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Why do I have a soft nodule on the back of my bony elbow. It does not hurt. It is probably 3×2×1 cm.How long should it last.When should I see the dr.?

Why do I have a soft nodule on the back of my bony elbow. It does not hurt. It is probably 3×2×1 cm.How long should it last.When should I see the dr.?

Bursitis: This is likely due to fluid in the olecranon bursa. Check out link to see if it looks like this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/olecranon_bursitis if it hurts or is red, see a doctor right away. This is often cause by over exertion or trauma. Stop doing whatever activity that can be a possible cause and take a nsaid. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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I fell 1 mo ago on elbow-no fx-still have very painful dollar sz nodule on it and can't put pressure on it. Resolving hematoma?

I fell 1 mo ago on elbow-no fx-still have very painful dollar sz nodule on it and can't put pressure on it. Resolving hematoma?

Possible.: Would have expected a hematoma to have resolved by now, but if very large may be persistent. More likely this is a traumatic bursitis where the virtual fluid filled sack which pads the elbow fills with fluid. This gives a spongy feel to a large and tender mass over the elbow. ...Read more

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I ve been experiencing a lot of discomfort below my elbow... Limited mobility..even lifting small objects seems difficult.

I ve been experiencing a lot of discomfort below my elbow... Limited mobility..even lifting small objects seems difficult.

Is there swelling: in the elbow along with the pain? What do you do daily in a routine that could have caused elbow pain? Often it is associated with repetitive motion from, say, heavy weight lifting such as dumb-bell curls, or hyperextension of the elbow such as when operating heavy machinery that requires a lot of lateral pushing. Visit a healthcare provider with this information in mind. And ice and rest it. ...Read more

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Can small bilateral rotator tears be overcome (pain!) by exercise alone? Damaged in 1998. Ok only if elbows as side, or ouch ali

Can small bilateral rotator tears be overcome (pain!) by exercise alone? Damaged in 1998. Ok only if elbows as side, or ouch      ali

It depends what mean: If you talking about healing it completely there is possibility, some could function very with partial tear of the rotator cuff without healing completely. ...Read more

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I have a small bump that is under my skin near my elbow that doesnt hurt when pressed. however ive had this bump for about a month and is noticeable?

I have a small bump that is under my skin near my elbow that doesnt hurt when pressed. however ive had this bump for about a month and is noticeable?

Epitrochlear node?: If it's on the front as in the photo, it may be an epitrochlear lymph node. These are usually clinically significant and may indicate an infection. Best to have it checked by a physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I sometimes have pain just above my elbow when i bends it, and my elbow gives a little pop sound whenever i bend it and then straighten it, what's that?

I sometimes have pain just above my elbow when i bends it, and my elbow gives a little pop sound whenever i bend it and then straighten it, what's that?

Elbow: It is probably a tendon moving at its insertion and will probably disappear. If it persists an anti-inflammatory may help. ...Read more

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Theres a little rash on my elbows, should I be concerned?

Theres a little rash on my elbows, should I be concerned?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I fell backward a couple of weeks ago and landed on my elbow. A significant amount of fluid but little pain. Will the fluid go away by itself.

I fell backward a couple of weeks ago and landed on my elbow. A significant amount of fluid but little pain. Will the fluid go away by itself.

Usually Does: It depends on the reason for the fluid, so it is worth getting checked. If it's blood, it can be drained, if its fluid in the elbow pad (the olecranon bursa) it can be long lasting. ...Read more