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Very tender, feeling heat and painful in anterior side of elbow. Can't straighten and bend my elbow without pain. What can it be?

Very tender, feeling heat and painful in anterior side of elbow. Can't straighten and bend my elbow without pain. What can it be?

Painful elbow: You situation requires an examination by your doctor to determine the cause of your problem, as there are many possibilities. ...Read more

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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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I have a small lump near my elbow is sore and very painful, I am type2 diabetic?

I have a small lump near my elbow is sore and very painful, I am type2 diabetic?

Many possibilities: Some causes of painful “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump on my arm right above my elbow, its about the size of a quarter. Its painful to touch and feels soft, what could this be?

I have a sore lump on my arm right above my elbow, its about the size of a quarter. Its painful to touch and feels soft, what could this be?

Sore lump: Get it checked soon especially if it is red or inflamed and came about quickly over the past few days - it may very we'll be an infection in your skin localized as an abscess. Your doctor should be able to evaluate this and determine the approach to treatment. Wish you we'll and this problem resolves soon. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I have several very tender pea-sized lumps under the skin of my outer thighs and also inside the bend of my elbow. GP said fibromas? Why so painful?

I have several very tender pea-sized lumps under the skin of my outer thighs and also inside the bend of my elbow. GP said fibromas? Why so painful?

Fibromas: Fibromas are the most common painful skin tumor. They are benign.Usually removal of these is not necessary. If they continue to be particularly bothersome, I would obtain a consult with a dermatologist to be sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would cause pain and tenderness in both elbows....that radiate throughout both arms. They feel weak and very painful?

What would cause pain and tenderness in both elbows....that radiate throughout both arms. They feel weak and very painful?

Hard to say: Unfortunately without more info about where the pain is and what makes it better or worse, it's difficult to be more specific. It could be related to epicondylitis(overuse injuries to the tendons around the elbows) or olecranon bursitis(inflammation of the protective fluid filled sac at the tip of the elbow) or arthritis(a bit uncommon in the elbow in someone at 51) or even from neck issues ...Read more

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