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arm swelling

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 27, 2007
  • 00:29 AM

Hi. I am a 29 y.o. female that has had a painless noticably swollen right arm from the elbow down to the fingertips for the past 8 years. When I push on the skin, it leaves an indent for a few minutes before "springing back." Over the past year to year and a half, I have been noticably more tired. I have had a resting pulse of between 85-100 for the past year to year and a half also. I saw 1 doctor when my arm first swelled and he wrote it off as tendinitis. Since it did not hurt, I had been reluctant to going back in until December. That nurse-practitioner said she didn't know what it was, but thought it could possibly be lymphedema. From the research I've done on lymphedema, I'm just not so sure that's what it is. Has anyone experienced this or know anything about it? I desperately want whatever info I can get as I have an 11 year old and I want to be able to grow old to see my grandchildren...

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