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I have this hard bump on my elbow. Its movable and I was wondering if I should get it clocked out. It has been there for 8 months now. ?

I have this hard bump on my elbow. Its movable and I was wondering if I should get it clocked out. It has been there for 8 months now. ?

Probably benign: I would have this checked out only f it is bothering you. Otherwise I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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My boyfriend gets random bumps under the surface of his skin. They do not pop up too often and when they do they usually go away pretty quick. But they are usually about the size of a quarter and are hard. He has one in his elbow that is always there. The

My boyfriend gets random bumps under the surface of his skin. They do not pop up too often and when they do they usually go away pretty quick. But they are usually about the size of a quarter and are hard. He has one in his elbow that is always there. The

These : These could be either cystic lesions or nodules. There are many different types, some more worrisome than others. The fact that they go away is a good sign. However, the bottom line here is to have an evaluation by his primary care provider or dermatologist for a clear diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an elbow that has hort for weeks and is also causing muscles in and around to hurt and weaken grip and lifting capability. Now a hard bump is s?

I have an elbow that has hort for weeks and is also causing muscles in and around to hurt and weaken grip and lifting capability. Now a hard bump is s?

Wart on elbow?: If it is indeed a wart (caused by a viral infection of the skin cells) then the least noxious solution is to buy yourself a roll of Duct tape (yes, Garrison Keillor's favorite for everything) and cut a little patch of it and cover the wart every night for 6 weeks. 80% cure rate! If that doesn't work then chemicals (salicylic acid), then freezing and finally burning it off electrically (most noxio ...Read more

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Have had a rash that does NOT itch unless it's scratched and small, hard bumps around it, located at the back of the forearm, just below the elbow. ?

Have had a rash that does NOT itch unless it's scratched and small, hard bumps around it, located at the back of the forearm, just below the elbow.   ?

A picture is worth a: thousand words. I highly recommend you have your doctor or dermatologist look at it. A fixed location skin eruption that doesn't really itch should be carefully evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a small lump/bump under skin near elbow on outer forearm. Its skin colour, feels softish (i think) and seems to disappear if i press on it hard?

I have a small lump/bump under skin near elbow on outer forearm. Its skin colour, feels softish (i think) and seems to disappear if i press on it hard?

Skin lump: Usually possibilities include a cyst, a lymph node, or a lipoma. However there are many other rarer possibilities. It is prudent to ask your doctor to evaluate the lesion. You should go promptly if the lesion is growing or changing. ...Read more

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My left elbow is slightly swollen and it's hard to move/flex my elbow due to the throbbing pain. There's also a small bump of pus. How do I treat this?

My left elbow is slightly swollen and it's hard to move/flex my elbow due to the throbbing pain. There's also a small bump of pus. How do I treat this?

Take it to a Dr.: If there's pus and throbbing, it's an indication of infection. That's better addressed by a provider who can prescribe antibiotics if needed. Cleaning out the wound incompletely would just lead to having to deal with it later - so go to a clinic or your provider. It's a chance to discover the underlying cause (if not an injury) and deal with that too. Best! ...Read more

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Hit my arm hard week ago, elbow very bruised still painfully, hard bump and swollen where hit. Hurts , xray no fracture. Please help?

Hit my arm hard week ago, elbow very bruised still painfully, hard bump and swollen where hit.  Hurts , xray no fracture. Please help?

If U hit the point-: -of the elbow there is a bursa & it often fills with blood or fluid, & can swell quite a lot. If U have a scrape or skin violated it can become infected. Early Rx is best. C an orthopedist 4 eval sometimes aspiration is done and steroids injected. This is extraarticular so no steroid enters the joint. Then usually wrap, NSAIDS & antibiotics only if infected. ...Read more

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Bumps on my itchy elbows don't go away! what do I do?

Bumps on my  itchy elbows don't go away! what do I do?

Hyperkeratosis: When skin thickens on the elbows and knees it gets bumpy, rough and sometimes itch. This is best treated with a skin exfoliating cream. There are over-the-counter creams with 12% ammonium lactate to start with. However, sometimes you may need a prescription cream to help those really stubborn spots. ...Read more