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i injured my elbow about two weeks ago and developed olecranon bursitis. is it normal for it to be turning red?

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Watch it closely: Olecranon bursitis can become infected quickly.
Answered on Feb 12, 2013
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Dr. Robert Coats II
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It may not: Although usually self limited, olecranon bursitis may cause a persistent bump on the tip of the elbow. Ice, steroids and protective braces are used t ... Read More
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Eval: how do you know that is what it is? Have you had it before? I would get an evaluation : X-ray to rule out a fracture, and you may need a joint aspi ... Read More
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Olecranon bursitis: Olecranon bursitis includes pain, swelling, and inflammation of the olecranon bursa at the back of the elbow.
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