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A 34-year-old female asked:

I have small bumps under my skin, mostly on my forearm.they are cyst like and itchy. could itbe neurofibroma?

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Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Doubt it: If you had neurofibromatosis, you should have been diagnosed at a much younger age. Neurofibromas are characteristically firm, as they are solid nerve tumors, rather than cystic structures. Itching is not a typical symptom of a neurofibroma, rather a symptom reflecting allergy or inflammation. A contact dermatitis or other skin condition sounds more likely. See your pcp or a dermatologist.
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