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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Swelling of Both Arms

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced swelling of both arms. 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.Rhabdomyolysis

    Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome most commonly resulting from muscle injury following extreme exertion such as endurance exercise or weight lifting or following a severe accident. Sometimes rhabdomyolysis may result from medications - most commonly medications to treat elevated cholesterol such as statins. Severity can range from mild to life threatening kidney disease from muscle enzymes entering the circulation.

    Most patients recover in a few days but occasionally will need prolonged hospital care if the kidneys are injured.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea, muscle aches, being severely ill, change in urine color
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Swelling of Both Arms

  • Q.Did you just suffer from a high impact injury (e.g., a fall, collision, accident or sports trauma)?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Does your calf feel very tense?
  • Q.Are you short for your age?

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Swelling of Both Arms Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced swelling of both arms have also experienced:

    • 4% Pain in the Upper Arm
    • 3% Weakness in Both Upper Arms
    • 3% Muscle Aches
  • People who have experienced swelling of both arms had symptoms persist for:

    • 32% Less Than a Week
    • 26% Less Than a Day
    • 25% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced swelling of both arms were most often matched with:

    • 87% Rhabdomyolysis
    • 12% 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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