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Fell on elbow, diagnosis w bursitus after x-ray. No swelling improvement after 3 days w ice/motrin. Some hand numbness and limited fx. Normal?

Fell on elbow, diagnosis w bursitus after x-ray. No swelling improvement after 3 days w ice/motrin. Some hand numbness and limited fx. Normal?

Elbow bursitis: After trauma may take some time to resolve. In the absence of infection, patience is needed. A gentle compressive sleeve or elvow pad may help comress the tissues and avoid repeat trauma but just as long as the skin does not irritated and the elbow does not get stiff. Ice and nsaids work well. For chronic issues an injection with cortisine or for very refractory cases a sclerosing agent may help. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I fell on elbow and was diagnosed with bursitis after an x-ray. There is no swelling and there is improvement after 3 days with motrin/ice. I also have hand numbness and limited functionality. Is it normal?

Could be: A trauma bad enough to cause bursal swelling could also be putting some pressure on the ulnar nerve on the inside of the elbow. This could cause some numbness in the ring and small finger of the hand. Keep up with the Motrin and ice. If numbness does not go away in a few weeks, get it checked out. ...Read more

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What to do for a 10 yr old that feels throat swelling...Trouble breathing and hand numbness?

What to do for a 10 yr old that feels throat swelling...Trouble breathing and hand numbness?

ANAPHYLACTIC REACTIO: You could be having allergy to something called anaphylactic reaction. If you have Epinephrine shot use it. Otherwise go to er ! ...Read more

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Left hand numbness + sharp pain. Sign of early pregnancy? Carpel tunnel? Am i pregnant? Help!

Left hand numbness + sharp pain. Sign of early pregnancy? Carpel tunnel? Am i pregnant?  Help!

Doubt pregnancy: Could be carpel tunnel. That usually has a repitive motion history. Numbness usually. Means a nerve that has pressure on it. Different nerves got to various parts of the hand. Pressure at the elbow or wrist can caused hand numbness. I have not seen that associated. With pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is there serious concern with being light headed, nausea, right hand numbness, and loss of appetite in the second trimester of pregnancy?

Is there serious concern with being light headed, nausea, right hand numbness, and loss of appetite in the second trimester of pregnancy?

Obstetrician: These along with other related symptoms are likely related to your pregnancy. Your obstetrician, in knowing your complete prior history, should be able to address all of these questions and i recommend that you contact him. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?

How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?

Water, exercise: Swelling in pregnancy is pretty hard to avoid. The increased blood volume and lower blood pressure dilate the distal vessels and they become "leaky". Keeping your blood moving via exercise, drinking lots of water and periodically elevating your hands and feet will help. ...Read more

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During 22 week pregnancy,whole body swelling,especially feet and hands,what to do? And is there any safe diuretics during preg?

See your OB: Swelling of feet and hands can be normal or a sign of preeclampsia or eclampsia, please see your OB to check your urine for the presence of protein and to check and monitor your blood pressure. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

Hand numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's hand has decreased sensation. Numbness can be ...Read more