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Small mobile tender mass when leaning on elbow. Is it a cyst causes my elbow pain and how do I fix it?

Small mobile tender mass when leaning on elbow. Is it a cyst causes my elbow pain and how do I fix it?

Olecranon bursitis: The olcranon process is the back of the hunge joint at the elbow. A bursa is a sac that sits over the outside of a joint to cushion the soft tissues from injury. The olecranon bursa can become inflamed, usually from trauma, like leaning a lot on your elbows. An inflamed bursa is called a bursitis. It is often treated with anti-inflammatoies, ace wraps, aspiration of fluid, or a cortisone injection. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I'm pretty sure my cyst in my elbow ruptured because the cyst is gone and my elbow now has a shot glass worth of liquid in it. Leave it or drain it? Thx

I'm pretty sure my cyst in my elbow ruptured because the cyst is gone and my elbow now has a shot glass worth of liquid in it. Leave it or drain it? Thx

Depends: Some providers will drain it while others will teach you how to wrap it in the hopes that it will reabsorb on its own, especially in order to reduce the risk of introducing infection. Your physician can evaluate you further to help you determine the best course. ...Read more

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Three weeks ago I had cyst removed by my elbow other side by joint since surgery I been having burning and now sharp needle pains in my wrist why?

Three weeks ago I had cyst removed by my elbow other side by joint since surgery I been having burning and now sharp needle pains in my wrist why?

Nerve irritation: It could be that one of the nerves near your elbow was irritated during surgery, this can take a while to heal, I recommend you follow up with the surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a cyst in the inner part of my elbow. It doesn't hurt but lately it has started to make are uncomfortable. Should I get it looked at?

I have a cyst in the inner part of my elbow. It doesn't hurt but lately it has started to make are uncomfortable. Should I get it looked at?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes cysts on left arm between elbow and wrist?

What causes cysts on left arm between elbow and wrist?

Ganglion: These are ganglion cysts, usually caused by repetitive flexing of the joint. Generally benign; however, if painful should be seen by orthopedics. ...Read more

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I have cyst inside both arms in the fold of where my elbows are?

I have cyst inside both arms in the fold of where my elbows are?

Get them removed by: A surgeon if they're getting bigger. Usually they are benign. Could be sebaceous cyst, lipoma/ fatty tumor etc. Go see your primary dr first. ...Read more

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Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

Unlikely: Usually ganglion pain is localized to the affected wrist. However if it is affecting movement and one is compensating for the pain it could cause referred pain to other joints on the same extremity. ...Read more

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If a lump above the elbow shows by an ultrasound that it is not a cyst then what is it? What will an MRI be able to show?

If a lump above the elbow shows by an ultrasound that it is not a cyst then what is it? What will an MRI be able to show?

If it is not: A cyst, then it is a solid mass. There are a variety of possibilities for a solid mass. MRI may be able to narrow down the possibilities, or make a specific diagnosis. For example, if the mass demonstrates fat signal characteristics, it is probably a benign lipoma. Ultrasound cannot provide this kind of soft tissue specificity. MRI also provides superior anatomic delineation. ...Read more

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I am waiting for a rotator cuff operation and have been diagnosed with a cyst, now I have an itch on my hand and elbow. What can I do for this?

I am waiting for a rotator cuff operation and have been diagnosed with a cyst, now I have an itch on my hand and elbow. What can I do for this?

Ok: Plan of action:
1. Have rotator cuff repaired by surgeon as scheduled.
2. Take opposite hand and scratch itching hand and elbow. This can be done by applying a repetitive side to side sweeping motion with your fingernails over the itchy area. If you get real fancy you can try a back scratcher. ...Read more

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Was told I have ganglion cyst on elbow and to take anti inflammatory meds. To me, that is a temporary solution. My elbow swells and pain in arm...?

Was told I have ganglion cyst on elbow and to take anti inflammatory meds. To me, that is a temporary solution. My elbow swells and pain in arm...?

Bursitis. See a doc: You have what we call bursitis.

you could see your doctor, for aspiration and treatment they usually keep coming back.
you might see a surgeon for possible surgery to have it removed.
it is an inflammation caused the fluid to leak outside the joint, anti inflammatory medication could slow down the process.
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Diagnosed with thyroid cysts two weeks ago, I have soreness in the l limp nodes under my arm and my elbows especially my left arm what dose this mean.

Diagnosed with thyroid cysts two weeks ago, I have soreness in the l limp nodes under my arm and my elbows especially my left arm what dose this mean.

Lymph nodes: Please have your doctor refer you to a specialist regarding your lymph nodes.

You are quite young to have two vertebral compression fractures. Are you on treatment for that? Has anyone suggested that your compression fractures can be restored to normal height? Please discuss this with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I do if I didn't know that the "pimple" on the inside of my elbow was actually a boil/infection until today and picked at it yesterday and drained it slightly because I thought it was a pimple/cyst?

What should I do if I didn't know that the "pimple" on the inside of my elbow was actually a boil/infection until today and picked at it yesterday and drained it slightly because I thought it was a pimple/cyst?

Needs to be drained: Drainage indicated an infected sweat gland or oil gland. If it drained a little bit, then it needs to be drained more by a bigger cut by a doctor. PLEASE GO AND SEE YOUR DOCTOR OR URGENT CARE TO GET THIS DONE. ...Read more

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I had ganglion cyst removed 4 months ago and I still have wrist hand elbow pain how long will this last?

I had ganglion cyst removed 4 months ago and I still have wrist hand elbow pain how long will this last?

Sometimes a ganglion: Cyst is really secondary to other issues in the region it arose from such as underlying degenerative changes or arthritis. Ask your surgeon as to the possible causes of your ongoing symptoms. ...Read more

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Got an xray of my elbow. Might be fractured. F/u in a week. Dr called, said I have a bone cyst. Should I be worried? What should I do?

Repeat X-ray: Bone cysts are usually of no concern. But they do create a "weak spot" which can fracture. The reason for the repeat xray is because elbow fractures can be very subtle. They become more obvious after 7-10 days. If there is high suspicion for fxr, or fluid in the joint, then repeat xrays are needed. ...Read more

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I had a bug bite 8 months back on my left arm near the elbow, it's become hard lump now. Doctor earlier said its an epidermoid cyst and asked to obser?

I had a bug bite 8 months back on my left arm near the elbow, it's become hard lump now. Doctor earlier said its an epidermoid cyst and asked to obser?

Bug Bite Lump: It probably is a lumpy scar called Keloid or a benign skin tumor called Dermatofibroma. Cysts in general are soft and compressible. See a Dermatologist. It can be easily taken care of. ...Read more

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Lump near my elbow. An MRI and ultrasound showed as normal. Doc said it was not cyst/cancer but didn't rec surgery unless it hurt or grew. What is it?

Lump near my elbow. An MRI and ultrasound showed as normal. Doc said it was not cyst/cancer but didn't rec surgery unless it hurt or grew. What is it?

CYSTS ARE NOT CANCER: If MRI and ultrasound are normal and doctor said it is not cyst/cancer than you do not have to worry, it is not cancer
cysts are lumps filled with gelatinous substances and can be left alone and cause no problem, but these lumps can be surgically removed. Any general surgeon can do it
but if it is not even cyst than you leave it alone and follow your docs advice. ...Read more

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