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Strained elbow at work. Forearm swelled. Now swollen above elbow on the back of my arm. Swelling happened hours later. Is this normal?

Strained elbow at work. Forearm swelled. Now swollen above elbow on the back of my arm.  Swelling happened hours later. Is this normal?

No: Any atypical swelling is not normal but a reaction secondary to a traumatic event. A lot depends on how you injured it. Eccentric contraction or overloading of the elbow can injure a number of tendons and ligaments that surround the elbow. It is also important to note whether or not there was a pop or a deformity associated with the injury. If the swelling does not improve i would recc evaluation. ...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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Swollen elbow no pain?

Swollen elbow no pain?

Possible bursitis: Is it over the elbow tip? It is probably olecranon bursitis. Talk to your doctor. The excess fluid can be removed. ...Read more

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Swollen elbow over trained working out think i over trained

Swollen  elbow  over trained working out  think i  over trained

Joint or outside?: If you elbow is swollen in the joint (fluid filled), you may have acutely injured the joint cartilage itself. If the swelling is on the outside near the bony prominence, you may have injured or irritated a ligament or tendon. Try icing it, resting for a few days, and if it doesn't get better, i would see a primary care sports med doc, ortho or family doc to better evaluate it. ...Read more

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Why would the inside of my elbows both of them get swollen they hurt?

Elbow: Sounds like you have "golfer's elbow" or medial epicondylitis. You don't have to be a golfer to get this. See an ortho. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a swollen painful in elbow. Please help?

What do you suggest if I have a swollen painful in elbow. Please help?

Elbow compress: If you do not think it is infection, ice and elevate. Try a compression wrap and rest it. If it is hot and red or if you have fevers or chills, get it looked at immediately. ...Read more

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Inner elbow (below fold) is swollen. How do I know if it is the supratrachlear node?

Inner elbow (below fold) is swollen.  How do I know if it is the supratrachlear node?

Depends: I assume this is a recent change. Do you have a wound or infection near to the swelling? If a lymph gland is inflamed or infected, it is enlarged, firm and tender. If you have these findings, or if it is enlarged, irregular and nontender, then get it checked soon. Otherwise, get it checked if not improving. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My husband has a circular part on his elbow that is full of swollen circles. When popped, a creme like substance oozes from them. It is very painful.

Go see your/his doc: Abscesses are pus pockets that can occur anywhere on body. Best to go see family doc regarding his condition, especially if any redness and/or fever/sweats/chills. ...Read more

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Hard forearm and blue swollen on elbows?

Blue elbows: Sounds like its resulting from some sort of trauma. Seek medical attention if this the case. ...Read more

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