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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?

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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I had a thin yellow fluid discharge from a soft swollen bump on my elbow, I do have ra. There is still some mushiness and swelling but not so much.

I had a thin yellow fluid discharge from a soft swollen bump on my elbow, I do have ra. There is still some mushiness and swelling but not so much.

Rheumatoid nodule: It is probably a rheumatoid nodule, which is a nodule that can occur in patients with ra. There are other possibilities as well including an olecrannon bursitis or a gouty tophus. Consider being seen. Thank you for the question. ...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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I had a picc line in upper right arm for 7 weeks. Since removal my arm, shoulder, and neck hurt. It's worse in the evening. What could cause this!

I had a picc line in upper right arm for 7 weeks. Since removal my arm, shoulder, and neck hurt. It's worse in the evening. What could cause this!

Venous thrombosis: I would be concerned about clotting in the venous system where the picc line was located. You should see your doctor and an ultrasound of the venous system would be the first imaging study to consider. ...Read more

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Can a picc line cause arm pain and lil headaches that come n go I had it on the eigth and it was taken out on the ninth. But I get shooting pains arms?

Can a picc line cause arm pain and lil headaches that come n go I had it on the eigth and it was taken out on the ninth. But I get shooting pains arms?

Should not: Normally there should not be any problems with the picc line when it's in or when it's taken out. Sometimes we do see problems such as infection, small skin nerve injuries, blood clots. Best to have it checked! ...Read more

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Can a picc line cause arm pain and lil headaches that come n go I had it on the eigth and it was taken out on the ninth. But I get shooting pains arms?

Can a picc line cause arm pain and lil headaches that come n go I had it on the eigth and it was taken out on the ninth. But I get shooting pains arms?

Risks: A "long line" can lead to blood clots and infections. Your physician needs to be made aware of any residual symptoms, so they can address, promptly. ...Read more

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Can a picc line cause arm pain and lil headaches that come n go I had it on the eigth and it was taken out on the ninth. But I get shooting pains arms?

Can a picc line cause arm pain and lil headaches that come n go I had it on the eigth and it was taken out on the ninth. But I get shooting pains arms?

Should not: Normally there should not be any problems with the picc line when it's in or when it's taken out. Sometimes we do see problems such as infection, small skin nerve injuries, blood clots. Best to have it checked! ...Read more

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Persistent painful swollen vein lower left arm?

Persistent painful swollen vein lower left arm?

Phlebitis Arm: It sounds as if you have developed superficial thrombophlebitis of a vein in your arm. You should see a doctor and get it evaluated, as you could develop bacterial phlebitis which can be serious. Non bacterial phlebitis can often be treated with warm compresses and anti-inflammatories, but you also need to make sure that the phelbitis doesn't extend and cause a deeper more serious clot, i.e. Dvt. ...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