Nothing really, it just aches and aches. I can't make it go away, it just comes on and then in a day or sometimes two or three (it's getting to this stage now) it goes away by itself. (I don't notice it after excersize or anything).
Unfortuantely it's becoming more frequent and for longer periods.
No there is no swelling, redness or abrasions etc...
They just look normal but they ache. Although there is the issue about the tiny black dot on my left elbow pit, which has taken over the vein. Unfortunately, this happened after using drugs on one occasion, I have no idea what it means though, and I'm not sure if that is relevant as both arms can ache, sometimes at the same time or sometimes one at a time.
Probably 1/3rd in of from the elbow pit, approximately 2-4cm. Hope that makes sense.
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Hi Dr Thomas,
Just want to clarify some points:
1. Scar Tissue: My elbow pits don't look as if they have any scar tissue. Could this be a result of missing veins, or the chemicals which are used it the drugs? This only started happening in 2010 while I was frequently injecting drugs, at least once a day.
2. Arthritis: It is definitely not the bone that is hurting, or elbow joint which is hurting. It is the inner arm. - Also no family history.
3. Tendinitis: There is no pain on the outer part of the elbow or any tenderness over the lateral epicondyle. There is also not any significant increase in pain with movement if the pain is not already there. There was no physical activity being done at the time of the onset. (March2010 - Sept2010).
I will get an MRI. Unfortunately, they are very expensive, and it is Saturday, so I will have to wait until next week when i'm not at university.
Could a trapped air-bubble or collection of small air-bubbles result in this pain. Also, in your opinion what is the probability of this issue being serious, and what would you say it is. I understand that I will have to see my GP, and possibly some other specialists and get the relevant diagnostic tests.
But it is definitely not the bone that is affected or the elbow joints etc. I am not certain, as my specialty lies way outside of the medical field, but I think it could be muscle, veins, or tissue.
Sorry for the long question, really appreciate your help.
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