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For the last few months I've been getting sores on my knuckles and elbows. They don't hurt, and they last for weeks. What is it and is it dangerous?

For the last few months I've been getting sores on my knuckles and elbows. They don't hurt, and they last for weeks. What is it and is it dangerous?

Hard to say: Its difficult so say without being able to see the lesions in person! Psoriasis is notorious for causing red or silvery scales on the elbows. Dermatomyositis is a skin condition that can present with "gottrons papules" on the knuckles. Best of luck to you :) ...Read more

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I've had cold sores once per year for years but now have herpes once a month on different parts of my skin like elbow, knee. Why? I don't play sports

I've had cold sores once per year for years but now have herpes once a month on different parts of my skin like elbow, knee. Why? I don't play sports

This is something : I think would be better handled by your primary doctor.If they feel it's herpes outbreak monthly or more frequently:you could be prescribed medication.This medince could be taken daily to supress frequent outbreaks. ...Read more

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Hi I have sores that keep coming up like small pimples then they grow on thigh arm and elbow they get to 10 cent coin size with bright yellow pus!

Hi I have sores that keep coming up like small pimples then they grow on thigh arm and elbow they get to 10 cent coin size with bright yellow pus!

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have blood and mucus in stool, bloating, mouth sores and an itchy rash on my elbows. Are these related? What could it mean?

I have blood and mucus in stool, bloating, mouth sores and an itchy rash on my elbows. Are these related? What could it mean?

They may be related: This sounds as if you should be seen by a GI doctor and evaluated in detail as you may be having the onset of an inflammatory bowel condition, and these can also present with skin and mucous membrane findings. See someone asap. Bring a full list of all your symptoms and the time frames in which they occur, along with all medical records. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Whats golfer's elbow?

Whats golfer's elbow?

Elbow pain: Tendinitis or tendinosis of the medial or inner aspect of the elbow. This is the location where the muscles which flex your wrist and fingers originate. Symptoms would include pain and weakness in that location. It is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outer aspect or lateral aspect of the elbow. ...Read more

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When to replace elbow?

Last resort: Elbow replacement surgery is really reserved as the end of the road procedure for severe arthritis or deformity of the elbow. A replacement carries with it high risk of infection (upwards to 10%) and permanent weight lifting restrictions of less than 2-5lbs. This is really meant for low demand elderly people with failure of all other measures or severe fractures in the elderly. ...Read more

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What is golfer's elbow?

What is golfer's elbow?

Medial epicondylitis: Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a form of a family of disorders called "Insertional Tendinopathies." Essentially the attachment of the flexor-pronator muscle mass of the forearm gets a tear, which is usually microscopic, and results from a strenuous event. Golf can cause it but most cases I see are from other activities. Treatment is directed at decreasing inflammation/promote healin ...Read more

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