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I Have A Lump On My Elbow
Olecranon bursa: Tou need an accurate diagnosis made by a simple exam. ...Read more
I have a lump on my elbow next to the elbow bone and I have an uncomfortable pain in my forearm and tricep, it doesn't look like a zit or bug bite?
Likely bursitis: You should seek evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon or physician focusing on musculoskeletal injuries. The image shows a typical appearance of olecranon bursitis- a common condition that usually resolves with rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids), and brief immobilization. Aspiration is frowned upon due to increased risk of infection, but is occasionally indicated. ...Read more
Bursa: I would think of a swollen bursa first. ...Read more
I have a lump in my elbow crease which has stayed the same size since I noticed it in June. But an ultrasound showed nothing shld I worry?
Probably not: But if it still concerns you ask your doctor to remove it for you ...Read more
I have a lump near my elbow. Ultra sound it was solid & it was being fed by blood, what could it be?
Usually benign: The most common solid lesions of the upper extremety are benign. If soft, consider a lipomatous growth. If firm benign fibromas can occur but one must think of MFH or a malignant fibrous tumor. The presence of blood supply is hard to define without angiography. If this has recently been noted and growing, then biopsy is indicated to determine method of management. ...Read more
I have a persistent lump on my elbow, along with a fever, pain and swelling. It got bigger over the last few days.?
I have a lump just above my elbow. It is pea sized and is quite soft. It isn't painful unless I apply pressure to it. It literally feel like a pea.
Lump: This may be a small, benign fatty tissue growth (lipoma) or a simple inclusion cyst. It would have to be examined by a physician for diagnosis. Perhaps the advice would be to leave it alone after the assessment. ...Read more
Hello Doc, I have one hard lump near my elbow, surrounded by couple of smaller (soft rooms the touch) ones and one movable lump. What could this be?
Possible lipomas: (soft tissue benign fatty tumors) or ganglion cysts. You must be seen and examined. ...Read more
I have a lump on my right elbow. Its hard and not moving. The size just like small bean. Sometimes there a pain. I have no injury. Its just came out. Do I need to worry? Tnx
I: I am not sure that can be answered without having the lump evaluated. Just above the elbow there are supratrochlear lymph nodes. If you had a tiny cut or infection the lymph node could be draining the germs, dead white blood cells or other gunk, which caused the lymph node to be inflammed. If you had multiple swollen nodes over the body, that could be problematic. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Some causes of painful “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a small lump near my elbow. It feels like a dime size pimple. I noticed it about a 2week ago. It is bruised and is slightly painful. My elbow h?
There are lymph: Nodes in the area you are referring to and this could be a swollen lymph node. Get it checked out by a health care provider to make certain it is not something more serious. ...Read more
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
Hi Dr, I fell down on my slippery floor last week, a few days later I realize I have lump few cm under my elbow, doesn't hurt. Is it cancerous?
Unlikely: If you fell on the same elbow, you could have injured the bursa (a small sac of fluid). This can result in traumatic bursitis, and will require a little time to heal. A hard lump is not uncommon as it heals and should resolve in a few weeks. If it persists, becomes red, painful or enlarges then you should seek medical care. ...Read more
Hi I have had a lump in my right elbow for over a year now it has grown and had it cheacked they think this is a reactive lymph node how long can it t?
2nd opinion: It is unusual to have a reactive lymph node solely at one elbow and certainly not lasting for over a year. You need to get a 2nd opinion to find out the cause especially since the lump has been growing in size. ...Read more
I have a lump under my skin by my elbow on my bicep and I am dizzy. What is going on and what should I do?
I have a lump in my left arm inside elbow where a nurse places stethoscope. It is hard and there is swelling around it. Also above collar bone?
Likely lymph nodes: It sounds like it could be some swollen lymph nodes since it is in multiple locations. Would consult with your pcp and look for possible underlying infection or another reason for some lymph node enlargement. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine you and run some tests to see what's going on. ...Read more
I've had a sore lump on my elbow for months, will it go away on its own? And what do u think it is please?
Elbow Lump Causes: Many causes of elbow lumps: cysts, bursitis (olecranon), xanthomas (fatty tumors), abscesses (infections). Any persistent lump on the elbow should be examined by a physician. Some causes are easy to treat with minor surgery, antibiotics, etc. Others like xanthomas reflect more serious internal problems. ...Read more
I have a squishy lump in the crease of my elbow. It is moveable not fixed and isn't solidly round but about the size of a quarter.
Maybe a lipoma.: This could be a variety of things. It sounds like it might be a lipoma. You could take pictures of it and then either see a doctor in person or on HealthTap to further evaluate it. If you use HealthTap, make sure your pictures are high-quality and that you get close-up pictures, if at all possible. ...Read more
Lump in the crease of the inside of my elbow. 2 inches long and goes from the middle of the crease downward? Pain when slightly pushed. No injury
Lump: This would require a physical exam to be able to give you any useful information. I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more
Elbow lumps: Without further information, "lumps under skin of elbows" could be cause by a long and dizzying list of things. Epitrochlear lymph nodes, tophi, rheumatoid nodules, lipoma, cyst, etc. Guessing is not advised. Seeing your doctor to obtain a formal diagnosis is! ...Read more
What should I do if I have just noticed on my elbow I have a collection of flesh coloured lumps they don't itch but im really worried as to what they are can anyone help?
More information is needed.
How long have t hey been there?
Have they changed in size?
Are they painful?
I would recommend consulting a local dermatologist or primary care doctor. ...Read more
Needs eval: You don't say how long it's been there or anything about the qualities or if you were injured so sorry but can't be of more help. Of you want to write back with more information maybe we could help. Sorry ...Read more
Difficult to say: It is obviously difficult to guess what a lump could be without an examination, so come in and let a physician see it.! if it is painless and in the back of the elbow it could be your olecranon bursa. Lumps and bumps around the elbow are fairly common. You need an exam and xrays. ...Read more
Could: Be swollen trochanteric bursa, if red or warm seek medical attention. ...Read more