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Doctor insights on: Right Arm Swelling Symptoms

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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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Is it possible to have left leg swelling and numbness along with left arm swelling and numbness. Vascular?

Is it possible to have left leg swelling and numbness along with left arm swelling and numbness. Vascular?

Leg and arm numbness: yes. Numbness typically implies nerve irritation. Leg and arm numbness both could be vascular issue from bleeding in the brain. Would recommend to see a neurologist or local PCP in your area. ...Read more

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Left breast pain, itchiness and pain down left arm. What are these symptoms of?

Left breast pain, itchiness and pain down left arm. What are these symptoms of?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Right knee pain, swelling & tightness with pain radiating to instep. Symptoms suddenly began for no apparent reason.

Right knee pain, swelling & tightness with pain radiating to instep.  Symptoms suddenly began for no apparent reason.

Infection or?: This could be atraumatic swelling in conjunction with an infection, ex. gonorrhea, lyme disease, or a more discreet injury to knee cartilage that you are unaware of. See MD for further help with this via tests. ...Read more

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Numbness in left arm itcy and swollen?

Numbness in left arm itcy and swollen?

Need checking: Swollen arm = needs to be checked by your md. This could be an allergic reaction or cellulitis/infection and sometimes a blood clot. ...Read more

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Left leg aching left arm aching. Hurting under side of left arm by left chest. What should I do? No history of heart problems.

Left leg aching left arm aching.  Hurting under  side of left arm by left chest.   What should I do?  No history of heart problems.

Atypical chest pain: the diagnosis of chest pain is a tricky thing..while your symptoms are atypical (for heart related chest pain), women often can have aytypical symptoms and indeed have significant heart disease..if these are new symptoms or worsening over a short period of time you should seek emergency attention ...Read more

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Intermittent mild localized left bicep pain. Dizziness. No swelling/warmth. Blood clot or nerve? I also have left peck and shoulder/blade pain.

Intermittent mild localized left bicep pain. Dizziness. No swelling/warmth. Blood clot or nerve? I also have left peck and shoulder/blade pain.

? Cervical Radiculop: Athy. One can see dizziness and radiating pain into the upper shoulder, biceps or radial side of the forearm. The pectoralis muscle receives innervation for most all cervical nerve roots and by your description the most likely level would be c5-6. You should see your doctor for a full exam. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Neck pain: The symptoms that you describe may be related to a disc herniation in the cervical spine. Alternatively, a soft tissue infection of the neck or a tooth abscess can mimic a herniated disc in the neck. See your medical doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Have left arm pain and numbness?

Have left arm pain and numbness?

See below: This may be coming coming from a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a full workup ...Read more

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From right shoulder, down arm having aching, numbness.Tingling, hand numb, tingling and swelling female age 47

From right shoulder, down arm having aching, numbness.Tingling, hand numb, tingling and swelling female age 47

Numbness : Numbness and tingling of the extremities are typically seen in peripheral neuropathies. Swelling is a typical symptoms of inflammation. Any history of trauma or rheumatic disease? For a better orientation you need to provide more details! i think the best option at this point is to go talk to your pcp or your family physician. ...Read more

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What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

Rule out heart first: Number one cause in seriousness is heart disease / attack. If you haven't checked this out, do so right away. Other causes include pinched nerve in neck, shoulder injury, overuse syndrome of left arm, thoracic outlet syndrome, blockage of axillary artery. ...Read more

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Inside upper arm pain and swelling right arm no injury for 2 weeks. From armpit to elbow. ?

Inside upper arm pain and swelling right arm no injury for 2 weeks.    From armpit to elbow.  ?

Get seen: Pain and swelling from armpit to elbow could be infection, injury, or more serious. Have this checked by you doctor. ...Read more

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Left arm pain, right hand numbness/tingly (morning). Left side neck sore when turning to left side. Right side temporal headache. Cbc was normal ?

Left arm pain, right hand numbness/tingly (morning). Left side neck sore when turning to left side. Right side temporal headache. Cbc was normal ?

Neck pain: Left neck/arm pain suggest a cervical disc or arthritis but at your age would need a prior history of neck injury. If not, check for systemic arthritis with RA,C-reative Protein and sed rate. The hand problem could be a carpal tunnel problem or alar entrapment. You symptoms should not be ignored. Check with a real doc. ...Read more

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Burning sensationon left side of right ankle, no swelling?

Burning sensationon left side of right ankle, no swelling?

Ankle problem: Hard to say the cause. You might have a pinched or irritated nerve or tendon running along the inner side of your ankle. If this burn sensation persist, see your doctor or a foot and ankle specialist - podiatrist or orthopedic. Treatment will depend on the cause identified. ...Read more

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Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Need exam: Your symptoms suggest cubital tunnel syndrome ( ulnar nerve entrapment @ elbow) but a thorough history and physical exam is required to confirm. Supraspinatus( rotator cuff) injuries can occasionally present as you describe but this would be unusual. Most RC strains or tears cause pain w/ overhead activities, difficulty sleeping on the affected shoulder and/ or weakness... Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Sharp pulsating pain in left side chest accompanied by the same pain radiating down left inner arm to left hand pinky.

Nerve pain: An impingement of a nerve somewhere in the thorax appears to be the likely cause of your discomfort. I feel that a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this symptom if it persists. ...Read more

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Left chest burning pain with fatique and pain down below left arm ?

Dr. attention ASAP: You need to seek medical attention asap. Your symptoms as described may be heart related and that is the most important thing to rule out. The computer is certainly not the arena for asking about chest pain, as it could be too long before you get a response. Seek medical attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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21male right neck muscle pain right hand finger tingling right feet finger tingling pain in knee and hip right side sore throat is it MS or ALS?plzz

21male right neck muscle pain right hand finger tingling right feet finger tingling pain in knee and hip right side sore throat is it MS or ALS?plzz

Unclear: The constellation of symptoms is non-specific. furthermore, knee pain and sore throat are not considered typical presentations of either MS or ALS. If the symptoms do not resolve in the near future, you should consider seeing a neurologist for further advise/consultation. ...Read more

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Swelling under the right arm no pain?

Swelling under the right arm no pain?

See a doctor: Examination will help understand if the 'swelling' is from a mass of from fluids. Without more details of when this started and how it changes with time etc., as well as details of history and family information , my answer is limited. ...Read more

Arm Swelling (Definition)

Swelling of the arm could be due to allergy, infection, poor circulation or lymphadema where the lymphatic drainage is blocked. If you have swelling you ...Read more