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Causes Of Swollen Upper Arm
Only if severe: Breast infections drain to the lymph nodes in the arm pit. These are the same lymph nodes for your arm so if these nodes are severly activated, they could cause swelling in the arm. Have it checked. ...Read more
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 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
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
What type of specialist should I consult to determine what causes my arm to feel swollen and inflamed?
I recommend : Starting with your primary care provider. That provider can assess for diagnosis and may well be able to treat. If a specialist is required, they will have enough information to be able to determine which type of specialist is best for consultation. Take care. ...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
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
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 more
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, 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
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
Be seen: An expanding bruise is an expanding bleed under the skin. If your liver is not working properly to make blood coagulation proteins, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. You should see your doctor. ...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
Absolutely!: This is common with central lines, pacemakers, or indwelling catheters, like quinton dialysis catheters. It causes obstruction of the main veins of the arm (axillary, basillic, or subclavian) and can cause arm swelling. This is similar to a DVT in the leg. ...Read more
What could cause a swollen arm that also has a red line that extends from the wrist to the shoulder?
On the left side of my neck my vein really pops out when I'm laying down.also my left arm and chest seem to be a little swollen. Is this a cause for?
Infection: You have an infection which may become serious, get to a doctor. ...Read more
I've noticed for the past week that my ankles have been swollen, then today my right hand and arm have been swollen. What would cause this?
Kidney disease: Or hormonal reaction if on menses or rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, get labs checked including cbc, serum iron, ferritin, cmp,, check blood pressure if more than 140/90 chronically could cause kidney damage or if heart is weak could get congestive heart failure usually from chronic high blood pressure. Depending on results of test, see rheumatologist, nephrologist or cardiologist ...Read more
Can anxiety, hypochondria, stress causes minor under arm pain but underarm not swollen nor doesn't hurts feels wierd and it comes and goes?
If you have a bad cold can the lymph nodes under your arm pits get swollen and/or sore? What are some things that can cause this, if not the cold?
Are swollen lymph nodes in the arm and neck a cause for concern? They have been swollen and very hard for a year.
Evaluation : By a doctor is recommended for further workup. ...Read more
Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?
Cause for bluish grey hands in evening, swollen, achey and feel bruised but are not bruised. Goes up the arm and part of back. Help please?
Hand pain: Difficult to say. If you live in a cold place then reynauds is a possibility. The cold induces spasm of your hand arteries which causes bluish fingers. Otherwise, autoimmune diseases come to mind. More info needed. ...Read more
I have pain in my arm, radiating from a lump under my elbow for a week now. My entire arm & hand are swollen and worsening. What could cause this?
Sounds worrisome: This sounds like a bacterial infection or other serious problem. I think it'd be best to seek medical attention asap. ...Read more
What can cause swollen Inguinal Lymph Nodes (also neck, arm pit and behind knee on occasion) consistently for almost 2 years? (All on left side only)
Lymphadenopathy: When lymph nodes enlarge it is often due to their performing their designated function in helping to fight off an inflammatory process. If these remain enlarged, are fixed to underlying tissues or stony hard in consistency they should be seen by a doctor. Or if you are overly concerned, do that for reassurance. Best wishes. ...Read more
The lymph node under my right arm is a bit swollen and tender. I currently have PMS, could this be caused by hormones?
No: Hi. No, no hormonal abnormalities (deficiencies or excesses) cause lymph nodes to swell and become tender. Lymph node enlargement may be caused by an infection in the lymphatic field that drains to that node, by metastatic cancer or lymphoma, by granulomatous diseases, etc. If the lymph node goes back to normal, you're fine. If it persists more than a few months, see your doc. Good luck! ...Read more
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