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My Arm Is Swollen
I cut my arm saturday&i noticed this morning at 6 my arm was swollen around the area i cut . It's not painful but its still swollen. What should I do?
Watch for infection: Swelling after a cut is normal. But there is risk of infection. So you need to keep the cut area clean and put al bandaid or dressing on it so that it does not bump into anything. If the cut remains dry and does not ooze any fluid or puss, then it is healing ok. It takes 5-7 days for cuts to heal. During this time any fever, increasing redness or yellow discharge would indicate infection/need for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a cutting lapse saturday night, and i noticed this morning at 6am that my arm was swollen. 12 hours later and its still puffy, what should I do?
Skin damage: cutting: I am sorry to hear of your relapse. I would advise a good visit with your family doctor or a dermatologist to make sure this is not infected. And remember your tools to stay sane. Okay? ...Read more
I was shocked by my outlet 2 days ago & now my arm is swollen & i can't use it well. Should I use a sling instead of letting it hang until i see my dr?
Let it hang: There's no benefit to using a sling. See your doctor as soon as possible, this is not at all normal. ...Read more
I asked a question earlier today and as of yet has not received any kind of response. Why? About my arm being swollen
We : We answer questions as best we can when we have the time, and when we feel we have something helpful to offer. Sometimes, there is just not enough information to give a meaningful answer, and sometimes there is a whole story, but no question! i don't know what your original question is, but many of us only check the first page or two of questions, answer what we can, and continue on with our busy lives. I would suggest you repost your question, and if, in a day or two you find you're still not getting an answer, post it again. Make sure your question is clear, and give us as much information as you can to help us figure out the best way to answer you. It's not personal. How can it be personal if we don't know who any of you are? Repost, if you will... ...Read more
No such disease: I have never heard of the term "ostebena." resubmit your question. ...Read more
I have a titanium plate in my arm and it contains 7 screws. I fell on it and my arm is swollen where a screw is. Should I be concerned?
I woke up today and my arm was swollen and purple, didn't get hit or anything but I can now see 2 of my viens are sticking out now and there's a bump?
48-72 h: Make sure you go for the follow-up reading in 48-72 h. The indurated area will be measured and based on its size a further plan will be delineated. If you have been exposed to TB or came from an endemic area it's critical for you (and everybody else around you) to be treated if needed. ...Read more
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