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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 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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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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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