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Posted on Thu, 16 Jun 2016
Question: I have pain in elbow for weeks not going away. Going for Protine test Tuesday and want to know if I need to get more blood work done to help me with this pain or just ask for the Xray?
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
A x ray is useful

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. Pain in elbow can be due to tennis elbow. In this condition there is no role of blood test or x ray. Other cause can be arthritis of elbow. Before I advised you any further I would like to know little detail of the illness.
1. Since when you are having these symptoms?
2.Did you had any injury to elbow ?
3. Did you have Diabetes ?
please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you. thanks
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (24 minutes later)
About two months now, no injury happened.
No I'm not a diabete.
I work in a kitchen with RD in the office and take meds for stroke, I had in 2001.

I just started to write this so there is a lot of blanks not filled in yet.
Medical History XXXXXXX XXXX                    1-May-16               
Male      59     Fat     230 Lbs.     Some Muscle               
                                   
Blood work for                                    
Warfarin Sodium 5 MG TAB                                   
Warfarin Sodium 1 MG TAB                                   
On Tuesday                    3-May-16               
                                   
Stroke          9-Jul-01                         
effected vision and total body pain balance                                    
double vision repaired 14 XXXXXXX 2002 returned to work 28 XXXXXXX 2002, full duty no restrictions                                   
Hydro therapy for back, neck and legs; and eye muscles w/dept. of perception                                    
Blood pressure increased aneurism in thoracic aorta too small to operate 2005 rechecked yearly in Philly till 2011 then switched to Dr. Pancholy. All catheterizations (2) 1 in Philly through leg vein and 1 in Scranton through right arm. Year stress tests and every two years ultrasound                    101 G Meds                    
     MY Meds                    
1     Amlodipine Besylate 10 MG TAB                    1 a day
2     Warfarin Sodium 5 MG TAB                    2 a day
3     Warfarin Sodium 1 MG TAB                    1 a day
4     Crestor 10 MG TAB                    1 a day
5     Gabapentin 300 MG Capule                     3 a day
6     Tramadol HCL Tab 50 MG                    1 - 3 X a day
7     Topiramate 25 MG                     1 am 2 pm
8     Paroxetine HCL 20 MG TAB                    1 a day
9     Folic Acid 1 MG TAB                    1 a day
10     Metoprolol Succer 25 MG TAB                    1 a day
11     Prednisone 10 MG TAB                    1 a day
12     Meloxicam 15 MG TAB                    1 a day am

I have more, but I can't remember, which is making me wonder why do I need all and how can I cut some of them out before I retirer and loose my insurance. My savings will gone on meds that I will have pick and choose...

Ty XXXXXXX

I have 9 brothers and sisters and 3 died of cancer. I'm a smoker and have cut back to 1/2 pack and am doing better at quiting than I expected. I'm number 7 so I have at least twenty years or ten if I get it.                    

and I'm right handed.
My 1st cousin had luckimina
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You need to stop few of these medication

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. I think you have tennis elbow. You need to apply tennis elbow band at elbow which you can get at any medical store. It should be applied during day time and at night you can remove it. Along with this hot water fomentation is also useful.
For medication you are taking number 11 is most serious of all. It is a steroid and taking it for long time is not advised. I would recommend you to discuss with your doctor and stop it gradually. Remember it cannot be stopped immediately as it can cause withdrawal symptoms. Meloxicam can also be stopped as it is a pain killer but it is not good for heart patient specially those on warfarin.
I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any other followup questions.
thanks
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Brief Answer: A x ray is useful Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. Pain in elbow can be due to tennis elbow. In this condition there is no role of blood test or x ray. Other cause can be arthritis of elbow. Before I advised you any further I would like to know little detail of the illness. 1. Since when you are having these symptoms? 2.Did you had any injury to elbow ? 3. Did you have Diabetes ? please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you. thanks