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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Why is the bone by my elbow swollen and sore?

Why is the bone by my elbow swollen and sore?

Several potentials: If there has been an associated injury, a fracture could certainly cause swelling and soreness. An infection is also a possibility, especially if there is associated redness and/or warmth. Olecranon bursitis is a condition at the elbow which can also cause swelling and pain. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a strange rash on his elbow, swollen and painful, over 12 hrs. Looks like a spider bite but not sure. Thoughts?

My boyfriend has a strange rash on his elbow, swollen and painful, over 12 hrs. Looks like a spider bite but not sure. Thoughts?

Bite: It may be a spider bite, but then again, it could be a bite from a hornet, wasp or bee. Sight unseen it is difficult to render a dianosis. ...Read more

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Husband has his elbow swollen with puss and blood the size of a golf ball. He has had it for 2 months and hasnt cleared with ceplhacon?

Husband has his elbow swollen with puss and blood the size of a golf ball. He has had it for 2 months and hasnt cleared with ceplhacon?

Difficult problem: Olecranon bursitis/infections can be very difficult to cure. His doctor will need to aspirate and culture out the pus (if he/she hasn't done that already) to find the right antibiotic. Sometimes these need to be treated with intravenous antibiotics and sometimes require surgery. ...Read more

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1 dr said no breaks but my hand still hurts and from hand to elbow swollen for 2 weeks now. Pain from below pinky to wrist.

1 dr said no breaks but my hand still hurts and from hand to elbow swollen for 2 weeks now. Pain from below pinky to wrist.

Need more info: How did you injure it. Is there any bruising?? The swelling is NOT normal and a repeat x ray or advanced imaging CT/MRI might very well be indicated! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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Shoulder pain. Boils. Are these connected. Pain travelling from shoulder down to elbow. Swollen index finger?

Shoulder pain. Boils. Are these connected. Pain travelling from shoulder down to elbow. Swollen index finger?

And?: What are you doing about it? It doesn't sound like you can wait past today without addressing this immediately with a health care professional. Things can get worse, much, much worse, in the next couple of hours. I would act now to address this. ...Read more

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Daughter, 25, just had a procedure yesterday to burst a kidney stone. They put her to sleep went up in. Today left elbow swollen & hot no pain?

Daughter, 25, just had a procedure yesterday to burst a kidney stone. They put her to sleep went up in. Today left elbow swollen & hot no pain?

Let me explain: If she have no problems in the elbow before most likely some pressure from positioning during the procedure she have most likely will subside. The second reason she could have problems in the elbow and know she recurrence of it. Did she have gout?. If so should be treat it. ...Read more

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Hands tingling, elbow swollen and protein in urine. What are these symptoms of?

Hands tingling, elbow swollen and protein in urine. What are these symptoms of?

Need evaluation: The first thing that comes to mind is diabetes, however, it would not be prudent to make a diagnosis without additional history, physical examination and may be additional tests. ...Read more

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Pain in left hand, arm past the elbow, swollen blood veins, what to do?

Pain in left hand, arm past the elbow, swollen blood veins, what to do?

If it is symmetrical: it is just U. Especially if thin & somewhat muscular. No worries. If only 1 side, have it evaled. ...Read more

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Left forearm bone near elbow swollen due 2 infect.. Antibiotic week course by gp finished but lump still there. How long to get better? Shud i worry

Left forearm bone near elbow swollen due 2 infect..  Antibiotic week course by gp finished but lump still there. How long to get better? Shud i worry

Yes: You sound like you have an incompletely treated infection. You have an abscess that needs draining. Please see an orthopaedic surgeon asap. ...Read more