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I took a CPR class today & we were doing chest compressions all day. Now my left hand is swollen & my left arm is starting to hurt. Is this okay?

I took a CPR class today & we were doing chest compressions all day. Now my left hand is swollen & my left arm is starting to hurt. Is this okay?

Trauma: It sounds like you may have strained one of your muscles or ligaments. If this is the case, resting the area should help. CPR, if done properly, should not cause the administrator any pain. ...Read more

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Calcification on left breast. Need a needle core biopsy. Feel swollen under left arm but don't feel a lump. Would my mammos detect underarm too?

Calcification on left breast.  Need a needle core biopsy.  Feel swollen under left arm but don't feel a lump.  Would my mammos detect underarm too?

Breast is priority: Your priority and that of the mammogram is to detect early breast lesions so that a needle biopsy dx can be rendered. The underarm swelling may be due to enlarged lymph nodes for which no x-ray is needed (you already know that they are enlarged). If the breast bx is malignant, the following step will be surgery that may include sampling of the lymph nodes (like sentinel node) . ...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

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My subclavian lymph node is swollen and my left arm. Swollen area is not tender.

My subclavian lymph node is swollen and my left arm.  Swollen area is not tender.

Local infection: Sounds like symptoms of local infection involving your left arm. Use a mirror to carefully exam arm. May need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Some thoughts: A swollen painful lump in axilla (armpit) accompanied by pain on same side when lifting your arm is likely caused by an infection or inflammation of the sweat glands associated with hair follicles in axillary hair (hidradenitis suppurativa) or perhaps an irritation from deodorant. See Dr soon if you develop a fever or if the involved area doesn't improve or gets worse See: bit.ly/1yTavVt ...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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What should I do? I have painful, swollen and stiffness in my left arm?

See a doctor soon: This could be one of a few things. One could be a compartment syndrome and it is an emergency and needs to be treated soon. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Under my left arm is swollen, will this have to do with my heart condition?

Under my left arm is swollen, will this have to do with my heart condition?

?heart: What you describe is unusual for any cardiac problem but not impossible. Without knowing what your 'heart condition' is and examination of the swelling, can't speculate more. Just as likely to have a boil or other swelling without more information. ...Read more

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My left arm and leg are swollen from sunburn and it hurts to move them, what should I do?

My left arm and leg are swollen from sunburn and it hurts to move them, what should I do?

SWELLING AND SUNBURN: YOU HAVE A FIRE! HOW DO YOU PUT OUT A FIRE? WITH WATER . . . SIT IN A TUB OF LUKEWARM WATER (NOT HOT OR COLD) FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES EVER 3 OR 4 HOURS. LET YOUR PCP KNOW ABOUT IT SOONEST . . . ...Read more

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My left arm is hurting it feels like my vein s gonna explose. It started 6 hours ago. No swollen?

My left arm is hurting it feels like my vein s gonna explose. It started 6 hours ago. No swollen?

Needs examination: Arm pain is difficult without an examination. There are a variety of causes - e.g. neck or shoulder problem or referred pain from the chest. Best to see a doctor. See a doctor urgently if the arm is weak or you have chest pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Over an inch in size. Whole left arm aches. What could a swollen node in the crease of the elbow mean?

Over an inch in size. Whole left arm aches. What could a swollen node in the crease of the elbow mean?

Varies: If it is a lymph node, they act as a filter system for the body and are usually associated with an infectious process, but can also be enlarged in inflammatory conditions and even some cancers. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more