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A 47-year-old female asked:

My son has a small pea sized harding moveable lump under his skin in his arm between his wrist and elbow. it doesnt stick out and is not paint. he just noticed it today.what are the possible things this could be? he doesnt have any other symptoms.

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Dr. Richard Thompson
Specializes in Travel Medicine
? ganglion cyst: Your son most likely has a ganglion cyst. You can GOOGLE this and see if you recognize it. Sometimes they are painful while enlarging, but when stable they no longer hurt. The wrist area is a very common area for this to occur. The treatment is "expectant" meaning just watch it, document its size, and it may disappear. If it is a ganglion cyst it is a benign condition.
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