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Small hard lump under skin on forearm

A member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Lumps and bumps: Sounds like a fatty tumor, most of which are lipoma. Okay to check with your doc on an elective (not urgent) schedule. Lipoma are benign fatty tumor, ... Read More
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 48 years experience
Skin lump: Usually possibilities include a cyst, a lymph node, or a lipoma. However there are many other rarer possibilities. It is prudent to ask your doctor t... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Get examined: Could just be a cyst. The bruise could suggest underlying blood disorder. Give us some feedback!
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
See a doctor: Without being able to see this and examine you cannot possibly diagnose. Go see a doctor, perhaps a dermatologist.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 72 years experience
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Inclusion cyst: What you described is consistent with an inclusion cyst. It is not dangerous and there is no urgency. When you see your doctor next time ask her/him t... Read More
Dr. Anuj Sonawala
Pathology 20 years experience
See below: If this is in forearm near the wrist (either side of wrist), a ganglion cyst is favored. As with any 'firm lump' in the skin/subcutis, these are the p... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feyisayo Adeyina
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No worries: Sounds like a lipoma. which is some fatty tissue collected under the skin. A definitive diagnosis can be made by your provider
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Anthony
Dermatology 22 years experience
Probably not: Usually would be a benign cyst or lipoma (fatty tumor). Still it is best to have it evaluated by a physician.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Forearm lump: Best to seek in person examination by Derm or Surgeon. Could be lipoma, cyst, etc. Needs removal and biopsy.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Lipoma: Hi, little fatty bumps that are mobile under the skin may be benign masses called lipomas. These are noncancerous fatty tumors that can be surgically... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Possible Lipoma: Lipomas are benign fatty tumors. They tend to feel firm or rubbery, are mobile, and are always non-tender. They do not tend to resolve on their own.... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Lipoma: It is probably a lipoma but that can only be confirmed by physical examination.A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually fo... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Skin lump: This may be a lipoma(fatty tissue growth) or inclusion cyst. Redness is a sign of irritation or infection as a rule. In view of the change in this ski... Read More
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