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Why is arm with dialysis port swelling?

Why is arm with dialysis port swelling?

See your doctor: There are many reasons for this to happen. You really need to have your doctor check this out right away. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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I am in peritoneal dialysis and my legs have started swelling, why?

I am in peritoneal dialysis and my legs have started swelling, why?

Much liquid intake: Your intake of liquid exceeds your dialysis removal amount. You need to drink less or remove more liquid or both. Also, low salt diet makes your life easier since you don't get thirsty much a matter that makes you exceed your limits of intake. ...Read more

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Can you die from arm swelling?

Can you die from arm swelling?

arm swelling: I can't see how atraumati arm swelling is very unusual subclavan vein thrombosis see a doctor if you have atraumatic arm swelling. ...Read more

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Swelling under my right arm pit?

Swelling under my right arm pit?

Possible lymphnode: We need details like how long it is there, painful or not, skincovering is free or attached to the underlying lump, any blackhead like area -likely a skin cyst - sebacious cyst, to r/o cancer sitting in lymphnodes- irrespective female/male breast cancers(commonest) and distant cancers like lung, thyroid, blood related cancers like lymphoma, leukemia, acute infections like breast abscess, chronic inf. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is arm swelling?

What sort of problem is arm swelling?

Arm swelling: Arm swelling is a relatively uncommon problem. The most common and usually obvious causes are related to trauma--falls, contusions, etc. Other rare but serious causes include a blood clot in the axillary vein (often in people who use crutches or lift heavy weights), or a rare late complication of an injury where the nerves are functioning wrong (reflex sympathetic dystrophy). ...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

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Swelling on partners arm. Getting bigger?

Swelling on partners arm. Getting bigger?

The first thing: one thinks about when there localized (just in one spot) swelling is some type of local inflammatory reaction due to a local infection from an infected cut, scrape, insect bite? Swelling could also result for injury/trauma to the area. Rarely would a blood vessel/clot problem be the cause. Especially concerning if associated redness and heat. Probably should see Doc for eval. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arm swelling?

Not to be flippant..: Really all one could say is swelling (medically known as edema) of the arm, from shoulder to wrist. Any more information forthcoming from a doctor, would be due to a more informative question. ...Read more

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Child woke up with bites on arm and arm swelling slightly, . Is this a spider?

Child woke up with bites on arm and arm swelling slightly, . Is this a spider?

Agree: Also consider bedbugs. These are an increasingly common problem. They tend to bite in a line ( commonly referred to as breakfast, lunch, dinner), and there will be new ones in the morning. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right arm pit area and there is also slight swelling so what could it be?

Need to be checked: Painfull swelling is often caused by an infectious process. In your arm pit/ axilla it could be a benign (non cancerous) lesion like lymphnodes, cysts of the skin, fatty tumors and developing abscess from an infection. It also could be a cancerous lesion. If this is not resolving within a few days you must have your doctor check this out. ...Read more

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Do I need to report arm swelling as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?

Do I need to report arm swelling as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?

Symptom: Arm swelling is a symptom of some underlying condition rather than a diagnosis or health condition. To understand one must define the cause and then the appropriate treatment will be come apparent. ...Read more

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I broke my arm none weeks ago. I am still having swelling, pain and numbness. How much longer before healed?

I broke my arm none weeks ago. I am still having swelling, pain and numbness. How much longer before healed?

Fracture healing: The answer depends on what kind of fracture, whether you had an operation to repair it, and what kind of a cast you are in. Pain and numbness in the arm at 9 weeks does suggest a problem that should be evaluated by your orthopedist. ...Read more

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If I raise my arm straight up, then lower it it would pop. There is no pain,swelling or discoloration. What is it?

If I raise my arm straight up, then lower it it would pop. There is no pain,swelling or discoloration.  What is it?

Arm pop: Popping with movements of our joints Is. Normal .typically the movement creates a small cavity which fills with gas that becomes released with motion and hence producing the pop sound and or sensation.. This is usually only of concern if it is associated with pain,swelling, discoloration,or stiffness. ...Read more

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I have had swelling in left arm for 2 years. Sometimes more or less depending on what I am doing and the temperature. Last few months have swelling ?

I have had swelling in left arm for 2 years.  Sometimes more or less depending on what I am doing and the temperature. Last few months have swelling  ?

Many possibilities: First of all, is there is any history of trauma to the limb? If so condition such as Complex regional pain syndrome should be considered. Other things that can cause swelling of a limb include a deep venous thrombus, lymphedema, Congestive heart failure although this last one would cause swelling in legs. Best advice is to have a doc get a good history and exam to determine what is the problem. ...Read more

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My arm pit is sensitive and swelling. Can I still shave?

My arm pit is sensitive and swelling. Can I still shave?

Be seen: It sounds like you have a gland infection under the arm. Be seen for a diagnosis and treatment. As to shaving under it, that can aggravate the problem until it is cleared. ...Read more

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