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Swollen Left Arm
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?
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
Had some pulled muscle type pain in left side of chest, pain in left arm and swollen left hand. Arm is still uncomfortable. Should i see a doctor?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local infection: Sounds like symptoms of local infection involving your left arm. Use a mirror to carefully exam arm. May need antibiotics. ...Read more
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
I have a large indentation on my left breast when I raise my arms above my head. I also am swollen under my left arm, leg, feet and ankle. ?
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