A 30-year-old female asked:
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dx w bursitis, no swelling on tip of elbow, its all inside my inner forearm. i also feel a fluid like sac. 2 weeks since the fall. normal?

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Dr. Richard Makowiec
26 years experience Hand Surgery
Pretty normal: Olecranon bursitis results in swelling about the posterior tip of the elbow and can sometimes cause pain too. Initial treatment is typically nsaids, rest and avoiding direct pressure on the olecranon. If necessary, this can be drained but recurrence is common.
Answered on Aug 4, 2013

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