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i have been diagnosed with elbow bursitis, and it's been 4 weeks pain and fluid is still present. would this be normal? how long does bursitis last?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Not normal.: If it is not infected, the bursa is aspirated and injected with cortisone. The recovery would be very fast.
Answered on Oct 17, 2019
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