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Can breast infection cause swollen upper arm?

Can breast infection cause swollen upper arm?

Only if severe: Breast infections drain to the lymph nodes in the arm pit. These are the same lymph nodes for your arm so if these nodes are severly activated, they could cause swelling in the arm. Have it checked. ...Read more

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Swollen spot on upper arm with achy feeling throughout arm, is this from bug bite?

Swollen spot on upper arm with achy feeling throughout arm, is this from bug bite?

Cellulitis / allergy: Cellulitis is a skin condition characterized by redness, warmth and swelling often following an injury or bite. Treatment is with prescription oral antibiotics. Sometimes an exaggerated immune response to an insect bite can cause similar symptoms, but this will generally resolve with an oral antihistamine. ...Read more

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Why is my upper arm swollen and tender. It's been like this for a couple of months. It's tender to the touch and it hurts when I bend the arm.?

See a physician now: Swelling and pain in the upper arm lasting "a couple of months" is by no means a finding that should be observed without a defined diagnosis. This can be anything from a chronic musculotendinous injury to an infection or an abnormal growth or tumor. Diagnosis may require imaging studies such as xrays or mri. I would recommend immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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I cut my upper arm last night. I didn't think it was that deep, but this morning it is swollen and I can see what I think is fat? Do I need stitches?

I cut my upper arm last night. I didn't think it was that deep, but this morning it is swollen and I can see what I think is fat? Do I need stitches?

No: If you cut it last night and no stitches were placed, it is probably too late to put them in as it is infected by now. I recommend you be seen though as you may need to have it debrided and irrigated and antibiotic started. ...Read more

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My upper arm is swollen just below my shoulder but a few inches above my elbow for 1-2+ months. It hurts if I poke or lift my arm. What could it be?

My upper arm is swollen just below my shoulder but a few inches above my elbow for 1-2+ months. It hurts if I poke or lift my arm. What could it be?

Any swelling: Need to be evaluated. It may be soft tissue, it may be from the bone. At your age, we need to rule out bone tumor. This is not to scare you but bone tumor has bimodal presentation. See you doc, be examined and if need be have imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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My left upper arm is swollen and aching. Do I need to be concerned?

My left upper arm is swollen and aching. Do I need to be concerned?

It is: Something that should be investigated...you do noty give enugh information to comment on (starting with how old you are!)

Ask again or join Health tap Prime to clarify!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have upper arm pain for 2 days now and today a knot appeared on elbow, arm is swollen and very painful.

I have upper arm pain for 2 days now and today a knot appeared on elbow, arm is swollen and very painful.

Olecranon bursitis: My first consideration is olecranon bursitis I'm concerned that yours is due to an infectious reason and most commonly staph. You need to see your physician and get immediate care ...Read more

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I got bit by a spider 3 days ago on my upper arm, its swollen, painful, itchy and red. Feels like its on fire sometimes, what should I do?

I got bit by a spider 3 days ago on my upper arm, its swollen, painful, itchy and red. Feels like its on fire sometimes, what should I do?

Did u see the spider: Did you see the kind of spider that bit you? Black widows and brown recluse spiders can cause serious bite reactions. I don't know what the circumstances of the bite were. You've received some good self-care suggestions, but your description of "on fire" and being swollen and painful makes me suggest you let a physician look at it today. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son who is a adult with autism, I notice his left upper are seems to be swollen or larger than his right upper arm, and a small bump?

My son who is a adult with autism, I notice his left upper are seems to be swollen or larger than his right upper arm, and a small bump?

A Stitch In Time...: If he exhibits a lot of pain in that area or if he is reluctant to use that arm or if the skin feels warmer than the other arm or the swelling increases then have him examined by a doctor. Sounds like he bumped or otherwise injured that area or an infection is brewing so if you have any doubts about it, get him checked sooner than later. ...Read more

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My upper arm muscle or bicep is swollen and kind of hard. Does not hurt. Is it dangerous or something to worry about?

My upper arm muscle or bicep is swollen and kind of hard. Does not hurt. Is it dangerous or something to worry about?

Rupture muscle: Biceps tendon tears can be either partial or complete.
A complete tear of the long head at its attachment point in the glenoid. Partial tears. Many tears do not completely sever the tendon.
Complete tears. A complete tear will split the tendon into two pieces. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my upper left arm it's swollen hot to touch bothersome at times and where the lump is my upper arm feels like it's going numb?

I have a lump in my upper left arm it's swollen hot to touch bothersome at times and where the lump is my upper arm feels like it's going numb?

? abscess: Sounds like you have some infectious process going on, possible an infected cyst or abscess and or cellulitis. These types of conditions should require an evaluation by a dr. To get properly treated, especially since the area is getting numb as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Bug bite yesterday 2" wide disappear afterfew hours now local area upper arm red, minor swollen, some itch, v. Warm tendernp put on keflex cellulitis?

Bug bite yesterday 2" wide disappear afterfew hours now local area upper arm red, minor swollen, some itch, v. Warm tendernp put on keflex cellulitis?

Sounds like it: Sounds like cellulitis. Bacteria which cause cellulitis need a portal of entry into the skin, in yourcp case it was likely the bug bite. Keflex is an appropriate drug to treat this. If the redness and swelling don't decrease over the next day or two, consider calling the np again. ...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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Random sore spot on upper arm by shoulder. No discoloration or warmth but If touched, hurts. Looks normal, Little swollen. Very randomly appeared. Ideas?

Random sore spot on upper arm by shoulder. No discoloration or warmth but If touched, hurts. Looks normal, Little swollen. Very randomly appeared. Ideas?

Soreness: If there is no recent injury like a sprain to explain your symptoms, it's possible that the problem is tendonitis especially if shoulder motions produce pain. I recommend a trial of cold alternating with warm applications and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (with food). If symptoms persist or worsen see your physician or an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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My left upper arm has been slightly swollen for nearly two months. I saw a doctor when it started who gave me no cause. Now the right arm is swelling.

Follow up appt: Bilateral swollen arms is a symptom that needs to be investigated. There can be be a blockage in either the venous system or lymph system causing these symptoms. You will need some diagnostic testing, such as ultrasound, to make that determination. Insist on proper investigation. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph node on neck by Adam's apple for months, I guess another on upper arm and another I guess high back neck. All left side. Not sick?

I have swollen lymph node on neck by Adam's apple for months, I guess another on upper arm and another I guess high back neck. All left side. Not sick?

They're your friends: All teens and young adults have a few palpable nodes. Different folks have them in different places. If they're not preposterously large, not fixed to nearby structures, and not accompanied by fever / weight loss / night sweats, leave them alone. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my left upper arm and was told it's a cyst it's painful and swollen twice the size of my right upper arm pain going to my shoulder?

I have a lump under my left upper arm and was told it's a cyst it's painful and swollen twice the size of my right upper arm pain going to my shoulder?

See a doctor: You need to get this checked out. I would suggest you start with your primary care provider this week. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder, upper arm down into elbow, sometimes neck, nothing swollen, is this nerve?

Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder, upper arm down into elbow, sometimes neck, nothing swollen, is this nerve?

Nerves "shoot": The pattern described is commonly seen with irritation of cervical nerve root impingement, possibly C4 and C5 in this case. Brachial plexopathy can cause a similar pattern, but usually see numbness, weakness, tingling, or burning with this, often times the symptoms reported improve after the muscle spasm is treated. If not, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Doctor injected Depo-Provera further back more into the shoulder region rather then the middle the the upper arm muscle and was swollen for several days?

Depo injection: This can happen. The Depo-Provera will work as long as it is administered into a muscle, so upper arm vs deltoid vs buttocks are all acceptable locations for administration. ...Read more

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I'm swollen under my arm pit?

Swollen Lymph Nodes: Hi

this common experience is when the lymph nodes are reacting to an injury or infection. They usually also become tender and may itch. A rash may develop.

If this persists you may need to be seen. ...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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How can I sleep if my arm is swollen?

How can I sleep if my arm is swollen?

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

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Right under arm has a knot in it, swollen pain to the touch?

Family history?: Do you have any personal or family history of breast cancer or lymphoma? These would be worst-case scenarios for a lump under the arm. If you had any sort of injury with infection in the arm this could also explain a tender lymph node. Overall if it persists you probably need an ultrasound to see if the node looks abnormal. ...Read more