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I was fitted for a lymphedema sleeve and gauntlet. Is the sleeve supposed to cut off the circulation in my arm and hand?

I was fitted for a lymphedema sleeve and gauntlet. Is the sleeve supposed to cut off the circulation in my arm and hand?

No: The sleeve should be tight but should not cut off your circulation. You may need to start with a larger sleeve and move to a smaller one as your lymphedema improves. Talk to your physical therapist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

Lymphedema is a medical condition in which the tiny amount fluid and protein that normally seeps out of blood vessels as it flows by cells cannot be returned to the blood vessels due to abnormalities in the lymph system, or the collecting ducts ...Read more


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Have lymphedema in right arm and hand. Also trigger finger on that side. Will surgery for the trigger finger make the lymphedema worse?

Have lymphedema in right arm and hand.  Also trigger finger on that side.  Will surgery for the trigger finger make the lymphedema worse?

No: No, surgery for trigger finger should not make the lymphedema worse. The cause of a trigger finger has nothing to do with the lack of draining of the lymph nodes which causes the lymphedema. ...Read more

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My hands and arms feel uncomfortable and painful when i wear long sleeves. My sleeves aren't too tight but it feels like my circulation is cut off.Why?

My hands and arms feel uncomfortable and painful when i wear long sleeves. My sleeves aren't too tight but it feels like my circulation is cut off.Why?

See doctor: Most people don't have the feeling that their circulation is cut off when wearing long sleeves. So, if you're having the sensation, you need to see your doctor, so they can check your circulation in your arms while wearing a longsleeved blouse. This will give better clues as to what might be causing this feeling, or if you have a medical condition that may be brewing. This needs further work up. ...Read more

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It feels like the circulation in my arms is somewhat cut off (like when you have a blood pressure cuff on), but my hands look pink and normal. ?

It feels like the circulation in my arms is somewhat cut off  (like when you have a blood pressure cuff on), but my hands look pink and normal. ?

A good sign: Often times tingling sensations in the arms is related to the neck and shoulders, where many people carry stress. Muscles spasm when they are injured, acutely it chronically and this can lead to compression on the many nerves that supply the arms. A neurologist can confirm with an examination and also check your neck vertebrae to see if imaging is needed to rule out something more concerning. ...Read more

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What to do if i often wake up with my hand and arm totally numb. Do I have poor circulation?

Carpal T Syndrome is: More likely your dx, as its a very common problem. Use a wrist brace throughout the day and night would help considerably in improving your symptoms. Its recommended for night time mostly, but i advise it through the day as well, as one can do most activities with it, except some. If not improving consult your pcp or an orthopod. ...Read more

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When i put any pressure on my left arm or hand ..(like laying head on arm or hand while laying down, goes numb. Circulation problem?

Pinched nerve: Symptoms suggest pinched nerve. It could be at wrist ( carpal tunnel) or neck. Since you take norco, it seems that you may already have neck pain and the posture of your arm causes pinching of nerves in your neck. See aneurologist. ...Read more

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If my right arm and hand from the elbow down are tingling, is this probably a sign of poor blood circulation?

If my right arm and hand from the elbow down are tingling, is this probably a sign of poor blood circulation?

Cubital tunnel: A more common cause of the described symptoms is compression of the ulnar nerve behind the elbow. Tingling from ulnar nerve goes into the small and ring finger. Try wearing an elbow pad with the pad rotated around to the front of the elbow at night. This keeps the elbow from bending, thereby keeping pressure off the nerve. If symptoms persist, consult with an upper extremity surgeon. Emg helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Lydia Collins
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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more