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A 53-year-old male asked:

Pea sized roundish lump between bone and skin 1/4 inch below the point of elbow and 1/2 inch towards the outer side as opposed to directly below. moves slightly when pushed. feels about as firm as a gummy bear. no pain. what is it likely to be?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Elbow: The part of the elbow you are describing is the olecranon. There is a bursa in the area and it is where the triceps muscle tendons insert. Causes for swelling would be bursa, tendon or cyst on the tendon or a skin fibroadenoma.
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