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My Arm Is Swollen And Has Hard Knot After Having Blood Taken
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?
My dad has a growth on his arm. It looks like a bubble. He tried to pop it but nothing but a little blood came out and it got swollen.
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
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
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
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?
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
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 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.
I had a big tattoo done yesterday on most of my arm its swollen and my arm aches today what pain relief can I take that doesn't thin the blood?
Had blood drawn it was done a bit rough, have bruise/no pain where it was done but under my arm pit is a bit sore and slightly swollen. Related?
Could be ceratianly if this wasn't there before
get it checked out could be blood tracking ...Read more
Have pain and some swelling in forearm after blood transfusion last week -not where IV was Feels like vein in underpart of arm is swollen this normal?
Blood drawn yesterday. I woke up this morning with my arm swollen/sore about 2 inches above where blood was drawn. No bruising. Is this normal?
Not normal but: One of the possible complications of venipuncture. ...Read more
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
Do I have circulation problems? I woke Up with a swollen hand & indents on my arm. Could laying on my hand overnight have caused that? Blood clot?
If it is symmetrical: It is just U. Especially if thin & somewhat muscular. No worries. If only 1 side, have it evaled. ...Read more
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
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
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?
My mom woke up with a swollen arm and fingers. She also has history of heart prolems and is on blood thinners. Her leg usually get swollen from retai?
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
Yes: Vascular problems can lead to swollen limbs and should always be evaluated by your doc. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes in arm pits, possibly new one in chest. Blood tests reveal high wbc, all other normal. Dr suggests lymphodectomy? Why?
Swollen and lots of pain in lymph nodes is right and left arm above elbows. All blood work from oncologist and ct scan came back normal what next?
I have a swollen thumb and twinges all the way through my hand wrist and arm and I haven't hurt it! I think I may have damaged the blood vessel?
I have a swollen thumb and twinges all the way through my hand wrist and arm and I have hurt it! I think I may have damaged the blood vessel as well?
See a doctor: You need X ray and a physician evaluation please go and see a doctor ...Read more
1 yr ago swollen lymph nodes on groin, arm pit, rib cage. Blood work normal. All went away except node on rib cage, two inches from breast. Abnormal?
Quite possibly: Please return to your family physician and/or internist. Your symptoms are worrying and need further investigation. ...Read more
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
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
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