Swelling Concern

Dee Dee 0617

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My caregiver insisted on calling my doctor, who in turn sent me to the ER my right arm and hand have been swelling . Today it was hard to the touch and very red, it was not warm. They suspected a blood clot, but the ultrasound came back clear. They sent me home, and said watch it for a couple of days, and keep it elevated. Have any of you had isolated body parts swell from this?
 

Tkthiede

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Cheyenne
I’ve had swelling in different places than usual but not hard to the touch or red. I did have a blood clot a couple years ago and they really had to scan longer than usual to find it. But that was painful. Hope they figure this out for you.
Tammy
 

Trixie80

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that happened to my right foot and about half way up my calf, about 2-3 years ago. It was really hot and hard to the touch. I kept it elevated and it went away overnight.

before that my ankles would swell but not like it did that one time. I had a naturopath who told me to do hot castor oil packs for the swelling. It was messy but helped a lot.
 

KarenNWendyn

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A blood clot would be the primary concern in a paralyzed limb. Ultrasound is not 100% accurate. Infection is another concern, but less likely if you don’t have a fever or any kind of puncture wound in the area. Swelling in the feet and ankles is often edema. Edema can affect the upper extremities too. Elevation definitely helps.
 

nona

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I have regular swelling in my right ankle and hand. I went through the whole ER process a year ago. No clot. Now I just keep my feet elevated as often as possible and it helps. Also occasional massage.
 
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