Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
146 Doctors are Online

Sore joints & muscles, headaches, lump on elbow. Blood tests normal. Had IUD removal. Advise?

User rating for this question
Answered by

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Practicing since : 1994
Answered : 9086 Questions
I was admitted to hospital 3 wks ago with pid from an iud, since then I ve had sore joints, muscles, headaches, but the doctors says my blood tests are normal, i also have a lump under the skin on the innerside of my lbow, please can you advise me
Kind regards XXXXXXX
Posted Mon, 21 May 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 17 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain in the muscles and joints that you are having is not likely to be related to the removal of IUD.
Such generalized body aches without any hematological abnormality are commonly seen after a generalized viral illness. This can also result from an electrolyte imbalance or hormonal imbalance like hypothyroidism.
Usually such pains improve on taking mild pain killers like ibuprofen. Leading a healthy lifestyle with plenty of fluids and vitamin supplements will be helpful in early recovery. In case the symptoms are persistent then a thorough evaluation is needed.
The lump on the inner side of your elbow could be a soft tissue swelling like sebaceous cyst, lipoma, ganglion, fibroma or a bony swelling. A direct examination will help in exact diagnosis and further treatment.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor