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Causes Of The Left Arm Swelling
Upper left arm swelling I recently noticed I have a little but of swelling in my upper left arm only. It's a little achy but not bad.?
Vein clot or infecti: Should have ultrasound to check for clot in vein. If associated with fevers, may be an infection. If persists should definitely see your doc to check for these things. ...Read more
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
Is it possible to have left leg swelling and numbness along with left arm swelling and numbness. Vascular?
I am experiencing arm pain and arm swelling after my friend hit me with a frisbee in the arm really hard. I put ice but it keeps hurting?
Let your parents: Know so that they can check it out. Rest the arm, Elevate it, Can intermittently ice. Tyenol may be helpful for pain. Take care. Hope that the pain goes away soon. ...Read more
Arm swelling: Arm swelling is a relatively uncommon problem. The most common and usually obvious causes are related to trauma--falls, contusions, etc. Other rare but serious causes include a blood clot in the axillary vein (often in people who use crutches or lift heavy weights), or a rare late complication of an injury where the nerves are functioning wrong (reflex sympathetic dystrophy). ...Read more
Do I need to report arm swelling as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?
Arm swelling: The simple answer is to maintain your arm elevated as much as possible. For this you have to lie down or prop it up while sitting. The more important issue, of course, is to determine what is causing the swelling and to treat the cause directly. Potential causes include accidents, bruises, infection, blood clots, tumors, and nerve conditions. ...Read more
Daughter is 13. Had blood test two weeks ago. Flew back from spring break Sat. Arm swelling and a lot of pain started yesterday.
See a doctor!: Travelling by plane increases risk for blood clots, usually in the legs. However, it's possible your daughter developed one in her arm. Second, if the painful arm is the same arm where she had a blood draw, she could have an infection. Third, what happened during Spring Break? You may never know, but experiments (injection drugs) and accidents (falls) occur. You care, so get her in ASAP! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Strained elbow at work. Forearm swelled. Now swollen above elbow on the back of my arm. Swelling happened hours later. Is this normal?
No: Any atypical swelling is not normal but a reaction secondary to a traumatic event. A lot depends on how you injured it. Eccentric contraction or overloading of the elbow can injure a number of tendons and ligaments that surround the elbow. It is also important to note whether or not there was a pop or a deformity associated with the injury. If the swelling does not improve I would recc evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am experiencing arm swelling only on my upper arm and skin that is warm to the touch in the affected area. No redness or rash. What could this be?
Perhaps, but get chk: When pregnant, a certain amount of swelling is expected, as your body water increases (to support the baby & amniotic fluid). Any swelling can cause tingling, if the compartment in question gets "tight" to the point where pressure is applied to the nerves. That being said, pregnant women are also prone to blood clots, which can mimic symptoms & be dangerous. Talk to your OB/Gyn & get checked out. ...Read more
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