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I got punched in the arm and now it's swollen. Is that normal?

I got punched in the arm and now it's swollen. Is that normal?

No and Yes.: It is not normal but may certainly be expected after being punched. You could have ruptured a small vessel and had some associated bleeding into the tissue. ...Read more

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This morning when I woke up my left elbow hurt bad now it feels like the inside of my arm by the bend is swollen what could this be? Should I worry?

This morning when I woke up my left elbow hurt bad now it feels like the inside of my arm by the bend is swollen what could this be? Should I worry?

Maybe short lived: If you just twisted during sleep or had an athletic event it should go away on its own. If you injured the area and the joint fluid leaked you may a synovial cyst. Let it resolve for a few days without using it and ice it. If this resolves it was abruise and is better. If not see your doctor to check it out in person to make sure you are ok. Hope it gets better. ...Read more

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My son fell on he' elbow yesterday in the park, it hurts, but hard to say how bad, swollen, he can bend he's arm as he is using it ok now hurts little?

My son fell on he' elbow yesterday in the park, it hurts, but hard to say how bad, swollen, he can bend he's arm as he is using it ok now hurts little?

Elbow pain: Sounds like he contused his elbow by your description. If he has any problems with range of motion or increasing pain or swelling do not hesitate to have it checked and possibly frayed. Expect by your description that he should be fine in a couple of days. ...Read more

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My nephew got 3 shots on his arm and now it's swollen is this normal?

Swelling is not: No, in general it s not normal -but assuming that I can imagine this swelling correctly-. Conclusion: it s the best choice to show it to a dr. Who can actually see it and decide if it is normal or not. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My arm pit started itching really bad a few weeks ago, now it still itches but is swollen and hurts.

Allergic reaction?: It sounds like your armpit (axilla) has been in contact with something it is sensitive or allergic to. Any new deodorants or powders or soaps, new razor or shaving cream? If any pustules or pimples are forming, then you may have an infection in the hair follicles or sweat glands, in which u need an antibiotic. For now, put on some mild (0.5%) Hydrocortisone cream. If persists, pcp or dermatologis. ...Read more

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I was shocked by my outlet 3 days ago and my arm has been swollen and very painful and weak since then. What can I do to reduce the swelling for now?

I was shocked by my outlet 3 days ago and my arm has been swollen and very painful and weak since then. What can I do to reduce the swelling for now?

Abnormal: An electrical shock causing these symptoms is highly unusual. I would advise a visit to the doctor. I worry about internal burns and/or other unusual consequences to this event. ...Read more

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My arm is swollen from ant bite what to do now?

My arm is swollen from ant bite what to do now?

Antihistamine: I would get an otc antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or see my md for an rx. ...Read more

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I took a punch in the ear and now my upper ear is swollen and blue. How can I treat it?

I took a punch in the ear and now my upper ear is swollen and blue. How can I treat it?

Ear injury: You can have an injury to the cartilage, which will deform your ear. See your doc. In mean time ice, and if looks infected go to ED. ...Read more

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My son got immunization shots in each arm and now his whole arm is swollen. Is that normal?

My son got immunization shots in each arm and now his whole arm is swollen. Is that normal?

See below: Can be, depending on the immunization. I occasionally see a lot of arm swelling, after kids receive their 4th and 5th dtap. ...Read more

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Hi. My son went for his 9 month immunization and now his arm is hot and swollen where they imjected?

Hi. My son went for his 9 month immunization and now his arm is hot and swollen where they imjected?

Time to go back: A big reaction means a return trip to the doctor to evaluation for an infection or a non-infectious reaction at that injection site. There is usually no other way to solve the issue with an examination of the injection site. The clinic staff can review the record to verify which injection was given, with the person who gave the injection. Usually, injection site reactions resolve without problems. ...Read more

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Left upper back is really tight and swollen can't lift my arm or even reach grab it feels like balls. What to take right now?

Left upper back is really tight and swollen can't lift my arm or even reach grab it feels like balls. What to take right now?

You can take Motrin: Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen 800 mg temporarily to help with swelling.Warm compresses may help loosen the tightness. You will need to see your physician in am for further recommendation. You may have an infection causing the
swelling and tightness. ...Read more

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So I punched a wall about six days ago it hurt the first two days then the pain went away, but now it hurts to make a fist and my whole arm hurts?

So I punched a wall about six days ago it hurt the first two days then the pain went away, but now it hurts to make a fist and my whole arm hurts?

Needs evaluation: It is very common to fracture the bones in the hand when we punch hard objects, e.g., walls, another person's face, etc. Since you are having worsening pain, I would seek medical attention. You would benefit from an examination and imaging studies like an X-ray to determine if there are any fractures. If fractures are present, you may need to see an Orthopedic surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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Over the past few weeks I have punched walls everyday and now my middle knuckle is swollen and changed colour it is also really squishy and painful?

Over the past few weeks I have punched walls everyday and now my middle knuckle is swollen and changed colour it is also really squishy and painful?

X-ray asap: You need an X-ray and evaluation right away. Get to your physician right away, or go to the Emergency Department. And then stop punching walls! I assume you are doing this as an unhealthy coping mechanism for stress or trauma you are experiencing right now. Get to a psychotherapist immediately to discuss more effective coping strategies. ...Read more

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My step son ripped hit arm open really bad the other day took him to the hospital and he got 17 staples and now it looks bad and swollen? What to do?

See doctor: You need to take him to see doctor to make sure that there is not an infection that cause the redness and swolllen. ...Read more

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My daughter keeps complaining about a sharp needle feeling in her right arm. What should I do? It used to be discolored but now it's swollen and pain.

My daughter keeps complaining about a sharp needle feeling in her right arm. What should I do? It used to be discolored but now it's swollen and pain.

Go for an exam: Persistent pain, swelling, and discoloration are conditions which warrant physical evaluation by your primary healthcare practitioner. ...Read more

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I have upper arm pain for 2 days now and today a knot appeared on elbow, arm is swollen and very painful.

I have upper arm pain for 2 days now and today a knot appeared on elbow, arm is swollen and very painful.

Olecranon bursitis: My first consideration is olecranon bursitis I'm concerned that yours is due to an infectious reason and most commonly staph. You need to see your physician and get immediate care ...Read more

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I have a burn on my arm. It was white and leathery, now it is swollen and red all around it. It's been 6 days. What do I need to do?

I have a burn on my arm. It was white and leathery, now it is swollen and red all around it. It's been 6 days. What do I need to do?

Promoting healing: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, when burned, it creates inflammation (red, hot, swolllen, tender) to promote healing. The trick is to minimize ongoing damage by protecting it from further harm, applying protective cream or ointments. Clean it often using gentle means. Use of compression wraps may help reduce the swelling. Avoid ice! ...Read more

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Had cortisone jab 4 days ago now arm is swollen warm and sore is this normal?

Had cortisone jab 4 days ago now arm is swollen warm and sore is this normal?

Cortisone Shot: A cortisone shot into the patellar tendon is not indicated and my concern is that it is either infected of you have an infected overlying bursa. This is not normal and should be rechecked by the physician that gave you the "jab". ...Read more

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Revived Depo-Provera ib arm 9 hours ago and now it's hard and swollen. And I can't lift iy?

Call clinic: If you got a Depo-Provera shot earlier today, and now the arm is swollen and hard to move, it sounds like a problem. Maybe bleeding in the injection site, maybe an allergic or odd reaction. Consider calling the clinic and see what they say. ...Read more

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I hurt my arm really bad its bruised and swollen, I scraped it too but now some of kin is numb what's wrong?

I hurt my arm really bad its bruised and swollen, I scraped it too but now some of kin is numb what's wrong?

You may have damaged: Some of the superficial nerves. Swelling can also put pressure on nerves. If it doesn't get better, or if pain increases, the swelling gets worse or there are signs of infection, please get it checked. In the short term, you can try keeping it elevated above the level of your heart for a few days. ...Read more

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Strained elbow at work. Forearm swelled. Now swollen above elbow on the back of my arm. Swelling happened hours later. Is this normal?

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 more