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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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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.

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.

Bite: This bite has characteristics of both a local allergic reaction and inflammation/infection and will need to be treated with antihistamines and, most likely, antibiotics. I recommend that he be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Possible abscess: You may have an infection in that area that has progressed to an abscess (collection of pus). If so, this needs the attention of a doctor in-person as soon as possible to reduce the chance of complications and more severe infection. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hit outside of elbow. Now swollen and puffy and looks squishy. Hurts to touch and curl elbow in.?

Hit outside of elbow. Now swollen and puffy and looks squishy. Hurts to touch and curl elbow in.?

Bursitis?: Sounds like it could be olecranon bursitis, an inflammation and swelling of the bursa that provides cushioning about the elbow joint. Can happen with trauma. Usually resolves in a couple of weeks, but if it doesn’t you may need an evaluation and MRI. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I fell yesterday I'm 61 left elbow is swollen and can't touch my should with fingertips. X-ray or not?

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

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Boyfriend lifted weights/did push ups last night; hour later his right arm was swollen. Still swollen today. Solid/hard to touch; swishy @ elbow.?

Boyfriend lifted weights/did push ups last night; hour later his right arm was swollen. Still swollen today. Solid/hard to touch; swishy @ elbow.?

Needs checked: He could have torn, sprained his arm, developed bursitis and worse case scenario developed a blood clot. I would recommend an urgent exam by his doctor. ...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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My husband is 64, had a lowgrade fever of 100 degrees f, and extreme fatigue. His right elbow is red, hot, and swollen.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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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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.

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?

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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My elbow is swollen and painful what could be wrong?

Swollen elbow: May be a number of things including bursitis from trauma local skin infection or more serious injury and arthritis. Would be advisable to see physician and get both eyes and hands on to make diagnosis. ...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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I woke up and my elbow is swollen and won't move what could possibly be wrong?

I woke up and my elbow is swollen and won't move what could possibly be wrong?

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

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I woke up with a bite by my elbow and it's swollen, red and hard what should I do?

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

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I've got a swollen inner elbow. This happened after painting all day. What could this be?

Elbow swelling: Is it painful? . As this happened after known repeated movement of the joint it might be an irritation caused tendinitis or bursitis. ...Read more

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For the past 5 days I've had a knot on the inside of my elbow. Area is slightly swollen and red.

Elbow: Pain, redness and some swelling could be due to gout, pseudogout or bursitis with some fluid collection. A physician or orthopedic surgeon would have to examine you in order to make a diagnosis and render treatment. Any appropriate tests will be done. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Cold Pack See Dr: Hi MHolt
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.
Feel better
Dr Lori Lange ...Read more

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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

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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