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A 50-year-old female asked:

i have a golf ball sized, hard, painful lump on the inside of left arm where the arm bends. it grew kind of suddenly. i've had it for about 2 weeks. ?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Lump on elbow: Could be an abscess, a bursitis ( that grows suddenly and an abscess keeps growing ) that is infected or is not infected or gout. if bursitis sometimes comes on suddenly from repetitive work , need to rest,ice ,NSAIDS and may get it drained and fluid checked . Also lyme can present this way and needs treatment f/u with doc/urgent care

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Last updated Aug 14, 2015

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