A 26-year-old female asked:
i have a raised bump on the inside of my arm in my elbow crease. it is itchy, has no rash. i have had an ear infection 3 weeks ago could this be an inflamed epitrochlear node? should i be worried?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Patrick Sweet III answered
19 years experience Pathology
Lymphadenopathy : Unlikely that this is related to your ear infection. Lymphnodes typically drain regional anatomy. If you had a finger/forearm infection, than it would be plausible.
Answered on Dec 21, 2012
Dr. John Ebner answered
17 years experience Dermatology
Difficult to know: This is the location for the epitrochlear lymph nodes, but this could just as easily be an epidermal inclusion cyst (sebaceous cyst) or a lipoma (fatty tumor) or something more serious. I would suggest you have it evaluated if you are concerned.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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