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Elbow Swollen And Sore To Touch
Had a very long operation to remove a blood clot from my throat which then caused a clot in leg now elbow is swollen, sore and extremely hot to touch?
Be seen: Sounds serious. I would recommend you inform your doctor ASAP ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Shoulder pain. Boils. Are these connected. Pain travelling from shoulder down to elbow. Swollen index finger?
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
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
Could this be cancer or arthritis? 1" lump inside above left elbow swollen and tender, entire elbow slightly swollen. Also wrist and left thumb joint. Avid golfer......
If : If you are an avid golfer the first thing that that comes to mind is an injury due to the sport , although unusual that the whole arm is involved , and is very difficult to give an opinion with out seen the lump or the swelling , since these are objective findings , that are important to evaluate and observe by the same person that gives the answer .A pulled or thorn tendon , proximal to the elbow or an olecranon bursitis and an associate lesion by the same mechanis in the wrist and theleft thumb may be a consideration and should be defined by physical exam and the exact details of how this two lesions apeared , and the correlation they may have with golf.To consider cancer or athrtis , a more systemic , meaning the rest of the body , involvent should be present with fatigue , weight loss etc etc at any rate , you need an evaluation by an orthopedic or a sports doctor first . Crystal arthrtis could do this if the elbow lesion is an inflamation of the elbow , but you ought to know at least that you have gout , it would be unusual three site location for a first episode. ...Read more
I fell yesterday I'm 61 left elbow is swollen and can't touch my should with fingertips. X-ray or not?
Probably : Whole not an emergency, if its not better by tomorrow morning I would strongly consider seeing your doctor for an exam, to determine the need for further testing and or referral. Hope it just gets better! ...Read more
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