A 65-year-old male asked:
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should i be concerned about swollen right elbow. no pain but a pouch that is golf ball sized & filled with fluid? perhaps a result of spider bite?

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Dr. Stephen Sisselman
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Olecronon Bursitis: This sounds like olecronon bursitis. It can be caused by trauma infection arthritis or other causes. It is usually benign. A doctor can drain it and send the fluid for analysis. It may recur. See your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan.
Answered on Aug 7, 2014
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