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Upper chest edema no warmth or redness .. Chest clavicle and

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Upper chest edema no warmth or redness .. Chest clavicle and humerus X-ray neg for fracture ... Pain can't raise arm without pain.... Bruise same Scilla now red discoloration same side breast bruising further down arm
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

more imaging needs to be done

a CT scan of the shoulder or MRI scan of the should needs to be done to check for trapped nerves in the shoulder which can keep arm from raising.

a chest CT scan needs to be done to check for superior vena cava syndrome from enlarged lymph nodes in the mediastinum.

chest xrays are not enough to look at the mediastinum. a CT has much more detail.

let me know if you have questions.

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