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Swollen Elbow Hot To Touch
My 2 year old son has a swollen place that starts at his elbow hot to touch and hurts should he go to emergency room?
Swollen elbow: Yes ASAP please. Unless if his pediatrician can see him right away. Good luck. ...Read more
My boyfriend was bit by something on his elbow. It is swollen red hot to touch and very sore. It has been about three days now.
I have a bug bite on my elbow that's swollen to the size of a baseball. It's very hot to the touch and feels like I hit my funny bone only constant.
Fell on elbow last night. Very painful constant pain especially when touched. Its red, swollen and feels hot to touch. Is it fractured or just bruised?
Only an exam & ---: -images can tell U if fractured. If the swelling is just under the skin, it would B a blood filled olecranon bursa. I rec Cing a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon for eval & care. Image is of an infected bursa but this is where the swelling would B. In the meantime ice, sling & Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4 pain. ...Read more
Had a very long operation to remove a blood clot from my throat which then caused a clot in leg now elbow is swollen, sore and extremely hot to touch?
Be seen: Sounds serious. I would recommend you inform your doctor ASAP ...Read more
My husband has a bump by his elbow. It is red, hot and swollen. He woke up saturday morning with it. We don't see any bite marks?
Olecronon Bursitis: There is a large bursa over the elbow that normally is flat. It can become swollen from injury or infection. Sometimes just leaning on the elbow will cause some inflammation, usally goes away with heat and ibuprofen. If his elbow is real painful and it hurts to move his elbow, I am very concerned about a possible infection. This often needs to be drained. See your doctor. ...Read more
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
Boyfriend lifted weights/did push ups last night; hour later his right arm was swollen. Still swollen today. Solid/hard to touch; swishy @ elbow.?
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
I have an area on my forearm by my elbow that is swollen and extremely painful to touch it's not red, warm and no rash just came out of nowhere ideas?
See a doctor: Swelling and extreme pain are signs of infection or other serious problem. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more
My husband is 64, had a lowgrade fever of 100 degrees f, and extreme fatigue. His right elbow is red, hot, and swollen.
Seek care: The elbow is a complicated part of the body, and infections can spread to the joint, the bones, or the bursa. He needs to be evaluated to see if he needs antibiotics, cultures, or other management. I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more
Daughter, 25, just had a procedure yesterday to burst a kidney stone. They put her to sleep went up in. Today left elbow swollen & hot no pain?
Let me explain:
If she have no problems in the elbow before most likely some pressure from positioning during the procedure she have most likely will subside.
The second reason she could have problems in the elbow and know she recurrence of it. Did she have gout? .
If so should be treat it. ...Read more
Woke up & still 2wks later have: swollen tight hands w numbness tingling & red hot fingertips w pain in elbows. Wakes me up in night w severe pain.
Complicated: Unusual set of symptoms in one your age. Complexity indicates that a doctor needs to be involved. A neurologist seems to be the type of specialist who can best diagnose your problem. Carpal tunnel and thoracic outlet syndrome might be considerations, but these are only wild guesses. Cock-up wrist splints worn at night will help if is carpal tunnel. ...Read more
Elbow, forearm, and finger pain. Arm cannot straighten my right arm has not been able to straighten at all for 6 months. My last three fingers get numb, my elbow stays swollen and warm to the touch. My elbow cannot bend upward. When I try it feels like th
Did: Did you get an mri? I think an MRI would be helpful to see if there is any sort of mechanical block to your extension such as a loose body (a piece of cartilage that is stuck in the joint). If your last three fingers are getting numb, this may be sign of an ulnar nerve compression. ...Read more
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
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
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.
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
Have it evaluated.: It would be infected. Have it evaluated by a doctor if you are concerned. It may also just improved with time. ...Read more
My brother hit me above the elbow with a utensial and its swollen and when I try to straighten arm it hurts I don't want it to be broken?
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Ouch being hit with a utensil and getting a swollen arm from your brother is a bummer. Make sure you are in a safe environment.
Try to keep it in a position it does not hurt.
Use an ice pack on it.
If worse after that
go to Urgent care or doctors office.
Dr Lori Lange ...Read more
My daughter fell and scraped her elbow and now its swollen I applied ice and now it's still swollen is this normal what should I do next?
Pain?: You have to make sure it is just a bruise and nothing more, like a fracture. Make sure the joint is mobile and there is no sign of infection that can also cause swelling. ...Read more
Twisted & popped elbow, it tingles, little swollen, looks different, hurts, locks up & catches, pops a lot.? Was during a backhandspring
Orthopaedic surgeon: You may have dislocated or fractured your elbow and need to see an orthopaedic surgeon for x-rays and physical exam. Elbow instability and fractures can be difficult to treat. The sooner the problem is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated. Make sure your orthopaedic surgeon is board certified and is experienced with elbow trauma. ...Read more