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A 50-year-old female asked:

4.8cm hard palpable lump next to elbow. u/s said inflammatory process but no bursa. keflex and steroids no effect.... what should i do?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
When to wait: These often are quite irritating but usually resolve slowly over time without treatment. If they persist then there is a surgical option.

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