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Small hard lump on elbow that does not move. Is apparent when elbow is bent, not felt when arm is straightened. Causes pain.?

Small hard lump on elbow that does not move. Is apparent when elbow is bent, not felt when arm is straightened. Causes pain.?

Bursitis?: You possibly have the inflammation of Olecranon bursa also called Olecranon Bursitis, which seemed to be chronic in your case, try not to lean on your elbows, protecting your elbows during sports activities with elbow pads, See your provider for an Xray and possible Anti inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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6yr old fell. Has bruise and hard lump On elbow. Doc wrapped it in ace bandage. But it hurts her more than before with the bandage. Was doc rite2 wrap?

6yr old fell. Has bruise and hard lump On elbow. Doc wrapped it in ace bandage. But it hurts her more than before with the bandage. Was doc rite2 wrap?

RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression (wrap) and Elevation of injured extremities is usually an appropriate starting point for treating. Symptoms that do not improve or worsen with a few days of these methods warrants re-evaluation and possibly an x-ray. ...Read more

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5cm hard lump removed near elbow thought originally to be inflammatory. Sent to pathology, should I be worried. No one saying what it could be....

5cm hard lump removed near elbow thought originally to be inflammatory. Sent to pathology, should I be worried. No one saying what it could be....

Probably not: You'll have to wait for the report, but malignancy in this site is unusual. I'd be thinking of a rheumatoid nodule or something benign like a bursa, pilomatricoma or maybe nodular fasciitis. ...Read more

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Hard painful lump on my elbow it does not move?

Hard painful lump on my elbow it does not move?

Variable: Could be osteophyte/bone spur, calcification.. Best to see ortho doc and get xr if indicated. ...Read more

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4.8cm hard palpable lump next to elbow. U/s said inflammatory process but no bursa. Keflex and steroids no effect.... What should I do?

4.8cm hard palpable lump next to elbow. U/s said inflammatory process but no bursa. Keflex and steroids no effect.... What should I do?

When to wait: These often are quite irritating but usually resolve slowly over time without treatment. If they persist then there is a surgical option. ...Read more

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14 month old with a big hard lump on right wrist and elbow. Ped said bug bite but they don't look like bites. What else could they be. One on her elbow is forming a white spot in the middle.?

14 month old with a big hard lump on right wrist and elbow. Ped said bug bite but they don't look like bites. What else could they be. One on her elbow is forming a white spot in the middle.?

Sounds like bite: The appearance of some bug bites can change rapidly due to localized allergic swelling within the skin nearby. What you describe sounds like a bite to me. ...Read more

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Dr. Says hard lump mid. Of arm above elbow to the right feels like swollen lymph node. Doesn't think cancer, wants sonogram. Wht else could it be?

Dr. Says hard lump mid. Of arm above elbow to the right feels like swollen lymph node. Doesn't think cancer, wants sonogram. Wht else could it be?

If you have had a: Blood draw or IV injection, a sclerosed vein. The u/s can tell characteristics of the lump, solid, cystic or fluid filled. Need to check other nodes. List meds. Drug reaction. Only biopsy can discern what is in a node. ...Read more

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Bilateral lumps appeared on inside elbows above crease. No injury. Not hard. What could it be? Will have ultrasound soon. No blood draws/injury.

Bilateral lumps appeared on inside elbows above crease. No injury. Not hard. What could it be? Will have ultrasound soon. No blood draws/injury.

Elbow lumps: Lymph nodes reside just where you describe. These will swell when forearms or hands are irritated or inflamed. Is odd to have bilateral elbow node swelling. Are nodes swollen in axillae? ...Read more

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What's this small pea sized hard lump on my arm near the elbow, what is it?

What's this small pea sized hard lump on my arm near the elbow, what is it?

Lump: A lot more information is needed to answer this question. - is it painful -how long has it been there? -is it mobile? -has it grown in size? If so how rapidly? You should have it checked out by a local dermatologist or yor primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump under the skin above the elbow, have had it four years now but now I'm starting to get sharp pains in my elbow.

I have a hard lump under the skin above the elbow, have had it four years now but now I'm starting to get sharp pains in my elbow.

This needs a hands-: -on exam. Start with Ur PCP & get referred if needed. Not a usual place 4 a lyump node unless close 2 the elbow in the epichondylar area. Pain is not associated with them either. Could B an infected cyst, but that's just a guess U do need 2 B C-n. ...Read more

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Small lump forearm near elbow, not on elbow. Hit area hard a few weeks ago. No pain. Cancer possible?

Small lump forearm near elbow, not on elbow. Hit area hard a few weeks ago. No pain. Cancer possible?

Unlikely: Fat necrosis is one of the common causes of a nodule in the skin after trauma. Cancer usually does not develop within weeks, so that seems unlikely. Was it possible there was lump there before, and you only notice it now after the injury? Without an age, there are some other possibilities that could be seen: gout, arthritis, etc. ...Read more