Pain where arm was previously broken

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When I was 14, I broke my left arm. I have a metal plate on the ulna and had a rod in the radius.

I'm 21. The past few days my arm has been experiencing pains. I woke up this morning and it's worse. Stinging and cramping pain in my elbow and around the metal plate.

I'm debating on going to the doctor because it's probably just arthritis and don't want to waste the doctors time.

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    Of course you must go to the doctors. You will not be wasting their time.  Never say "just" arthritis as this can be very disabling if left without treatment. Best to let a doctor have a look and give an opinion. Have you been using the arm more lately? or lifting heavy items?

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    Hope you have been to the doctors.   Any pain in an area where there is a metal plate or fixings needs attention. It could be the rod or plate working loose,or a problem around them.   
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