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.
Why Can't I Striaghten my Arm After my Arm Lift?
Doctor Answers (2)
This sounds like a very unusual problem. Make sure you stay close to your doctors office (frequent follow-ups) while this gets sorted out.
John Di Saia MD
Clot in arm
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.
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