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Causes Of Swollen Forearm
I haven swollen tumours on my left forearm it does not cause any pain...Is it cancer...It does not cause ani pain... ?
Needs an examination: You need to see your physician or primary care to examine you and discern what the swelling actually is. It might be an infection, a benign non cancerous fat tumors such as lipomas but cancerous tumors would be on the differential. All the above causes can cause painless swellings, again would stress you to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was next to a bird of paradise plant. Several hours later i noticed welts swelling and my forearm swollen. Will plant cause this if scratched ?
See: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
What would cause sudden onset of noticeable swelling in left calf of leg and left forearm? No pain, just continuously swollen for 4-5 days. No injury
What cause my hands and forearms to be severely swollen for 5 days? Ultra sound shows that I do not have dvt.
I've discovered a swollen ball on my left forearm that is hot n tender with a slight bruise. This morning it went a little numb. What could cause this?
Requires exam: Get to a physician and get it examined. ...Read more
I've had swollen slightly painful arm pit a few months now happened out of no where and I'm starting to get concerned what can be the cause?
Get examined: Swelling in the armpit or axilla can be due to inflammation of the sweat glands or the hair follicles especially if started after an episode of shaving the hair in this area. Lymph nodes in this region can also be enlarged if they react to infections or to cancer of the breast but wouldn't be painful early on. Get a check up to see what is the problem and if a biopsy is needed. ...Read more
How long?Fever?: Is there any pain, any swelling in rt. Underarm from lymph node . Is there any breast abnormality.Is there any pitting of the swelling-rt arm , any swelling on opposite side, r u on any hormonal trt . Few possibilities- poor venous drainage secondary to a possible clot in deep veins of arm, head and neck masses , breast masses --lymphatic obstruction/venous obstruc. See ur pcp/surgeon for more evaln. ...Read more
I have a swollen gland under my arm out. I just noticed it this morning in the shower. What could cause this?
This could be: related to an infection, or a cyst. If it gets larger and doesn't go away in 1-2 weeks see a doctor ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: In order to swell up just on one side, there has to be more blood or more fluid in that side of the body. The primary care doctor might check to see if there is a blood clot or blood flow problem, if there is a problem in the nerves or nerve signals to that side of the body, if there is fluid in the tissues that is settling into one side of the body due to gravity or lymphatic blockage, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soft and moveable swollen / painless lymph node under arm. What could cause this? Been there for 8 months with no noticeable change.
You are doing good: Since it is not increasing in size, you do not need to worry. Just keep checking it once per month. Unless it is more than 2 cm, it is likely to be benign and may be of no consequence. ...Read more
Bug bite: Most such localized spots would be the result of some bug deciding to bit you & you body deciding it didn't appreciate the attention. ...Read more
Several things: An infection is the most likely cause, but other things can cause swollen lymph nodes as well....Your doctor needs to examine you and possibly run some tests to determine the cause before it can be treated.... ...Read more
What are possible causes of right underarm pain into surrounding area, worse lifting arm out or up, also feels swollen, lump-began yesterday?
Infection: Infection is the most frequent source of this acute onset illness and would strongly recommend you go immediately and be seen by a doctor. Go to an ER if necessary. Hopefully this will not be too severe and perhaps not due to infection, but do not ignore it and make sure you are seen ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more