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Why Can't I Striaghten my Arm After my Arm Lift?

I had an arm lift 4 wks ago. Last Sat when I woke up I was unable to straighten my right arm. When I try to you can feel a band that seems to run acorss the bend of my arm. It seemed to start as 3 little veins and now its a wide band. I'm not sure if it is tendons or what. They ultrasounded my arm and said I had a blood clot. I'm now on thinners but this band in my arm seems to be getting worse and no one seems to know what it is. I need help. I'm very worried.

Doctor Answers (2)

Venous clot.....probably.

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Hello,

 

This sounds like a very unusual problem. Make sure you stay close to your doctors office (frequent follow-ups) while this gets sorted out.

 

Good luck,

 

John Di Saia MD


Orange Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Clot in arm

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It is unclear what exactly you have in your arm whether it is a deep vein thrombosis(DVT) or surperficial vein. If you are on blood thinners it sounds like a DVT.  If so, you have to follow closely with your hematologist to avoid having the clot migrate to your lungs. As for the arm movement issue, you should see your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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