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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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My left arm is swollen not from the top the bottom next to my elbow on the top its been a week or 2 since I realisedd but I have no pain just feels we?

My left arm is swollen not from the top the bottom next to my elbow on the top its been a week or 2 since I realisedd but I have no pain just feels we?

Swollen left arm: Can you move it in all directions? Is it warm? Any trauma? May be nerve, tendonitis, activity related tendonosis, or lyme. F/u w/ doc for lyme testing and evaluation ...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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Why would a woman who has undergone a left radical mastectomy have a swollen left arm?

Why would a woman who has undergone a left radical mastectomy have a swollen left arm?

Lymphedema: Swelling after surgery is secondary lymphedema due to lymph node excision with radical mastectomy. ...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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Swollen left arm and aching pain possibly since having blood test few months ago?

Swollen left arm and aching pain possibly since having blood test few months ago?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. The symptoms are not likely to be due to the blood test a few months ago.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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
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Congestive heart failure - see a doctor ASAP to rule these out. ...Read more

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Swollen vein in left arm from below elbow to shoulder. No pain. What does that mean?

Swollen vein in left arm from below elbow to shoulder. No pain. What does that mean?

Arm veins.: There could be many reasons for arm veins to swell. Most often swollen arm veins are usually due to increased hydration or exertion but this will occur bilaterally. Unilateral arm vein swelling may be normal but could also be a result of an abnormality. The venous ultrasound of the arm veins will determine if there is a problem. See a vein specialist for a full evaluation. ...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

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HI my left ankle is swollen but not the right one. I did not injure it and there is no pain but I have weird feelings in my chest and left arm?

HI my left ankle is swollen but not the right one. I did not injure it and there is no pain but I have weird feelings in my chest and left arm?

ER-NOW: Any unexplained left chest or arm pain should be evaluated at the ER. The swelling may be secondary to other issues. GO DIRECTLY TO THE ER-NOW! ...Read more

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I have a swollen node in supraclavicular area (left side). I just had a shot in my left arm to protect me from pertussis. Could these be connected?

I have a swollen node in supraclavicular area (left side). I just had a shot in my left arm to protect me from pertussis. Could these be connected?

Lymph node: Although possible, because of the location of the lymph node, you definitely need to be evacuated by your normal physician. ...Read more

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Small lump under left arm. Was red and more swollen. Gone down in size over the last week but still a lump. Burning sensation not much pain. 3 weeks.?

See a doctor: You can wait for another week or two since it went down in size of not completely gone see a doctor. The good news that it had went down in size ...Read more

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This morning I was carrying clothes and I hurt my left arm. It's swollen between my neck and shoulder and is very warm. What should I do?

This morning I was carrying clothes and I hurt my left arm. It's swollen between my neck and shoulder and is very warm. What should I do?

Left arm injury: Can you move your arm in all directions painlessly? How about your neck? You may have a tendonitis, tendon or muscle strain. But due to the swelling in an area where there are critical structures get it checked out today at doctor urgent care. Try ice for only 2-3 minute wrapped in a towel because it is an area of critical structures. F/u with urgent care /doctor today ...Read more

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I have a pain on the side of my body. Its around the side of my breast under my left arm? Its not a sharp pain but it feels swollen to touch

MUsculoskeletal: NO concern here regarding your heart. This would be highly unusual as most common in this age group and symptomatically is chest wall syndrome or of a musculoskeletal origin. Have you been doing sports?
Try some ibuprofen and see if it helps. If not see your doc. ...Read more

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Wife has neurosarcoidosis and now her left arm and hand are swollen to 3 times their normal size and she has extreme pain. What to do for relief?

Wife has neurosarcoidosis and now her left arm and hand are swollen to 3 times their normal size and she has extreme pain. What to do for relief?

Be seen: Certainly would need specific diagnosis concerning the severe arm swelling. Both venous occlusion and infection would be two primary concerns. It is only after making the diagnosis that the condition can be correctly treated. ...Read more

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For about 4 days I have had odd/dull feeling/pain in my left arm, mostly in the lower half of my arm to the thumb. Veins are swollen and visible. Help?

See your physician: If the veins are swollen and visible only on the left arm, there may be blockage of the veins in that arm. You should get that evaluated promptly ...Read more