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I have had slight swelling in my left arm due to lymphedema. What can I do?

I have had slight swelling in my left arm due to lymphedema. What can I do?

Lymphedema therapy: Manual lymphatic drainage and complete decongestive therapy are the cornerstones of proper lymphedema care. You should seek the opinion of a vascular specialist that has a special interest in lymphedema management. You can learn a lot of the techniques and can begin self management at home once you have been properly treated. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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Why do I have swelling in my left forearm?

Why do I have  swelling in my left forearm?

Injury: Could be a vasular problem or from some sort of trauma. Have it assessed by a physician for appropriate workup, physical exam, and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain & unable to use my right leg. I have swelling for now 4 wks what could be the cause? Will i need surgery?

I have pain & unable to use my right leg. I have swelling for now 4 wks what could be the cause? Will i need surgery?

Unexplained swelling: in legs or arms requires immediate medical evaluation- call for an appointment or go to your local UC clinic. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my left middle fingertip , and I have pain in my left arm.Emg test are normal, i wanted to know what ese can be the problem?

I have numbness in my left middle fingertip , and I have pain in my left arm.Emg test are normal, i wanted to know what ese can be the problem?

EMG: How long have you had the numbness. Did you have both an EMG and nerve conduction studies. When was the EMG and nerve conduction studies completed in relation to onset of symptoms. Do you have the actual results of the EMG with you or just "it was normal?" in certain situations, if the EMG and nerve conduction studies are done too soon, they will come back normal. ...Read more

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I was driving and suddenly, I had burning pain in both knees and in my left ankle. I didn't do anything to cause this burning. What can cause this?

I was driving and suddenly, I had burning pain in both knees and in my left ankle. I didn't do anything to cause this burning. What can cause this?

A bulging disk: If the burning continues then you most like have a bulging disk. Consult a spine surgeon to get an antiinflamatory program and exercises. You might need a steroid injection. Only 20% of people need surgery. ...Read more

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I have swelling and pain nect to my left arm pit & pain kinda leading to my breast but the doctors said that they couldnt see what was wronh with .. ?

I have swelling and pain nect to my left arm pit & pain kinda leading to my breast but the doctors said that they couldnt see what was wronh with .. ?

Second opinion.: The pain and swelling obviously mean something. The docs may need to resee you to make the dx. If not helped see someone else. This may be from the armpit nodes such as infection or may be related to the breast itself. Do not delay to resee someone. Second opinion may be a surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my left arm and sometimes I fell pain in chest , what should I do ?

I have a pain in my left arm and sometimes I fell pain in chest , what should I do ?

911: Lots of things can cause arm pain with chest pain such as anxiety. But in my experience rule out life threatening issues such as heart and lung problems first. Call 911 and go to the emergency room please ...Read more

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I just had labor and my son is 6 days old and I have slight pain of swelling in my legs and ankles what do you suggest I do ?

I just had labor and my son is 6 days old and I have slight pain of swelling in my legs and ankles what do you suggest I do ?

Contact your gyn: If swelling is significant contact your gyn asap so they can evaluate you and rule out clots or phlebitis. ...Read more

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What might have caused the pain and swelling I had in my testicles?

What might have caused the pain and swelling I had in my testicles?

See doctor: You may have epididymitis or some other inflammatory condition of your sperm-producing system. This might be sexually transmitted disease, or possibly just an obstructive disorder. In either event, seeing a good urologist (and most are excellent) would be beneficial. ...Read more

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What could cause burning pain in the neck? I have crawling under the skin? I am wondering if it could be rsd? I have had rsd in the past please help

Neuropathic pain: The sensation you are describing is neuropathic pain. It comes from a pinched, inflamed ir damaged nerve. The most common causes of your symptoms are a disk problem in the neck, injury, or the early phase of shingles. If your symptoms have been present for a while you should talk to your doctor about a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have pains in my left arm and leg for the past few weeks. Could it have to do with my heart?

I have pains in my left arm and leg for the past few weeks. Could it have to do with my heart?

Unlikely: Heart disease rarely causes chest pain in young people. This is particularly true if the pain is chronic. A careful history and physical examination from your primary care practitioner can help to determine the most likely cause of pain that is lasting for weeks. ...Read more

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What can I do if i've had a fractured bone in my leg and I am having severe swelling and bruising in my ankle?

What can I do if i've had a fractured bone in my leg and I am having severe swelling and bruising in my ankle?

See a specialist: I am not sure from your description if these two issues are occurring at same time. I would highly recommend you see your primary care doctor, a podiatrist or orthopedist for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain and tingling in my left leg just when i elevate it. What could be wrong?

I have pain and tingling in my left leg just when i elevate it. What could be wrong?

Leg pain tingling: If you mean elevating your leg, as in bending forward, or while seated, your leg is extended, sometimes more than 90 degrees, then this might be a lumbar nerve problem (compressive radiculopathy). If you mean something else by using word elevated, then it might be a circulatory issue, but that is not likely. ...Read more

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I am 28 and have had i dull sometimes sharp pain in my left arm that causes my arm not to work when i am having the pain what could it be?

Strain? Nerve pain? : You could have a muscle strain, or irritation to a nerve, perhaps originating in the neck. Need more information. In any case, if this persists, you will need to see a clinician. Because if it's not clearing on its own - you should be seeing improvement over 2-4 weeks - then you will need treatment. If getting worse, then seek help right away. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my right bicep into my hand for 21/2 weeks maybe longer. I also am experiencing some weakness. What could it be?

I have had pain in my right bicep into my hand for 21/2 weeks maybe longer. I also am experiencing some weakness. What could it be?

It could be: Muscle or nerve problem. Go see your primary care doctor for initial work up then a referral to a neurologist for a second opinion . Have your annual check up to include blood test , ekg urine test etc . Give us some feedback. Take care! ...Read more

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I have pain in my left side of my chest when breathing and it goes under my arm pit I have had it 3 weeks can you help please?

I have pain in my left side of my chest when breathing and it goes under my arm pit I have had it 3 weeks can you help please?

Motrin: It sound like you have a muscle strain. Motrin helps this. However, if you have a fever or difficulty breathing you should see your physician to make sure there is no other cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am expereincing soreness on my left side of neck, and arm all the way to my wrist. I have not done any excercise to cause this. ?

I am expereincing soreness on my left side of neck, and arm all the way to my wrist.  I have not done any excercise to cause this. ?

Pinched nerve: The most likely cause is something (a disk or bone spur) putting pressure on a nerve as it exits the spine. You do not have to "do" anything for this to happen. A remote possibility for left-sided arm pain is heart-pain and i would recommend you see your doctor about these symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

A condition characterized by a collection of fluid that causes swelling (edema) in ...Read more