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Can breast infection cause swollen upper arm?

Can breast infection cause 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

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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.

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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Swollen spot on upper arm with achy feeling throughout arm, is this from bug bite?

Swollen spot on upper arm with achy feeling throughout arm, is this from bug bite?

Cellulitis / allergy: Cellulitis is a skin condition characterized by redness, warmth and swelling often following an injury or bite. Treatment is with prescription oral antibiotics. Sometimes an exaggerated immune response to an insect bite can cause similar symptoms, but this will generally resolve with an oral antihistamine. ...Read more

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I cut my upper arm last night. I didn't think it was that deep, but this morning it is swollen and i can see what i think is fat? Do i need stitches?

I cut my upper arm last night. I didn't think it was that deep, but this morning it is swollen and i can see what i think is fat? Do i need stitches?

No: If you cut it last night and no stitches were placed, it is probably too late to put them in as it is infected by now. I recommend you be seen though as you may need to have it debrided and irrigated and antibiotic started. ...Read more

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Why is my upper arm swollen and tender. It's been like this for a couple of months. It's tender to the touch and it hurts when i bend the arm.?

See a physician now: Swelling and pain in the upper arm lasting "a couple of months" is by no means a finding that should be observed without a defined diagnosis.This can be anything from a chronic musculotendinous injury to an infection or an abnormal growth or tumor. Diagnosis may require imaging studies such as xrays or mri. I would recommend immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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My upper arm is swollen just below my shoulder but a few inches above my elbow for 1-2+ months. It hurts if i poke or lift my arm. What could it be?

My upper arm is swollen just below my shoulder but a few inches above my elbow for 1-2+ months. It hurts if i poke or lift my arm. What could it be?

Any swelling: Need to be evaluated . It may be soft tissue , it may be from the bone . At your age , we need to rule out bone tumor . This is not to scare you but bone tumor has bimodal presentation . See you doc , be examined and if need be have imaging . Good luck. ...Read more

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My left upper arm is swollen and aching. Do I need to be concerned?

My left upper arm is swollen and aching. Do I need to be concerned?

It is: something that should be investigated...you do noty give enugh information to comment on (starting with how old you are!) Ask again or join Health tap Prime to clarify! Dr Z ...Read more

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I got bit by a spider 3 days ago on my upper arm, its swollen, painful, itchy and red. Feels like its on fire sometimes, what should I do?

I got bit by a spider 3 days ago on my upper arm, its swollen, painful, itchy and red. Feels like its on fire sometimes, what should I do?

Did u see the spider: Did you see the kind of spider that bit you? Black widows and brown recluse spiders can cause serious bite reactions. I don't know what the circumstances of the bite were. You've received some good self-care suggestions, but your description of "on fire" and being swollen and painful makes me suggest you let a physician look at it today. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son who is a adult with autism, I notice his left upper are seems to be swollen or larger than his right upper arm, and a small bump ?

My son who is a adult with autism, I notice his left upper are seems to be swollen or larger than his right upper arm, and a small bump ?

A Stitch In Time...: If he exhibits a lot of pain in that area or if he is reluctant to use that arm or if the skin feels warmer than the other arm or the swelling increases then have him examined by a doctor. Sounds like he bumped or otherwise injured that area or an infection is brewing so if you have any doubts about it, get him checked sooner than later. ...Read more

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My upper arm muscle or bicep is swollen and kind of hard. Does not hurt. Is it dangerous or something to worry about?

My upper arm muscle or bicep is swollen and kind of hard.  Does not hurt.  Is it dangerous or something to worry about?

Rupture muscle: Biceps tendon tears can be either partial or complete. A complete tear of the long head at its attachment point in the glenoid. Partial tears. Many tears do not completely sever the tendon. Complete tears. A complete tear will split the tendon into two pieces. ...Read more