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painless lump on upper arm

A female asked:
Dr. Carly Wilbur
Specializes in Pediatrics
Get an ultrasound: If it's painless at baseline, it could be anything from a cyst to a lipoma to a tumor. An ultrasound is not invasive and does not involve any radiatio ... Read More

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Armpit lump: hello ~ this is most likely a small lymph node in the arm-pit and you have a low grade infection in the axilla (aka hidradenitis). If you shave the h ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a derm: If it has been there for a long time and it has not undergone any changes and it's not painful then in all probability it is a non-worrisome lesion . ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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See doc: For peace of mind and relief of anxiety, best to have a doctor check it out and perhaps xray it or image it some other way if indicated.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Are there other issues, e.g, pigmented skin spots or patches? Family history ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Haft
47 years experience Internal Medicine
See MD: Hard lumps can be many things including cysts, lymph nodes and/or tumors. It is important to have it checked by a Physician to see if it needs to be ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I think it would do: You more harm than good if doctors who don't know your husband's history start guessing what the path report will say. I know it is frightening to be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
PCM: You can start with your primary care provider (family physician). He or she was assess and determine if you need to be referred to a specialist.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: A number of things from a swollen (infected) sebaceous gland to en enlarged lymph gland from infection/tumor Get it evaluated ASAP Hope this helps Dr ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Michaels
34 years experience Family Medicine
2 inches is large.: a golf ball or your eyeball are both smaller than 2 inches. A lump the size of a small plum needs to be evaluated. Since it doesn't hurt it probably ... Read More
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