Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause

Swelling of Both Arms Overview

Another name for Swelling of Both Arms is Arm Swelling (bilateral).

What is arm swelling (bilateral)?
A person with bilateral arm swelling has enlargement of the arms, caused by excess fluid that has collected in the arms. Arm swelling may occur bilaterally, or in just one arm.

What are the symptoms of arm swelling (bilateral)?
Symptoms that may be associated with bilateral arm swelling include arm pain, skin redness, and skin tenderness.

How does the doctor treat arm swelling (bilateral)?
Treatment for arm swelling (bilateral) depends on underlying cause. Options include rest, diuretic medications, and antibiotics.

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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