Swelling of Both Arms Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your swelling of both arms symptoms, including 2 causes and common questions.

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Contents

  1. 2 Possible Swelling Of Both Arms Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

2 Possible Swelling Of Both Arms Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced swelling of both arms. 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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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.

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

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

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

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

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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 were most often matched with:

  • 87% Rhabdomyolysis
  • 12% Repetitive Strain Injury Of The Upper Arm

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

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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