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Arm swelling

Also known as Swelling Of Arm, Swollen Arm, and Upper Extremity Swelling

Arm swelling is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of arm swelling are pyogenic skin infection, bruise, and fracture of the arm. Other possible causes, such as thrombophlebitis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with arm swelling often receive radiographic imaging procedure, complete blood count, plain x-ray, glucose measurement, kidney function tests, electrolytes panel, intravenous fluid replacement and application of splint .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with arm swelling include vancomycin, saquinavir, exemestane (aromasin), dopamine, urea, imipenem, ertapenem, dobutamine, clavulanate / ticarcillin, fondaparinux (arixtra), piperacillin (zosyn), neomycin (septa) and ceftazidime .

Vancomycin
$303
(7 days)
Saquinavir
$794
(28 days)
Exemestane (Aromasin)
$324
(28 days)
Dopamine

Urea
$53
(21 days)
Imipenem

Ertapenem
$450
(7 days)
Dobutamine

Fondaparinux (Arixtra)
$1245
(14 days)
Piperacillin (Zosyn)

Neomycin (Septa)
$51
(14 days)
Ceftazidime
$199
(7 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for arm swelling include .

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.8x
5-14 years
1.1x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
1.1x
75+ years
1.2x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.0x
Other
0.9x
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