Swelling in the arms or hands often goes away on its own. See a GP if it does not get better in a few days.
Swelling in the arms and hands is often caused by a build-up of fluid in these areas, called oedema.
Oedema is usually caused by:
Oedema can also be caused by:
Symptoms of oedema include:
Swelling should go away on its own, but there are some things you can try to help.
You could have a blood clot in your lungs, which needs immediate treatment in hospital.
Treatment for swelling or oedema that does not go away on its own will depend on the cause.