What does a lump in the crook of elbow indicate? - Online Doctor Chats
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I just wrote a long list of additional health information. Do you have that?
yes, I have read it
I do not see the additional information
You have a new large lump on the elbow
and had bronchitis and asthma for which you just finished the treatment
Please let me know about your query now?
Would you like to discuss on the lump in the crook of elbow?
Yes, I just noticed the lump. The only other symptom I notice is a flushing of my skin in my face. I am an obese 72 year old woman with a post-operative girdlestone procedure from 2010. I have health issues stemming from that illness and the
The skin on my hands and arms has also been itching. I have not slept except for short periods since I started the prednisone 7 days ago. I finished both medicines yesterday.
Could this be a result of taking the medicines?
Your lump problem is not related to both the medicines that you finished yesterday
NO, both are unrelated
neither biaxin nor prednisone can cause the lump
The lump is a separate entity that has popped up
It could be due to trauma or insidious in onset
what is the consistency of the lump?
Is it soft or hard?
It is firm, not squshy
how is the dimensions of it?
was there any trauma to your elbow prior to this?
I have a small lump under in my right armpit that has been there for years ... doesn't change much. The new lump is about 1-1/2 to 2 inches in circumference and raised about 1/2"
No trauma to my body except wracking cough spasms due to illness
Looks like a large ganglia cyst to me. I have had one of those on my wrist before.
yes, it is possible to be a ganglion
If it is painless or not bothersome, you can leave it alone
What brings them on and do they appear this large this fast?
The onset can be insidious
for no reason
They do not appear large this fast
perhaps it was pre-existing, and enlarged now due to hemorrhage inside it
or acute inflammation setting in, in the last 2 days
there is no specific cause for it
however certain risk factors like pre-existing osteoarthritis, tendon or joint injury can predispose one to ganglion
I do not think it was there before today. There is no redness, just itching around it. It is not painful ... just worried because I now have health issues due to the infection and surgeries I had on my hip. Vanomycin and Invanz for 12 weeks caused kidney problems and I have had a bladder/urinary problem that has defied diagnosis. I don't know when to worry about infection and when not to worry.
I cannot take NSAIDs for inflamation
it must be difficult for you
yes, you cannot in view of your age
I would suggest you to give hot fomentation locally to the lump area thrice daily for next 2 days
it should mostly subside by then
Do not fiddle with it
It is not infection
It seems to be a benign lump
that should go away soon
You do not need to take medicines or need active management of this swelling at this moment
Wait and watch for a few days
okay, I will do that for this. Another question? I have not been able to sleep prone because of the breathing difficulties this past week ... much better today. Could sleeping in a recliner cause problems?
did you get the text that I just typed in?
A recliner should help you sleep better
Your head end has to be elevated to more than 45 degrees for you to sleep and breathe better
Continue the treatment for asthma
you are on the right drugs
I got the message about not treating the lump except for heat to it. Not an infection and should go away soon. No management or medicines needed at this time.
you have got most of my points
please ask me other queries that you may have
I guess that is all ... all other issues are being addressed by my doctors. We are due for snow and I wanted to be sure I didn't have to call or see a doctor right away.
are you there?
no, you do not need to see a doctor right away
take care as you are due for snow
Keep yourself warm at all times
with warm surrounding as well
Everyone is a specialist and you can't address all concerns in visits to them ... leaves a lot of unanswered questions when things come up.
A vigilant caretaking on your behalf, can prevent most of health problems
Yes, that is right
Thank you. I am not alone or in need. I was just worried.
You may not be able to discuss all with the specialist
nothing to be worried
You may relax
You should be better soon
wish you good health
it's my pleasure to chat with you
Shall we end the chat now?
Not when you begin to experience multiple illnesses. Other than my kidneys, weight, and disability I have no other major issues or major illness that I know of. Thank you. Yes we can end.
take care then
Bye for now
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