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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...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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3rd day post tetanus injection in left arm. Arm swollen, red, and warm. Should CT follow up with dr. Or is this common after the 3rd day.

3rd day post tetanus injection in left arm. Arm swollen, red, and warm. Should CT follow up with dr. Or is this common after the 3rd day.

Possible infection: Tetanus vaccines tend to cause some swelling a pain more than other vaccines but warmth is a sign of possible infection and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Ct scan yesterday and arm is still swollen from iv. What should I do?

Ct scan yesterday and arm is still swollen from iv. What should I do?

IV: Call your doctor. It is normal to have a small hematoma from the IV line, but your arm shouldn't be swollen. ...Read more

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I have a CT scan with dye today bc I have a knot in my growning on my right side and the ER dr said it was a swollen gland and it is very pain ful?

I have a CT scan with dye today bc I have a knot in my growning on my right side and the ER dr said it was a swollen gland and it is very pain ful?

CT: Should be helpful in determining the cause of the swelling. It can see the soft tissues and bones. Sometimes hernias can cause the swelling you describe. The report of the CT should be available to your doctor in a couple of days. ...Read more

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I'm 39 & was in er 4 was ago- had Ct scan w/ contrast & many meds pushed through 3 IVs. 1 IV -left arm made vein swollen &a arm w/ several small hard n?

I'm 39 & was in er 4 was ago- had Ct scan w/ contrast & many meds pushed through 3 IVs. 1 IV -left arm made vein swollen &a arm w/ several small hard n?

Phlebitis?: By your description, that vein could either be clotted or infected, or both. Apply a warm soak to it a few times a day for now, but have your physician take a look at it to see if you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Egd/ct scan -radioactive contrast dye leaked into daughters arm instead of going to her vein, should I be concerned?

Egd/ct scan -radioactive contrast dye leaked into daughters arm instead of going to her vein, should I be concerned?

Radiology: Contrast can cause irritation. Cool compresses a few times a day for a few minutes will help. If stays red, looks infected, or forms a blister see your doctor or go to er. ...Read more

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Had cardiac CT scan w/ contrast vein blown arm swollen and painful. What should I do for it?

Had cardiac CT scan w/ contrast vein blown arm swollen and painful. What should I do for it?

Blown vein: I recommend seeing a physician to assess your arm and make sure you do not have complications from contrast injuring the tissues in you arm. Here is a link to read more on blown veins. Https://www. Google. Com/amp/s/www. Belmarrahealth. Com/blown-vein-causes-symptoms-treatment/amp/ ...Read more

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Would anything show on MRI that wouldn't show on xray or ct scan with no dye. Swollen painful luq for 4 months. On and below ribs. Clear ct and xray.

Would anything show on MRI that wouldn't show on xray or ct scan with no dye. Swollen painful luq for 4 months. On and below ribs. Clear ct and xray.

LUQ pain: There are many things that can cause left upper quadrant pain. If an x-ray and a CT scan have been negative, it is doubtful that the next test would be an MRI. It would be more likely that an endoscopy or some other way to visualize the upper digestive tract would be more appropriate. Talk to your doctor about the next step if your symptoms continue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Went in for a CT scan the nurse went through my vein and they injected 10mls of the dye in my arm, it went very red and hot, 1 week later arm is numb?

Nerve problem: Drugs intended for intravenous usage can be toxic to local tissues if they are direct contact with tissues other than blood vessel lining. Since the median nerve is very close to the usual veins utilized for IV injections, it is quite likely that chemical nerve injury has occurred. Other consequences may also be present. See your physician. ...Read more

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Salivary glands swollen for 2 years now. Ct done only shows that they are enlarged biopsy done on gland lip only shows inflamed gland dye test done?

Salivary glands swollen for 2 years now. Ct done only shows that they are enlarged biopsy done on gland lip only shows inflamed gland dye test done?

Lots of things: Unfortunately, your description is not detailed enough to be of true help to you, but there are a wide range of diseases that can appear in the salivary glands. These range from reactive (stones), inflammatory/immune (sjogren's/igg4 disease), to neoplastic (tumor). A thorough discussion with the doctor who ordered the biopsy should be quite useful. ...Read more

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How do I massage my swollen arm to reduce its swelling?

How do I massage my swollen arm to reduce its swelling?

Not so easy: If you have lymph edema of the arm you should see a specialist. If you have swelling of the arm for no particular reason you should see a specialist as well because you could have a deep vein thrombosis. ...Read more

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What medicine help with a swollen arm muscle?

What medicine help with a swollen arm muscle?

Swollen arm: Elevate arm, pain releaf, depending on cause of swelling, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be applied to a swollen arm after a tetanus shot?

What can be applied to a swollen arm after a tetanus shot?

Cold compress: Taking Ibuprofen 2 doses, 8 hours apart, would also help alleviating pain or discomfort associated. ...Read more

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How do you cure a swollen arm if diabetic?

How do you cure a swollen arm if diabetic?

Cause: You need to see your doctor. No way to know what the cause of your swollen arm is in the context of this forum. However, infection, bone fracture or other injury, etc. Are possibilities. You need medical attention. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swollen arm?

How can I get rid of swollen arm?

Cause.?: Is it just one arm, Local blood clot?, post mastectomy? Mass? Can cause unilateral side, low protein can be bilateral ...Read more

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How can I relieve swollen arm muscles?

How can I relieve swollen arm muscles?

Swollen arm muscles: First step in treatment is to discontinue the cause and rest for the arm. Cold compresses for the first few days will prevent more swelling. Therafter, warm compresses will induce reabsorption of tissue fluid that caused the swelling. ...Read more

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What does a swollen arm after getting a vaccination mean?

What does a swollen arm after getting a vaccination mean?

A Local Reaction: This is a local reaction, not an allergic reaction.It may be caused by the trauma of the shot or a reaction to the chemistry of the vaccine, irritating the tissue around the site. ...Read more

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Is it norman to have a red swollen arm after a meningitis shot?

Is it norman to have a red swollen arm after a meningitis shot?

Vaccination: Yes, one can have allergic reactions, infection, bleeds into tissues, and other inflammatory reactions to vaccines like "meningitis shots", but severe reactions are unusual. If this persists beyond 24-48 hours see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it better to use heating pad r an ice pack on a swollen arm?

Is it better to use heating pad r an ice pack on a swollen arm?

Good question: Western medicine says use ice/cold to decrease swelling and then warmth after a coupe days.
Eastern medicine does not like cold at all as it causes constriction and keeps toxins local where heat increases circulation and removal of toxins. Do what makes it feel better for you. If injured, take homeopathic arnica. It helps. If it is not an injury, please be seen. ...Read more

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Today I wacked my arm on my cupard and it hurts and thers still a bump what should I do sore arm swollen arm bump on arm?

Today I wacked my arm on my cupard and it hurts and thers still a bump what should I do sore arm swollen arm bump on arm?

"RICE": Rice stands for rest, ice, compression, elevation. For elevation to help it should be above the level of the heart. If the pain and swelling does not resolve quickly medical evaluation may be necessary. ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen arm?

What can cause a swollen arm?

Varies: A lot of potential causes- blood clot, infection, inflammation, infection, arthritis, Tendonitis, overuse to name a few; don't hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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What can you do for a swollen arm?

What can you do for a swollen arm?

Swollen arm: There are many entities that can cause a swollen arm but the most common are trauma, infection, and hypersensivity reactions. Since you did not specify the main reason for your swollen arm, you did your condition be diagnosed by a doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done for my swollen arm?

What can be done for my swollen arm?

More info needed: Unless you can directly related to a muscle pull or strain possibilities involve the muscles, nervous system, cardiovascular system and skeletal system to mention a few.
A cardiac condition, poor blood flow, inflamed nerves, muscles, lymphatics and lungs may be involved.
A thorough exam is needed. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen arm and red marks?

What could cause a swollen arm and red marks?

Infection allergy: The things you have to be concerned with include an infection, an allergic reaction, blood flow obstruction, a mass growing blocking blood flow, insect or animal bites releasing toxins. If its red and swollen then get it checked out fast. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Swollen arm under wrist, not hot, not red, for 3 weeks. Shooting stinging pain at times. Not going away?

Swollen arm under wrist, not hot, not red, for 3 weeks. Shooting stinging pain at times. Not going away?

See Rheumatologists: You need to discuss this with your physician and see rheumatologist. If it has persisted for three weeks it needs immediate evaluation. Don't hesitate. ...Read more

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Might sound stupid but my implant was ment to be removed over a month ago n since it experied ive been feeling really unwell n swollen arm with pain?

Might sound stupid but my implant was ment to be removed over a month ago n since it experied ive been feeling really unwell n swollen arm with pain?

Unwell?: When you mean implant you mean plate or other hardware? It is not a problem if it is left in longer but if you are symptomatic with it then I would be concerned. There might be an infection or an inflammatory response to it and would go to the doctor who preformed the surgery. ...Read more

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Swollen arm it's been swollen for 2.5 weeks I got stepped on playing rugby it hurts to touth it and some times to use it mabey 5 of 10 what di I do?

Swollen arm it's been swollen for 2.5 weeks I got stepped on playing rugby it hurts to touth it and some times to use it mabey 5 of 10 what di I do?

Xray: Did the skin get punctured? Could be infection, broken arm, torn ligament, hematoma (blood underskin) or dislocation.
Did an xray now and see your doc. That's too long for these symptoms. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes/reactive cells left elbow for 2 years. In remission from NHL for 9 years. CT scan/numerous tests clear. Left of body swollen. Why?

Swollen lymph nodes/reactive cells left elbow for 2 years. In remission from NHL for 9 years. CT scan/numerous tests clear. Left of body swollen. Why?

Follow with oncologi: You should follow with and ask your Oncologist why there is any swelling. Sometimes radiotherapy can leave you with Lymph-edema which appears many years after the treatment. Most important thing is to rule out any new complications like recurrence of your lymphoma or appearance of a new cancer for which you are at some risk. Regular follow up with your oncologist is a must, so he/she can figure ou ...Read more

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Can migraines be a side effect of CT IV contrast dye? Had contrast before w/o issue. Today got migraine 15-20 min post-contrast injection.

Can migraines be a side effect of CT IV contrast dye? Had contrast before w/o issue. Today got migraine 15-20 min post-contrast injection.

Possible: Depending on the dye used sometimes it's cumulatively in the system for a while, even though it depots into tissue. So do make sure you're hydrating well enough that it would dilute the effects of the contrast dye. Make sure you didn't possibly eat or do any of the triggers that are known to cause migraines too. You had a big procedure done, that can add stress and anxiety to it as well. ...Read more

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I am an IV drug user I recently resorted to muscling the injection (heroin) on the back of my upper arm now it's hot, swollen, tender, and red.?

Infected.: See a doctor ASAP for the infection. Also ask for help with your addiction. Without treatment your prognosis is poor. Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease. Fortunately there IS treatment and you can recover. ...Read more

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Had MRI today to look at pituitary gland he gave me a contrast material injection which is the dye andnow were injected my arm has gone green nd hurts?

Had MRI today to look at pituitary gland he gave me a contrast material injection which is the dye andnow were injected my arm has gone green nd hurts?

Could be: Hi. It could be a hematoma or bruise. Maybe the IV needle damaged the vein and fluid went into the surrounding soft tissue. You might want to go where they did the MRI and show them. What is your pituitary problem they're doing the scan for? ...Read more

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Last night had a tetanus shot on the arm. Now the arm has swollen n hurts a lot. It was a nurse who gave the injection not a doctor. Is this normal??

Last night had a tetanus shot on the arm. Now the arm has swollen n hurts a lot. It was a nurse who gave the injection not a doctor. Is this normal??

Yes: It is not unusual to have swelling and pain for 1-2 days after a tetanus shot. If you continue to have pain and swelling or if the area is red, have it checked. A nurse gives a better shot than a doctor :-). All the best and I hope it fells better. ...Read more

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Mmr booster my child arm is swollen and large red area is this normal where injection was given thanks?

Mmr booster my child arm is swollen and large red area is this normal where injection was given thanks?

Local reaction: Local reactions at the injection site with redness and swelling are the most common side effects. If it persists or worsens, despite local care (ice to area, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, etc) then seek medical attention for an evaluation. ...Read more