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Found hard lump on inner right forearm very close to where elbow bends. It feels sore but not painful. What is it and how can it go away? I'm scared!

Found hard lump on inner right forearm very close to where elbow bends. It feels sore but not painful. What is it and how can it go away? I'm scared!

Lump on arm: Could be many things. As with all skin problems need to see and feel it to help you. Please see healthcare provider to have it evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hard lump on top right forearm fingers start to tingle and go numb. Starting to happen more frequently. The area of the lump is very painful.

Hard lump on top right forearm fingers start to tingle and go numb. Starting to happen more frequently. The area of the lump is very painful.

Orthopaedics consult: You need to have a physical exam from an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand/upper extremity. Be ready for your appointment. When did the symptoms start? Any trauma to the arm? Which fingers tingle and go numb? On the back of your fingers or front also? Has the lump been growing at all? Know your family history, medical history, medications, allergies, surgical history. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hard lump on my shoulder and its very painful when I lift my arm or try picking my kids up?

Hard lump on my shoulder and its very painful when I lift my arm or try picking my kids up?

Shoulder lump: Shoulder lump- need to be more specific in determining how lump is interfering with range of motion. Important to followup with an exam by a physician. ...Read more

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Lump on left arm that hurts if I move my arm or touch it. Lump is hard and painful had it for 2 days?

Painful lump: More than likely its inflammatory in nature — however all lumps should be evaluated- so a quick visit to the GP should resolve this. ...Read more

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Hard lump under the arm (armpit) very painful, difficult to move my arm up and down. No insurance I need help.?

Hard lump under the arm (armpit) very painful, difficult to move my arm up and down. No insurance I need help.?

You need : To be seen like at a clinic even at a Walgreens or other drugstore where antibiotics can be prescribed. It is possible you have an abscess that need drainage. For now buy Domeboro and dissolve a packet on water and apply soaks to your armpit for 15 minutes 3 times a day. Along with antibiotics may save you from needing drainage. Best ...Read more

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I had an injection in my arm 3 days ago and I have a painful hard lump at the injection site. Tried squeezing got lots of blood made it bigger :(?

Need more info: It is important to know what was injected and the manner of injection. Please return to the physician who administered the injection medication as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I punctured my arm on a bromeliad thorn. Now several weeks later I have a hard lump under the skin like a large bb. It is slightly painful?

I punctured my arm on a bromeliad thorn. Now several weeks later I have a hard lump under the skin like a large bb. It is slightly painful?

See a doctor: It is possible that you have one of several types of infection with inoculation of organisms into you by the thorn. ...Read more

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I have a golf ball sized, hard, painful lump on the inside of left arm where the arm bends. It grew kind of suddenly. I've had it for about 2 weeks.?

I have a golf ball sized, hard, painful lump on the inside of left arm where the arm bends. It grew kind of suddenly. I've had it for about 2 weeks.?

Lump on elbow: Could be an abscess, a bursitis (that grows suddenly and an abscess keeps growing) that is infected or is not infected or gout. If bursitis sometimes comes on suddenly from repetitive work, need to rest, ice , NSAIDS and may get it drained and fluid checked. Also, lyme can present this way and needs treatment f/u with doc/urgent care ...Read more

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Extremely painful lump in right underarm. I am having a hard time moving my arm bc the pain is so bad. No redness on skin. Feeling unwell?

Extremely painful lump in right underarm. I am having a hard time moving my arm bc the pain is so bad. No redness on skin. Feeling unwell?

Get care ASAP: It sounds like you may have a fairly serious bacterial infection. See a doctor right away, preferably tonight even if you have to go to an emergency department. For sure get seen immediately if you develop fever 101F or if your "unwell" feeling is severe. Good luck! ...Read more

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22 yr old female. Painful lump in right under arm with what looks like a hard vein connected to it pain radiates into elbow when stretching arm?

22 yr old female. Painful lump in right under arm with what looks like a hard vein connected to it pain radiates into elbow when stretching arm?

PCP: Please visit a doctor in person and get this checked out, lumps and nodes need to be examined to assess their attachments and affects, if bad they need to be addressed, if benign they can be left alone And followed up. ...Read more

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Have large red lump w no bruising are my arm where I had blood drawn a month ago. It is not painful but it is hard and bright red. Not warm?

Have large red lump w no bruising are my arm where I had blood drawn a month ago. It is not painful but it is hard and bright red. Not warm?

? Hematoma: Since you take Ibuprofen you may have developed this hematoma when you got the injection. One of the side effects of Ibuprofen is that you bleed or bruise more easily. A hematoma is a collection of blood under the skin. You should apply warm soaks to help it go away. If this does not seem to make it gets smaller I would call the doctor. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump under skin on bicep/ elbow. Hard lump not visible to the eye. Sends pain down arm?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities; from an enlarged lymph node, to a growth of a tumor or an infectious process among other possibilities. If it is red, painful, enlarging you should probably be seen immediately. If it is not, you could potentially moniter it and if it does not resolve over 4 weeks be seen. It is hard to say more without a direct examination. ...Read more

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8 days after blood drawn for labs-hard, nickel-sized lump in arm where needle was inserted(inner elbow). Lump is painful/arm aches, is this dangerous?

Needle injury: Sounds like you had bleeding and that caused a hematoma. If it gets red or hot please see your doctor as these could be signs of infection. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump in my forearm?

Does it hurt?: If it hurts it could be a blocked hair follicle. If its non tender it could be a lipoma (fatty tissue) if its near the wrist it could be a ganglion cyst. We would need more information and a picture would help too. ...Read more

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Lump on my forearm about two centimetres big was a soft lump is not soft anymore is quite painful when touching . what should i do?

Lump on my forearm about two centimetres big was a soft lump is not soft anymore is quite painful when touching . what should i do?

Cyst: Probably a sebaceous cyst or fibroma that you have contused and caused discomfort. It should gradually improve with the pain disappearing and becoming soft again. If it does not let your physician have a ,look at it ...Read more

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Lump has appeared on forearm, hard and sore to touch?

Lump has appeared on forearm, hard and sore to touch?

Needs evaluation: If pain is present which it sounds like it is, then this needs to be evaluated. You could have cellulitis, a simple skin reaction, a bruise or trauma, or something more complex. I'd get it checked out by a pcp. ...Read more

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Small hard lump in upper forearm hurts. ?

Small hard lump in upper forearm hurts.
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Lump: Recommend seeing a physician. Lumps can be from simple fat tumors to cancers hence why it is important to have a physical examination done. ...Read more

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Hard lump where IV was 5 weeks later and swelling on forearm?

Likely a blood clot: Likely a blood clot in a superficial vein or a blood clot around the vein. If you have a lot of arms swelling ask your doctor for a venous ultrasound. Otherwise, be patient and it should subside. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my right forearm and it's only painful to the touch it was there from one moment to another. What could it be?

I have a lump on my right forearm and it's only painful to the touch it was there from one moment to another. What could it be?

Lump on forearm: How long it is been there? How big? Has it changed in size? Based on that we can suggest some differential.
Most probably either lipoma or neurofibroma bot are benign tumors. If associated with redness pain and swelling around may be an infection or inflammatory lesion. ...Read more

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I have little lumps along the underside of my forearms. They are hard fatty bulges that have little wiggling room under the skin. What are they?

Lipoma: Hi, little fatty bumps that are mobile under the skin may be benign masses called lipomas. These are noncancerous fatty tumors that can be surgically removed. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump under my skin on my inner forearm that a have had for at least a few years. It also has a blueish look to it. Should i be worried.

I have a hard lump under my skin on my inner forearm that a have had for at least a few years. It also has a blueish look to it. Should i be worried.

Venous Lake: Some people have small dark blue cystic like structures which are a confluence of dilated capillaries near the surface of the skin. They are called "venous lakes". They are benign. However, if it has a pulse it may be arterial and should be checked. Also, any rapidly changing lesion need evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more