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What Are The Causes Of Unilateral Upper Limb Edema
Cause of unilateral edema from possible rotator cuff tear.; edema to neck, arm to hand and LLE 2+pitting. CRP always elevated, + ANA normalforedema?
Clot considered: Even though blood clots in the arm are not very common, swelling of the arm, especially from the upper arm to the hand raises the suspicion for a blood clot. Lymphedema is possible as well. Rotator cuff problems typically do not cause widespread swelling. The edema is not often visible to the naked eye and remains around the tendon. It's time to see a doc very soon, preferably in the next 24 hours ...Read more
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Vasodilation: This is a very common concern with blood pressure medications. Certain medications dilate your blood vessels which make it difficult to circulate blood through your lower extremities against gravity. If you want to send me your medication list I can review it and inform you of any potential concerns. ...Read more
Why does your arm or leg "go to sleep"? I'm curious - what causes a persons limb to go to sleep. I imagine it has something to do with a persons circulation, but I've never been given the exact answer.
Pressure on a nerve or pressure on a blood vessel will make a limb "fall asleep"
a nerve has blood vessels on it and the acute pressure affects the circulation to the nerve. The nerve cells also are sensative to pressure as deforming the cell membrane interferes with the cellular chemical reactions that transmit the nerves electrical signals.
The article I reference below gives a nice more detailed answer as well. ...Read more
I occasionally have numbness with mild burning sensation on the right side of the head, right upper limb and right lower limb, what can be the cause?
Time to see doctor: Heart failure does lead to edema in the legs. A person with difficulty breathing needs to see his doctor right away, or be seen in the E.R. Right away. Other problems can be occurring at the same time that there is heart failure, such as fluid in the lungs, pneumonia, heart attack, etc.... ...Read more
I have cyanosis in both hands mainly occur in dependent position releived by lifting them and there is pain in left upper limb only. No swelling??
See doctor: For this issue. See your doctor. You need a evaluation and a good history. So see your doctor ...Read more
Can cogentin (benztropine) cause a limb to be totally numb. I recently started taking it for tremors. My arm was unable to move by itself temporarily.
Unlikely: No oral medication should cause a single limb to become numb and immobile. Those are more strokelike symptoms. I recommend having it looked at sooner rather than later. ...Read more
What can cause a severe, itchy, spreading rash? Its on all limbs, chest, neck and upper back. Started on arm. Have other things w/ chest & stomach to.
Allergies vs. Inf: Allergic rash is one reason. Also, infection, usually viral may present this way. Pityriasis rosea, an interesting disease, that is common in your age group may present this way. There is a mother or herald patch, which is the first lesion to appear and then other similar, usually salmon colored lesion start spreading. There is some scaling associated with the lesions. Benign. ...Read more
Would ALS cause increased muscle tone in the affected limb before atrophy begins? One arm is sore and that arm looks slightly bigger. Could this be ALS?
ALS also known as Lou Gehrig disease is a serious neurological problem. I suggest you read up on it as there are multipe sites on the Internet for lay people and see if you exhibit any if the symptoms.
Good luck ...Read more
How much time for incurable breast cancer that has spread to the bones, the spine and lymph nodes which have caused edema in the arm?
Possibly long time:
One of the sites of metastatic breast cancer that responds to newer chemo drugs is osseous involvement. All depend of course on hormone status of the tumor and whether it is triple negative or responds to herceptin/taxol.
I now believe that what is in the nodes such as axilla stay in axilla and if not removed may cause the swelling of the arm. Age here is also a factor. ...Read more
Aftr brain edema due to japanese enc. Thr is gud imprvmnt. Bt nw she is hvng limb weakness & lose of sensation during toilet? Will it cure over time?
Maybe (not). . .: Even after examining a patient in person, it is often very difficult to predict what will happen in the future. Now you're asking us to predict how this person will do w/o ever examining her. It can't be done other than to say we hope that she will improve. However, if you feel that she is getting worse, then it's best that she be evaluated by her physician, specifically the one treating infection. ...Read more
I noticed my left lower limb is swollen. After a few days other leg got swollen. Doppler study shows that bilateral subcutaneous leg edema noted. Why?
Could: Be many reasons, kidney function needs checking, salt intake should be limited, venous status needs addressing and cardiac functions. See a doctor to review your medical status ...Read more
My father is suffering frm central cord edema, not able to move lower limbs since it hapned 6 days ago. MRI shows'D6 to D8 hyperintesity. Recovery wen?
If by D6-D8 you: Meant T6-T8 then it would be a long recovery course indeed. Central cord edema may improve quickly with steroids and such medical treatment, but as it has to do with spinal nerve roots, it will be a long arduous process. He may get intermittent improvement in his muscle strength, but they may only be intermittent, or episodic. Hopefully the physical therapy will start soon if he hasn't already. ...Read more
Not sure but: In general in case the heart, liver and kidney functions are normal and the toes are not involved in the edema I would look to make sure the deep leg veins are normal or not. No idea when was the c-section and the time frame between the surgery and edema of the limb. So, have a d-dimer test (blood) and a leg vein ultrasound to r/o and possibility of a DVT (clot). Rare but does occur... ...Read more
Jst aftr brain edema due to japanese enc frnd is hvng trbl in speech, swallowing & weak left limb, rest is normal, hw long will it take to cure fully?
SEE NEUROLOGIST: You are asking too much of this forum. I feel bad for you, and wish you all the best in your recovery, but you cannot do it remotely via the internet. It is serious. Best of luck. ...Read more
Brain edema due to japanese encephalitis, nw she's conscious bt hvng difficulty in swallowing nd hr left limbs r little weak, suggest some exercises.
Consult neuro: There is no sense guessing without a lot more information. Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more
I am 22 week in pregnancy, I have edema in both lower limb (below knee) after almost 2 hrs standing or walking, I've no dm or hypertenstion, what I do?
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Chf diabetic hyponatraemia obesity geriatric with back and both lower limb weakness vitals r normalsevere generalized lower limb edema non pitting?
Git pain. Chronic constipation. Strong heart beats and irregular. Hypotension. Asthema at nights sleeping time. Tongue upper and lower limb edema?
See your doctor.: That is an unusual combination of symptoms, which would not be able to be diagnosed by a short description from a text message. If you continue to have problems, I would see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
What are some possible causes of bilateral upper extremity fatigue / weakness in a 45 yr old healthy female? This weakness has been present 1 week.
Polymyalgia: Polymylagia rheumatica is a relatively common disorder that can cause bilateral upper extremity weakness (difficulty combing your hair) and shoulder aching. Sounds like you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Dad had upper extremity DVT feb'12 no known cause found. Has high bp&cholesterol &on meds. Now same arm has a protruding vein, no pain. What is it?
If the other arm is unaffected it would be better to use.
The question is why edema on your arm, since this is not very common. This could be lymph edema like we see in patients who had their lymph nodes removed after mastectomy, but maybe does not fit your age group.
Please see a doctor if you do not know the cause.
Thank you. ...Read more
Hard to say: Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine and is not usually used to describe any other part of the body. So to say scoliosis of the upper limbs is not a common way to describe any deformity of the arms. All that being said, it may have been someone's attempt to describe a curvature of the arms, or you may not have understood what was said. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
ABC or BOC: Abc and boc are certifying boards for individuals in the prosthetic industry. You may find a qualified prosthetist through their directory. ...Read more
The post stroke treatment it is very complicated, it needs a lot of time and efforts from the patient and from the therapist.The role of the robots in the treatment it is very important and helpful.
It helps with the functions lost, and the rehabilitation of the affected limb. ...Read more
How long is recovery from large limb amputation? My son had his arm amputated after an accident. How long can we expect his recovery to take? .
4-6 weeks: A limb amputation is a major procedure that requires 4-6 weeks for complete recovery. If the level of amputation is at healthy tissue, the wound should heal without infection. Work closely with a prosthetist with regards to stump management, it is likely in a young person that early placement of a prosthesis is in order. Loss of an extremity can be psychologically difficult so seek counseling? ...Read more
I have pitting edema in my lower extremities. I hold for 5 seconds, it takes more than twice as long for it to return to normal. Should I worry?
Need evaluation: That does not sound normal, especially for a 31 eyar-old. I am concerned that you have had high bp. This could be a serious problem and you should be evaluated by an internist very soon. Good luck. ...Read more
How long is recovery from large limb amputation? My son had his arm amputated after an accident. How long can we expect his recovery to take? . .
It depends: I am sorry to hear about your son. Most young people that sustain amputations are healthy otherwise so they heal well and relatively fast. Other injuries can complicate and delay recovery. I would expect that at most it would take two months for him to get to the point that he has a prosthesis and is using it. He might still be doing physical therapy for a period after that. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more