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I have a large soft lump on my left elbow. It has been

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Hi I have a large soft lump on my left elbow. It has been drained once but was full about 2 hours later. is there any way to remove this thing and stop it from coming back? ***** *****.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?

Soft a couple of years.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Well I haqve a lot of health problems and go to the Jackson Mississippi VA for treatment.

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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago
It sounds like you are describing olecranon bursitis, which is inflammation of a small fluid filled sac in the elbow.
It can swell due to trauma or infection. Often times the swelling will go away, but if it doesn’t, or you have recurrent swelling, you can see an orthopedic surgeon and they can discuss if you are a candidate for surgery to have the bursa removed.Does that answer your question?
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it does and I appreciate your time. Thank you.
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