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Glossary for Arm swelling

Medical terms related to Arm swelling or mentioned in this section include:

  • Adenopathy: Gland enlargement.
  • Allergic reaction: A hypersensitivity reaction produced by the body, which results in an exaggerated or inappropriate immune reaction to a particular substance.
  • Aneurysm: Swelling or ballooning of part of an artery
  • Arm conditions: Conditions that affect the arm
  • Arm fracture: Arm fracture is a break in any of the bones in the arm.
  • Arm injury: An injury to the arm
  • Arm numbness: Loss of feeling or sensation
  • Arm pain: Pain or discomfort of one or both arms
  • Arm symptoms: Symptoms affecting the arm
  • Arm tingling: Abnormal tingling sensation in the arm.
  • C1esterase deficiency: C1esterase deficiency is a condition characterized by swelling under the skin or mucosal tissue - the skin, respiratory tract or gastrointestinal tract may be affected. The condition may be inherited or acquired. Symptoms tend to develop over a few days and then abate after two to five days. Swelling attacks may occur fairly regularly e.g. weekly or sporadically e.g. once or twice a year.
  • Cellulitis: inflammation of the subcutaneous fat
  • Clotting symptoms: Symptoms affecting the blood's ability to clot
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Cold autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a condition where the body's immune system triggers the production of antibodies against the body's own red blood cells. The red cells are destroyed at an abnormally rapid rate which leads to anemia. Cold haemolytic anemia is characterized by the fact that the abnormal destruction of red blood cells is more active when the patient is exposed to cold temperatures. The severity of the condition varies depending on the underlying cause. The condition may develop gradually or occur suddenly and cause serious symptoms.
  • Dermatomyositis: A muscle disease characterized by chronic muscle inflammation resulting in progressive muscle weakness and a characteristic rash.
  • Elbow symptoms: Symptoms affecting the elbow
  • Eosinophilic fasciitis: A rare disorder where the skin on the limbs become painfully inflamed and looses it's elasticity.
  • Ewing's sarcoma: Ewing's sarcoma is a malignant round-cell tumor. It is a rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone or in soft tissue. The most common areas in which it occurs are the pelvis, the femur, the humerus, and the ribs.
  • Finger symptoms: Symptoms affecting any fingers
  • Hand swelling: Swelling of one or both hands
  • Hand symptoms: Symptoms affecting the hand
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Heart failure: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the heart to pump blood efficiently and effectively
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Kidney failure: The inability of the kidney to function correctly in its function of excreting metabolites from the blood
  • Leg Swelling: Swelling of one or both legs
  • Leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the leg
  • Limb symptoms: Symptoms affecting the limbs
  • Lupus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Lymphadenopathy: Enlarged lymph glands.
  • Lymphatic Filariasis: Parasitic worm infection of the lympatic system
  • Lymphedema: Swelling of a region due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels
  • Mesothelioma, adult malignant: A rare type of malignant cancer that occurs in the pleura (chest lining) or peritoneum (abdominal lining). The cancer develops in people who have inhaled asbestos fibres. Symptoms tend to occur many years or even decades after the exposure.
  • Mesothelioma, adult malignant -- pleural: A rare type of malignant cancer that occurs in the pleura (chest lining). The cancer develops in people who have inhaled asbestos fibers. Symptoms tend to occur many years or even decades after the exposure.
  • Mixed connective tissue disease: A rare disorder of the connective tissue which affects a range of body tissues and organs.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Osteosclerosis -- ichthyosis -- premature ovarian failure: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by increased bone density, scaly skin and premature menopause.
  • Osteosclerosis with ichthyosis and premature ovarian failure: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by increased bone density, scaly skin and premature menopause.
  • Radiation-Induced Brachial Plexopathy: A nerve injury that occurs as a complication of radiation treatment to the upper chest area.
  • Raynaud's disease: It is a reversible ischemia of the peripheral arterioles. It is a painful sensation affecting the fingers and toes associated with whitening or redness
  • Raynaud's phenomenon: A condition where the body extremities sweat and turn blue and cold. Exposure to cold, emotional stress and smoking may trigger the condition. Also known as acrocyanosis.
  • Renal failure: A condition characterized by a failure of the kidney to excrete toxic metabolites from the body
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune inflammatory condition which primarily affects the joints
  • Scleroderma: A rare, progressive connective tissue disorder involving thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissue. There are a number of forms of scleroderma with some forms being systemic (involving internal organs).
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
  • Superior vena cava syndrome: A condition caused by compression or obstruction to the normal circulation of the superior vena cava which carries deoxygenated blood from the body tissues back to the heart.
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS: A rare disorder involving compression or damage to the nerves and blood vessels that go from the neck to the arms or armpit. It may occur as a birth defect or through some sort of traumato the shoulder area. It can causes symptoms such as arm pain and weakness and can occur on one or both sides depending on the nature of the cause.
  • Vasculitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation to blood vessels
  • Venous Insufficiency: A condition which is characterized by inadequacy of the venous valves which impairs venous drainage
  • Venous Thrombosis: Formation of a blood clot in a vein. The clot can form in superficial veins and cause few if any symptoms or it can form in the deeper, larger leg veins which can be life-threatening in serious cases. A part of the clot can break off and travel (embolism) to the heart or lungs where it can cause serious problems.
  • Venous insufficiency: A condition which is characterized by inadequacy of the venous valves which impairs venous drainage

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