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What could be the cause of the gland under your arm swelling if woman?

What could be the cause of the gland under your arm swelling if woman?

Breast disease: Let's hope it is an infection in your arm or your breast. Breast cancer can spread to the lymph nodes in your armpit and cause swelling. A swollen lymph node there should not be ignored. It requires prompt, competent medical evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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I know that some women have arm swelling after breast cancer surgery. Why?

I know that some women have arm swelling after breast cancer surgery. Why?

Lymphedema: The arm swelling you are describing occurs secondary to disruption of the lymphatic circulation draining the arm, either via lymph node removal and/or radiation therapy. When we used to remove 10-20 lymph nodes, the lifetime incidence was ~25%. Nowadays, with sentinel lymph node biopsy alone, the risk is closer to 5%. Hopefully, in the future we won't have to remove any lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I know that some women have arm swelling and pain after breast cancer surgery. Why does it happen?

I know that some women have arm swelling and pain after breast cancer surgery. Why does it happen?

Pain happens after: most surgical procedures. In mastectomy, a nerve that exits the side of the breast is usually injured or sacrificed and irritation of is causes pain or noxious tingling especially when the arms swing during walking. Swelling is independent of that and can be caused by removal of lymph nodes and exacerbated by not putting the limb thru frequent adequate range of motion- usually out of fear of pain ...Read more

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Right wrist & arm swelling, having major headaches on & off, tired, sick stomach & constipation, nausea. Cause?

Right wrist & arm swelling, having major headaches on & off, tired, sick stomach & constipation, nausea. Cause?

Not sure: You need to be seen. Concern there is something creating a block from your neck that is leading to the arm swelling and headaches. Make an appointment as soon as you can. Could be a swollen muscle or neck out of alignment ....But it cannot be ignored. ...Read more

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Arm swelling after getting implanon?

Arm swelling after getting implanon?

Minor swelling okay: There may be a little local edema in the area surrounding the Implanon insertion site. If there is an expanding area of redness associated with the site, this may be a sign of infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of arm swelling?

What's the best treatment to get rid of arm swelling?

Arm swelling: The simple answer is to maintain your arm elevated as much as possible. For this you have to lie down or prop it up while sitting. The more important issue, of course, is to determine what is causing the swelling and to treat the cause directly. Potential causes include accidents, bruises, infection, blood clots, tumors, and nerve conditions. ...Read more

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Upper left arm swelling i recently noticed I have a little but of swelling in my upper left arm only. It's a little achy but not bad.?

Upper left arm swelling  i recently noticed I have a little but of swelling in my upper left arm only. It's a little achy but not bad.?

Vein clot or infecti: Should have ultrasound to check for clot in vein. If associated with fevers, may be an infection. If persists should definitely see your doc to check for these things. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in left arm & swelling in armpit. Recommendations?

Evaluate immediately: This demands immediate evaluation by a doctor. Swelling in the armpit could be due to enlarged lymph nodes, infection or other causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you die from arm swelling?

Can you die from arm swelling?

arm swelling: I can't see how atraumati arm swelling is very unusual subclavan vein thrombosis see a doctor if you have atraumatic arm swelling. ...Read more

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Arm Swelling (Definition)

Really all one could say is swelling (medically known as edema) of the arm, from shoulder to wrist. Any more information forthcoming from a doctor, would be due to ...Read more