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My gf has swollen gland above elbow crease and one in neck. Both very painful and tender to touch, quite firm but can push them in. Left side of body?

My gf has swollen gland above elbow crease and one in neck. Both very painful and tender to touch, quite firm but can push them in. Left side of body?

The most common: Cause of lymph node swelling is infection. Glandular fever (mononucleosis) is a common cause of swollen lymph nodes in adolescence & early adulthood. It often causes fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils and debilitating fatigue. If your GF is feeling particular bad, she should see her GP. Glandular fever can be diagnosed with a simple blood test. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What are possible DX for swollen tender lymphnodes in groin and elbow crease on one side of body only - not STDs. Hashimotos?

What are possible DX for swollen tender lymphnodes in groin and elbow crease on one side of body only - not STDs. Hashimotos?

Local infections: Swollen glands, or lymph nodes, drain infections from the nearby region. Hashimoto thyroiditis would not be a leading cause of swollen glands. ...Read more

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My elbows have been hurting me for about three days now. They are bruised and swollen and I have no idea why. What could cause this?

My elbows have been hurting me for about three days now. They are bruised and swollen and I have no idea why. What could cause this?

Bruised elbow: Sounds like could be bursitis or synovitis
if there are sign of infection such as fever, swelling, redness and reduced range of movement of the elbow, should seek doctor consultation as soon as possible.
Trauma, overuse of the joint and arthritic conditions as well as diet related gouty attack can precipitate your complaints. ...Read more

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My boss has a swollen elbow, bruising on it, but no injuries. What could it be?

My boss has a swollen elbow, bruising on it, but no injuries. What could it be?

Elbow: The most likely answer is he bumped his elbow hard enough to cause some bleeding deep next to the bone. The 'light blood' in the conditions might mean he is on some blood thinner. Even Aspirin can make you more prone to this kind of bleeding. Alternatively, the gout could also be the cause but you didn't mention it being painful. Which is usually the case. ...Read more

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I hit my elbow on a metal closet door with full force and I thought it was bleeding and I wasn't it was just hit swollen and bruised?

I hit my elbow on a metal closet door with full force and I thought it was bleeding and I wasn't it was just hit swollen and bruised?

Time will heal: If you had the injury less than four hours ago, you may put an ice pack on it to reduce swelling. If it has been more than 24 hours, you may use moist heat packs to facilitate the reduction of swelling. You may take over the counter pain medication like Mortrin. Watch for any weakness of abnormal sensation in the forearm or hand as that may indicate damage to ulnar nerve. ...Read more

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2wks ago twisted& popped elbow, tingles, swollen, bit bruised, can't extend, locks up, still doing activities such as tumbling & stunting...? Hurts

2wks ago twisted& popped elbow, tingles, swollen, bit bruised, can't extend, locks up, still doing activities such as tumbling & stunting...? Hurts

Torn cartilage: Any time a joint stops working and locks up as you're describing, there is a major concern that there is a piece of cartilage torn and blocking the joint space. You need to be evaluated by an orthopedist who can tell you if surgery is needed. Often you'll need x-rays and an MRI scan as part of the pre-op work up. If you have a torn cartilage and you continue to push it you can cause more damage. ...Read more

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I have noticed a big bruise on my inner elbow & it's swollen. It doesn't hurt at all & I don't remember hitting it on anything. What is this? Why?

I have noticed a big bruise on my inner elbow & it's swollen. It doesn't hurt at all & I don't remember hitting it on anything. What is this? Why?

Be seen: A bruise usually indicated internal bleeding, and so if you are having spontaneous bleeding occuring, I would definitely be seen to make sure you have not developed a disorder of your blood/ clotting system. ...Read more

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Fell on ice landed on elbow. Xrays showed no big break but bruised and was swollen. 10 days since, still can't fully extend arm. How long till healed?

Fell on ice landed on elbow. Xrays showed no big break but bruised and was swollen. 10 days since, still can't fully extend arm. How long till healed?

Ortho: May want to get another xray. Sometimes occult (hidden) fractures will show up several days later on repeat films. Continue to ice and keep elevated. ...Read more

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Fell on elbow last night. Very painful constant pain especially when touched. Its red, swollen and feels hot to touch. Is it fractured or just bruised?

Fell on elbow last night. Very painful constant pain especially when touched. Its red, swollen and feels hot to touch. Is it fractured or just bruised?

Only an exam & ---: -images can tell U if fractured. If the swelling is just under the skin, it would B a blood filled olecranon bursa. I rec Cing a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon for eval & care. Image is of an infected bursa but this is where the swelling would B. In the meantime ice, sling & Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4 pain. ...Read more

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I had some trauma on my elbow. Being slammed against a counter top my elbow is now bruised and swollen and keeps getting worse. Losing range of motion?

I had some trauma on my elbow. Being slammed against a counter top my elbow is now bruised and swollen and keeps getting worse. Losing range of motion?

Maybe fracture: Elbows are easy to fracture & treatment depends on the age of the patient. Kids under 6 almost always need surgery - they break the end of the humerus (upper arm bone) while adults usually break the radius (forearm bone) & only need a sling. Bleeding into the joint, fractured or not, will limit range of motion. Elevate in sling, ice, rest & Ace wrap compression will help until the Xray. ...Read more

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Elbowed in jaw, big knot/swollen, bruised, pain was so bad I was puking, hurts to talk or move at all...?

Elbowed in jaw, big knot/swollen, bruised, pain was so bad I was puking, hurts to talk or move at all...?

Ouch!!: The big knot is most likely a combination of blood and swelling. Take something for the discomfort and it should get better daily. I would see your dentist to be sure everything else is okay tooth wise. I would recommend a panoramic xray to rule out fracture or outright break. ...Read more

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Elbow pain for over 2 weeks. Xrays neg. Still hurts. Why? Nerve damage? Tissue damage? Swollen and tender. No visible bruise.

Elbow pain for over 2 weeks. Xrays neg. Still hurts. Why? Nerve damage? Tissue damage? Swollen and tender. No visible bruise.

Inflammation: Swelling denotes inflammation. X-rays being negative means no fracture and you are too young to have osteoarthritis. The inflammation could be tendonitis, bursitis, or some type of inflammatory arthritis depending on where the swelling is located. See an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist if you have not received a diagnosis and plan at this point. ...Read more

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Fell down stairs, hurt forearm/elbow. Was bruised and swollen for 2.5wks. 3mos later, I still get sharp shooting pain after light use. Get x-Ray?

Fell down stairs, hurt forearm/elbow. Was bruised and swollen for 2.5wks. 3mos later, I still get sharp shooting pain after light use. Get x-Ray?

First see your Dr.: After any trauma that occurs, especially fall injuries down staircases requires that you see your doctor for evaluation, and to make sure you haven't injured bones, tendons, muscles strain, or ligaments. An x-ray will rule out fracture, but an MRI will show soft tissue injury. So your doctor will determine which one you need. Then, you'll need realignment to get everything back in order. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Ineed to know if common reaction was pulling weed today. Either a bit or reaction. My veins from elbow down to my fingers are swollen in some areas look bruised. I do not have insurance and want to know if this will run its course. Thank you

Ineed to know if common reaction was pulling weed today. Either a bit or reaction. My veins from elbow down to my fingers are swollen in some areas look bruised. I do not have insurance and want to know if this will run its course. Thank you

See a doctor: There are specific infections which may occur in people who garden a good deal, particularly actinomycosis, which can cause the changes you are describing. This can cause vein thrombosis and blood clots, which can cause harm, and the infection can also spread. You should be examined and antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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Hit my arm hard week ago, elbow very bruised still painfully, hard bump and swollen where hit. Hurts, xray no fracture. Please help?

If U hit the point-: -of the elbow there is a bursa & it often fills with blood or fluid, & can swell quite a lot. If U have a scrape or skin violated it can become infected. Early Rx is best. C an orthopedist 4 eval sometimes aspiration is done and steroids injected. This is extraarticular so no steroid enters the joint.

Then usually wrap, NSAIDS & antibiotics only if infected. ...Read more

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I have had a lump on both inner elbows for about a year now, and for the past couple mnths they get swollen and tender and hurts to bend elbow?

I have had a lump on both inner elbows for about a year now, and for the past couple mnths they get swollen and tender and hurts to bend elbow?

See your doctor: Best thing to do is have an evaluation by your primary care provider. May need referral to a specialist, such as a hand surgeon. Also may need imaging. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Tyler has hemophilia and woke up last night with swelling on his elbow. It has grown increasingly worse, and is now very swollen, red, and tender.?

Tyler has hemophilia and woke up last night with swelling on his elbow. It has grown increasingly worse, and is now very swollen, red, and tender.?

Hemophilia, swollen: This could be serious-- he may be bleeding into his joint., if you are unable to reach his hematologist right now, you should proceed to the ER now. The bleeding needs to be stopped to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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I hit my elbow extremely hard yesterday and now it has begin to swell, its bruised and it feels like a knot formed. Is it fractured?

I hit my elbow extremely hard yesterday and now it has begin to swell, its bruised and it feels like a knot formed. Is it fractured?

Unlikely, but: The only way to be sure is to get an examination and xray. Pain would be very significant. If not fractured; then would want to elevate, ice, use compression wrap. nsaids may also help with swelling and can add Tylenol (acetaminophen) for additional pain control (read labels to ensure no contraindications). ...Read more

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Largest dose of ibuprofen one can take for severe swelling on elbow from a bad fall with large angry spreading bruise? 600 or 800mg?

Largest dose of ibuprofen one can take for severe swelling on elbow from a bad fall with large angry spreading bruise? 600 or 800mg?

Ibuprofen: Generally speaking 800mg of ibuprofen is a maximal single dose which can be taken up to three times in a day. However use caution given the spreading bruise which suggests bleeding, as ibuprofen and other NSAIDS can lead to easy bleeding and perhaps worsen the situation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be a safer alternative for pain relief. Concern for fracture or more serious injury may warrant an x-ray. ...Read more

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I fell off my bike and my whole arm is bruised and swollen is it dangerous?

I fell off my bike and my whole arm is bruised and swollen is it dangerous?

Plan.: I can not tell you exactly how dangerous is it. But can help yourself : put the ice on swollen and bruised area for few hours. Check your movements: fingers, hand and forearm, shoulders. If it very painful you may be need XRay. Urgent care clinic and ER - your choice. If it will be worse tomorrow you need evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my arm that's growing, what could cause this? My liver is swollen.

I have a bruise on my arm that's growing, what could cause this? My liver is swollen.

Be seen: An expanding bruise is an expanding bleed under the skin. If your liver is not working properly to make blood coagulation proteins, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you get a bruise from sleeping on your arm at night and is it normal if the area is swollen a little?

Could you get a bruise from sleeping on your arm at night and is it normal if the area is swollen a little?

No: It is unusual to have a bruise by simply sleeping on your arm. You need to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I hurt my arm really bad its bruised and swollen, I scraped it too but now some of kin is numb what's wrong?

I hurt my arm really bad its bruised and swollen, I scraped it too but now some of kin is numb what's wrong?

You may have damaged: Some of the superficial nerves. Swelling can also put pressure on nerves. If it doesn't get better, or if pain increases, the swelling gets worse or there are signs of infection, please get it checked. In the short term, you can try keeping it elevated above the level of your heart for a few days. ...Read more

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Fell over playin football (soccer) and hurt my arm yesterday. It's now painful when I move it and is very bruised and swollen. Broken?

Painful arm.? Broken: It is difficult to say if it is broken or not. You would need to see your doctor for more studies. Simple x-ray would be of benefit to determine if the bone is broken or not after examination. Hopefully that would address your concern
good luck. ...Read more

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I was attacked by 2 dogs. Neither pierced the skin, my arm is now swollen & covered w/bruises. Any touch is excruciating. How can I treat the pain?

I was attacked by 2 dogs. Neither pierced the skin, my arm is now swollen & covered w/bruises. Any touch is excruciating. How can I treat the pain?

Advil (ibuprofen): But remember the dog encounter should be reported even if the skin was not pierced.

Using ice packs may help with the pain, use no more than 15 min at a time.

After 3 days, skip the ice and go to warm, moist packs--this should help speed the healing.

If any redness, sign of infection, then DR visit. ...Read more