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i have had pain inside my elbow ever since a nurse tried to insert a needle there for an iv. it's been 3 months. should i have it looked at?

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Dr. Milton Mintz
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Yes--see vascular Do: Get consult vascular internist!
Answered on Jan 24, 2013

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