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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes pain and swelling in the elbow and joints?

My right elbow is swollen and looking like it’s bruised but I haven’t injured it. Also, all my joints hurt. It is worse when it gets evening time. I am getting over a UTI and am treating that with augmenting. This is the second about of a UTI in 3 weeks. Last time I was given levequin.
Mon, 2 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

UTI (urinary tract infection) can cause systemic infection. And this can cause joint pains android swelling. So treatment of underlying infection will cure joint pains and swelling. So optimal treatment of UTI is needed. .

So get done urine culture and sensitivity report. Culture report will isolate the causative organism and sensitivity report will guide about effective antibiotic treatment. You are can Apply warm water pad and ice packs on joints. You are can also take painkiller like ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain relief. Don't worry, you will be alright with all these. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health.

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