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Second opinion] - 3 weeks ago I fell down a flight of stairs

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Second opinion] - 3 weeks ago I fell down a flight of stairs and injured my rt. elbow. Had it examined and x-rayed by my own doctor. He said it was only a soft flesh wound and bruised elbow bone. There is still swelling around the elbow joint and I can't remember if I should put ice or heat on it to decrease swelling. Thanks for any help you can provide. Sincerely, N.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: Great, but it seemed better when I put ice on it, but I wanted a better opinion.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have Type 2 diabetes and am about 30 lbs. overweight. But that seems unrelated to the elbow. It is new swelling since the accident, not fat.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

How is the swelling now compared to when it occurred?