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A 28-year-old female asked:

small bb size lump on arm that doesn't move, won't go away, almost in armpit. started like tiny pimple! 2 siblings, mother, three g-parents/cancer ?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Have it checked: by your doctor. It may just be a skin cyst, or a calcification that is benign, or a post-infectious inflammation, but it is best to have it examined to be sure.

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A 45-year-old female asked:

I am 45 with 3 failed ivfs, 5 yrs ago. Benign ovar. Cyst removed then. Last period jul 10. Hcg 464 (20 dpo) & 843 (22.5 dpo) mild cramp, no bleed, ache 1 side. Ectopic, cancer, menopause?

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Dr. Adam Newman
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Seems ok: Is DPO days post ovulation? If so, your HCG roughly doubled in 48 hours...That is a good textbook rise! a mild cramp is common, and no bleeding is always good. Seems to me you are pregnant! no indication of ectopic, no reason to think cancer (hcg producing cancers are typically seen in much younger women ie teens and 20's) and menopause doesn't give you rising hcg. So for now, congrats and luck!

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