A 36-year-old male asked:
I have 3 painful nodules on my arm, what could be the cause and is it advisable to have them removed ?
i have had them for over 4 years but they were not painful and they were not as big,
recently the nodules have grown and they are painful.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see a doctor for an evaluation and to chart a course of treatment.
Wish you good health!
6 viewsReviewed Feb 05, 2021
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Arm nodules : I could not be sure without an in-person examination. Most likely this is an enlarged lymph node. It can be lipoma, or neurofibroma. See a doctor
6 viewsAnswered Feb 03, 2021
Last updated Feb 5, 2021
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