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I have a pocket of fluid on the back of my elbow with no

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I have a pocket of fluid on the back of my elbow with no pain
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: No pain
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I am a diabetic
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This is likely inflammation of the bursa around the elbow or bursitis. Bursa is a fluid filled joint sac supposed to provide cushion. Bursa can get inflamed from excessive elbow use sometimes causing swelling. Pain may not always be present. Can be drained by your doctor or orthopedic surgeon as treatment. Please avoid resting your elbow against hard surface. You can use elbow brace. Icing may help reducing the welling.
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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Good
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 months ago.

Very welcome