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My elbow is swollen and painful what could be wrong?

My elbow is swollen and painful what could be wrong?

Swollen elbow: May be a number of things including bursitis from trauma local skin infection or more serious injury and arthritis. Would be advisable to see physician and get both eyes and hands on to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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I woke up and my elbow is swollen and won't move what could possibly be wrong?

I woke up and my elbow is swollen and won't move what could possibly be wrong?

Be seen: Unless you somehow injured it in the night, it is likely either an inflammatory or infections process. Examples of inflammatory conditions that can affect the elbow include bursitis, gout, pseudo gout; infectious processes can include a cellulitis, infected bursitis, or septic elbow. It would be wise to be seen and fully evaluated. ...Read more

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My dads elbow is swollen, painful and he says he feels feverish. it started today. Is this an emergency?

My dads elbow is swollen, painful and he says he feels feverish. it started today. Is this an emergency?

Likely: A swollen and painful joint with fever can indicate infection. It should be evaluated in an ER where xrays or other tests can be done to determine nature of problem and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Bone in elbow is swollen and arm pain ?

Bone in elbow is swollen and arm pain ?

??: Hard to tell from you short entry as to what to tell you if the problem persists it would be best to seek medical attention. ...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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I fell yesterday I'm 61 left elbow is swollen and can't touch my should with fingertips. X-ray or not?

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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I broke my elbow 2 weeks ago at work. Now the elbow is swollen like it is filled with liquid. Is this normal?

Probably: ? Are you under care with an orthopedic surgeon/ if so you should discuss with him or her if it is an undisplaced fracture then swelling could be for several weeks esp if you are still using it elevation may help and some sort of elbow support like a heelbo ( which you can get at a surgical supply store) please discuss this with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from gas for years now and it is not going away the gas stay in every part of my body right now my elbow is swollen from the gas?

I have been suffering from gas for years now and it is not going away the gas stay in every part of my body right now my elbow is swollen from the gas?

Gas stays in your: Gastrointestinal tract only and can't spread to other body parts or structures.The elbow is swollen due to some local process and is not related to the gas. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dads elbow is swollen, painful and he says he feels feverish. it started today should I take him to the er?

It: May be simple inflammation or even an infection. Taking him to the ER will allow the doctor to determine this and the need for possible antibiotics if it's an infection ...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?

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