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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Mild Upper Arm Swelling

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced mild upper arm swelling. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Repetitive Strain Injury of the Upper Arm

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

    Resolves with rest

    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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  2. 2.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.

    Curable with medication or surgery but may recur.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, thigh pain, upper leg swelling, calf pain, butt pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  3. 3.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.

    Will remain for life if not treated with surgery, but is benign and is not expected to affect life expectancy.

    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

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

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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 had symptoms persist for:

    • 32% Less Than a Week
    • 26% Less Than a Day
    • 25% Over a Month
  • 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
  • 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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