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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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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?

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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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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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

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My daughter has an enlarged lymph node in left arm pit. It has been swollen for coupe of weeks however it did go way down and then came back ?

My daughter has an enlarged lymph node in left arm pit. It has been swollen for coupe of weeks however it did go way down and then came back ?

Other symptoms?: Was there an apparent reason for the swelling the first time? Ie: a bite on the arm, rash or infection.Did it heal while the node was swollen?Has she had a recurrance of the bites, rash, on the arm? Sounds like an infectious process at least in the beginning.Were there scratches from a kitten involved on the arm or hand ? Discuss what you can remember with your doc.That can direct the next step. ...Read more

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I recently recieved a shot in my upper left arm, and now the back of my arm is really swollen under the skin. There was pain, now it is just tender. ?

I recently recieved a shot in my upper left arm, and now the back of my arm is really swollen under the skin. There was pain, now it is just tender. ?

Any time: You go from the skin inside the body, there is a risk of infection. You should see your doctor and make sure there is no infection. Also, you can sometimes get a little bruising around the injection. Lastly, depending upon what was injected, the substance could be causing a reaction. ...Read more

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On the left side of my neck my vein really pops out when I'm laying down.also my left arm and chest seem to be a little swollen. Is this a cause for ?

On the left side of my neck my vein really pops out when I'm laying down.also my left arm and chest seem to be a little swollen.  Is this a cause for ?

Venous distension: My concern with arm and ad chest swelling is superior vena cava syndrome which may be from an obstructing mass. Jugular venous distension May also be fro Congestive heart failure - see a doctor ASAP to rule these out. ...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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My left arm is swollen from mid-bicep to mid-forearm. I've always been skinny, but healthy, and recently started working out. Why is it swollen?

My left arm is swollen from mid-bicep to mid-forearm. I've always been skinny, but healthy, and recently started working out. Why is it swollen?

Could be "overuse": If arm symptoms start just after a person begins working out with weights, there could be an "overuse" injury. A primary care doctor can check to see if cold-packs, motrin/advil, and a decreased work-out routine is all that is needed; or if a referral to a sports medicine / orthopedic doctor is needed. Sometimes, xrays are needed. ...Read more