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Doctor insights on: Swollen Arm Persistent Drainage Of Lymphatic Fluid Caused By Picc Line

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Dr. Aaron Shiloh
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Picc Line (Definition)

A picc line is a peripherally inserted central catheter. It is a long IV that is typically placed in a large vein in the upper arm. The tip of the catheter usually ends in the junction between a large vein (superior vena cava) and the upper chamber of the heart on the right side (right atrium). Picc lines are necessary for administering certain medications and ...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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What can cause a swollen arm?

What can cause  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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I had a picc line in my rt arm that clotted and was removed in Feb but my arm continues to hurt and has stayed swollen and lost strenght?

I had a picc line in my rt arm that clotted and was removed in Feb but my arm continues to hurt and has stayed swollen and lost strenght?

Swelling, pain and: weakness in the arm after PICC line 3 months ago are probably unrelated. However, it needs a thorough examination at your primary doctor's office. An ultrasound of your arm veins may be ordered. Best wishes. ...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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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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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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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

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


Lymphatic (Definition)

Arteries and veins carry blood around the body. Fluid leaks out and bathes the tissues and is returned to the heart by a system of vessels termed the lymphatic system. Without it fluid would accumulate in tissues ...Read more