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Mild Upper Arm Swelling Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your mild upper arm swelling symptoms, including 3 causes and common questions.

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3 Possible Mild Upper Arm Swelling Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced mild upper arm swelling. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Repetitive strain injury of the upper arm

Repetitive strain injury of the upper arm is caused by consistent repetitive use.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: upper arm pain from overuse, upper arm weakness, upper arm numbness

Symptoms that always occur with repetitive strain injury of the upper arm: upper arm pain from overuse

Symptoms that never occur with repetitive strain injury of the upper arm: upper arm injury, severe upper arm pain

Urgency: Self-treatment

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Deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Most deep vein clots occur in the lower leg or thigh.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: fever, thigh pain, upper leg swelling, calf pain, butt pain

Urgency: Hospital emergency room

Benign bony growth (osteochondroma)

An osteochondroma is a non-cancerous growth that usually develops during childhood or adolescence. It is a benign tumor that forms on the surface of a bone near the growth plate.

Rarity: Ultra rare

Top Symptoms: lower leg bump, upper leg bump, numbness in one thigh, painful thigh lump, hip bump

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mild Upper Arm Swelling

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Is your swollen area warm and red?
  • How would you explain the cause of your shoulder pain?
  • Have you ever suffered from a broken bone?

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Mild Upper Arm Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced mild upper arm swelling have also experienced:

  • 16% Pain In The Upper Arm
  • 8% Mild Upper Arm Pain
  • 8% Shoulder Pain

People who have experienced mild upper arm swelling were most often matched with:

  • 54% Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • 36% Benign Bony Growth (Osteochondroma)
  • 9% Repetitive Strain Injury Of The Upper Arm

People who have experienced mild upper arm swelling had symptoms persist for:

  • 32% Less than a week
  • 26% Less than a day
  • 25% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.