms at night fall asleep and get the pins and needles and numb feeling in both arms. For the last week my hands ache they feel almost swollen like and my sensation in my fing

Can carpel tunnel cause both hands to turn freezing cold? I have been having my arms at night fall asleep and get the pins and needles and numb feeling in both arms. For the last week my hands ache they feel almost swollen like and my sensation in my fing

There : There has been a lot written about non-occupational risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome. In one study out of boston about 11-12 years ago in fact it was determined that women who took birth control pills had an increased incidence of carpal tunnle compared to women who did not. The problem with a lot of studies is that while statistically it seems to implicate certain behaviors or co medical conditions or medications it doesnt help you as an individual trying to do what is right for yourself. Remember that a study like that offers guidance as a risk factor but may not imply a direct cause. There are a lot of coincidences too. Tingling and numbness in the hand can be from carpal tunnel but aching, coldness can occur form that or other issues. As far as stopping or starting birth control, talk with your doctor. Your neurologist should be able to clarify whether you have carpal tunnel or not and ifyou are not getting success with the treatment offered maybe you want to ask your neurologist about an emg/nerve conduction study or perhaps see a hand surgeon in your area. If your curiuos you can look at the one of the styudies I am talking about, but none of these dtudies offer a direct cause and effect ie you can't say bcp lead to cts just that its been identified as a factor in this one study in this one population ( the people studied). ...Read more

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Hello! I started working out about a month ago, which I have not done in years. I noticed my lymph nodes were swollen under both arms, that went awa?

Hello!  I started working out about a month ago, which I have not done in years.  I noticed my lymph nodes were swollen under both arms, that went awa?

Sweat gland?: They are likely from inflammation of the sweat glands or hair follicles. Try antiperspirant. If the areas look pustular (may involve the groin area too) , see dermatologist to get treated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have hives on both arms and left wrist is swollen and hurts to bend the elbow and move the shoulder?

What does it mean when you have hives on both arms and left wrist is swollen and hurts to bend the elbow and move the shoulder?

Angioedema: You are hiving hives and perhaps angioedema , the latter occurs when the same process which causes hives takes place in the subcutaneous tissue. However if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) up to 4 to 6 x a day does not reduce the problem, then you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Extreme pain in both arms, my hands are swollen and go numb. If kept elevated, i get pins & needles feeling in them. Is this serious? What will help?

Extreme pain in both arms, my hands are swollen and go numb.  If kept elevated, i get pins & needles feeling in them. Is this serious? What will help?

Possibilities: Most common cause could well be carpal tunnel syndrome;i.e., compression of median nerves at wrist. But the response to elevation might raise concerns regarding thoracic outlet syndrome, a brachial plexus compression bilaterally. This is best evaluated and confirmed on EMG testing, which will lead to treatment and likely symptom reversal. ...Read more

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I got sore tingling sensation down both arms my hands have swollen and feel like they on fire and the bones are aching?

Neuropathy: This is possibly carpal tunnel syndrome, where the nerve to the hand gets entrapped at the wrist. Resting and a cock up wrist brace may help. However, if your symptoms involve your arms equally then this may be consistent with a neck or spinal cord condition (disc bulging, demyelination. You should discuss with your physician to consider diagnostic testing if indicated. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more