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Noticed red and enlarged limb. What is causing this and cure?

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my arms are red kinda like a sunburn started about a year ago and my arms are also getting larger there is no pain
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 4 hours later
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
The kind of swelling with discoloration and enlarging limb size is suggestive of Lymphedema but can be also due to venous obstruction also.
You should get d-dimer levels and a doppler study of the upper limbs bilaterally.
It is also strongly advised that you should get a physical examination by a physician of your locality.
I hope you would get benefited with my advise.
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