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I had an MRI and have 3 cervical discs bulging. My hands and arms are swelling. could this be causing it?

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  • Dr. Chris January 20, 2011

    It’s unlikely that the bulging discs could be causing swelling of the arm. This would cause a range of symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling and so on but not swelling. However in some cases, the pain is severe and the patient limits movement of the arm. This can cause moderate swelling, especially if you have a problem with circulation in the arm. The swelling is more likely due to a problem with blood circulation, lymph drainage or edema as a result of inflammation. You should see a doctor as soon as you can and take note of any other symptoms that are associated with this swelling.

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