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Part of my arm is swollen and hurts on the inside, d dimer level 0.55 and sometimes I feel twitches in my chest. Could it be a blood clot traveling?

Part of my arm is swollen and hurts on the inside, d dimer level 0.55 and sometimes I feel twitches in my chest. Could it be a blood clot traveling?

Possible: Do you have a history of DVT? With an elevated D dimer and a swollen extremity I would get yourself evaluated as soon as you can. Consider going in to the ER for evaluation tonight. Good luck and I hope you're feeling better soon. ...Read more

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My arm is extremely sore after blood drawn and a bit swollen. Should I worry?

My arm is extremely sore after blood drawn and a bit swollen. Should I worry?

Thromboplebitis.: This is most likely due to irritation of veins. Suggest using extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) 1-2 tabs every day for 2 to 3 days. This kind of irritation gets better in 2-3 days. See you M.D. If your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Blood clot cause swollen right arm?

Absolutely!: This is common with central lines, pacemakers, or indwelling catheters, like quinton dialysis catheters. It causes obstruction of the main veins of the arm (axillary, basillic, or subclavian) and can cause arm swelling. This is similar to a DVT in the leg. ...Read more

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Blew a vein 3 weeks ago while getting blood, it healed today I woke up and it's swollen and my arm hurts to move it. Is this normal?

Blew a vein 3 weeks ago while getting blood, it healed today I woke up and it's swollen and my arm hurts to move it. Is this normal?

Hematoma: Well, it leaked again. An elastic sleeve, carefully applied elastic bandage and some ice 20" as needed. Check your blood for bleeding tendencies. I do not believe this is unusual. Speak to someone at the blood bank, ...Read more

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I just found out I have a blood clot in my arm and started a thinner last night in the mean time my are is very swollen what can I do about that?

I just found out I have a blood clot in my arm and started a thinner last night in the mean time my are is very swollen what can I do about that?

Elevate it: Above the level of your heart by either propping it on something or intermittently let it hang from something (not tight) that is up over your head to help reduce the swelling. Contact the doc who diagnosed the clot and prescribed with what is happening; and if there is much pain at all, or feeling of heat in the skin, discoloration or loss of feeling in your hand, get seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Swollen left arm and aching pain possibly since having blood test few months ago?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. The symptoms are not likely to be due to the blood test a few months ago.
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I had a blood test done 2weeks ago.2 days after I have/still have pain when stretch arm. Don't have good vains. Took 2 trys only bit swollen/sore?

I had a blood test done 2weeks ago.2 days after I have/still have pain when stretch arm. Don't have good vains. Took 2 trys only bit swollen/sore?

Traumatic phlebitis: It is not uncommon for the vein to be inflamed after being punctured for a blood draw. It can take 3-4 weeks to resolve. If the area gets warmer or redder or more painful or you get a fever, it may have become infected and you need to see a doctor. In the meantime, anti-inflammatory creams like Voltaren (diclofenac) gel might help it improve faster. ...Read more

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I have been waking up lately with my thumb and first two fingers swollen with blood, when I extend and raise my arm the swelling is relieved.

I have been waking up lately with my thumb and first two fingers swollen with blood, when I extend and raise my arm the swelling is relieved.

Circulation.: I am assuming you mean swelling from excess blood flow and not actual blood.
Could be a DVT in the arm. It would be important to have an exam done and maybe some testing.
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I got a tatto on my left arm it got real swollen & to stop the bleeding I put a paper towel wit a rubber band on for a few hour can I get blood clot?

I got a tatto on my left arm it got real swollen & to stop the bleeding I put a paper towel wit a rubber band on for a few hour can I get blood clot?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that you will get a blood clot simply from a rubber band. If for some reason you start to see significant swell of the whole arm the you would want to be seen and have a blood clot ruled out. Make sure you clean the site with anti microbial soap and water. A snug gauze dressing is fine til the skin heals. ...Read more

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Pain in left hand, arm past the elbow, swollen blood veins, what to do?

Pain in left hand, arm past the elbow, swollen blood veins, what to do?

If it is symmetrical: It is just U. Especially if thin & somewhat muscular. No worries. If only 1 side, have it evaled. ...Read more

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I fell down my stairs last night, and my upper arm, this morning it hurts, and A bit swollen. No bruising or redness. How can tell if it's a blood clot?

I fell down my stairs last night, and my upper arm, this morning it hurts, and A bit swollen. No bruising or redness. How can tell if it's a blood clot?

Blood clots after: Trauma as you describe are quite rare and would not be the first thing I would think of. If you have pain and there is swelling - especially at rest it may need to be looked at today for an xray. ...Read more

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I have a blood clot in my left jugular vein I am currently on coumadin (warfarin). Can I get another clot? My right arm is swollen slightly.

Warfarin: The purpose of the Coumadin (warfarin) is to allow the clot to reverb and prevent a new one. The arm swelling suggests there may be more than just jugular obstruction. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Donated blood yesterday arm still sore headache all day pins and needles in arm swollen abit hurts to bend Two little purple dots beside needle entry?

Donated blood yesterday arm still sore headache all day pins and needles in arm swollen abit hurts to bend Two little purple dots beside needle entry?

Blood donation: Congrats on donating blood. It is a wonderful gift of life. Not unusual to have pain in arm where blood was donated. Headache/light headedness may be secondary to blood loss. Symptoms should start to dissipate in 24-72 hours. ...Read more

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I have swollen nodes on backs on thighs, inner thighs, groin, stomach, under arms. Some are painful, some not, for 6 months. Blood tests came back normal.?

I have swollen nodes on backs on thighs, inner thighs, groin, stomach, under arms. Some are painful, some not, for 6 months. Blood tests came back normal.?

Further eval: F/u with your md and see if there is other explanation. There are many things that can cause lymph gland enlargement- like infection, autoimmune disease, malignancy etc. Since I don't know what blood tests you have I can't make any comment about that. Also, depending on the size of lymph glands and your history etc- you md should decide whether you need a ct scan or biopsy of ln or other test. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in arm pits, possibly new one in chest. Blood tests reveal high wbc, all other normal. Dr suggests lymphodectomy? Why?

Swollen lymph nodes in arm pits, possibly new one in chest. Blood tests reveal high wbc, all other normal. Dr suggests lymphodectomy? Why?

To rule out lymphoma: Hopefully your tests will only show reactive lymph nodes (normal and fighting infection) but if lymphoma or hodgkin's disease is present, they're highly treatable and best to get started as soon as possible. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Went to ER for chest/arm pain. D dimer was 0.55 but why didn't they scan my swollen arm for a blood clot all they did was a chest CT?

Went to ER for chest/arm pain. D dimer was 0.55 but why didn't they scan my swollen arm for a blood clot all they did was a chest CT?

Arm DVT: If there is swelling of the arm, a Duplex vein scan should be done. D-Dimer is borderline positive. I would request a scan to be done. ...Read more

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Left arm ache/pain for 2 years, wake up with swollen fingers, headaches alot, extreme fatigue, occasional chest pain, ecg&all blood work normal?

Stress?: You are young; you report chronic symptoms of multiple types and tests have been normal. Stress a common answer. Chronic stress illness tends neither to resolve over short time span nor evolve into something you can see. So, long duration with multiple symptoms and no evolution to objectivity commonly means stress biology. Swollen fingers might be a clue to something else. Pictures>>MD ...Read more