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I had a pace maker inserted four weeks ago, and two weeks after

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I had a pace maker inserted four weeks ago, and two weeks after the operation my left arm started to swell and it is getting worse in the last few days. I had an ECG, blood test and an X ray done at the A&E department at the Royal Free hospital last Tuesday. I was discharged on the same night and the emergency doctor confirmed that the ECG, the Blood test results and the X ray were good and did not show any clotting/DVT problem. My arm still swollen and since yesterday the area around my elbow became more swollen and I find it painful when I use my left hand. Please I need your advise.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

I think some of your left axilla lymph nodes could have been damaged in your pacemaker placement procedure.

this can cause lymphedema in your left arm. you should be seen an a lymphedema clinic there in the uk

you might need to eleavte your left arm up above your heart to decrease fluid edema buildup in your arm

also you could get a compression stocking customized for your left arm to help squeeze fluid out of your arm.

exercise and muscle contraction of your left arm can help push fluid out of your arm as well.

have you been elevating your left arm up over your heart on a pillow to help decrease swelling?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for your reply. I live in London and I am not sure if you can contact me on my landline number.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
it is best for you to try to call me.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks.

I couldn't recognise the (607 ) code, please let me know where do you live, because I do not have access to international calls

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
I am in the USA
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
you have to give me your contact information in the private contact information space.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Can I know what time you will be able to call me.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
how about now?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
I don't have your phone number.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
that is blocked out

all I see is

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you nave to type your phone number in the "Enter private contact info" area below the chat box.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
ok
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