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Large Bump On Elbow
There is a small, hard, white bump on my husband' elbow. Does not hurt except if pressed hard. Started small became big after scratching. What could it b?
Not sure: I would see a dermatologist to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a big, colorless bump on the back of my right elbow that itches, it's flat, slightly hot, red, no pain and I have no idea where it came from?
I got elbowed in the forehead and received a big bump and a black eye. The black eye went away but I still have a bump there. It's been almost a month?
Probably..: The bump was a hematoma (collection of blood under the skin.) these will often become fibrotic (scarred) and last for months. They are almost never permanent. You may be able to hasten the disappearance with gentle massage of the lump. I would give it about 6 months to disappear before doing anything else. ...Read more
My daughter has many bumps on her knees, elbow and the outside of legs. No fever though any clue? Some big some small some with white. Heads.
Molluscum?: Hard to say without seeing it but from what you're describing it sounds like something called molluscum contagiosum, which is caused by a benign skin virus. There are treatments for this but often it resolves on it's own. Take her to your pediatrician or a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Lipoma: A common cause of a painless, soft, mobile swelling just under the skin is a harmless build up of fatty tissue. ...Read more
Sorry: We do not have access to pics of your bumps. You will need to be seen. ...Read more
My son has had these bumps on his elbows for almost and a year now. Sometimes they get reddish and itchy. What can it be?
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
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
Rash: Any skin condition is difficult to identify without seeing it or having more history. What does it look like? Is it red? Flad/raised? Etc. It could be that your knees have come into contact with something and is showing an allergic reaction. Could be eczema or psoriasis or skin rashes can sometimes be a sign of something going on internally. Best to have a doctor take a look and take a full history. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
I have. Read hard bumps. On my elbow. When I hit them on something. It's a burning feeling. What is it?
My son has a itchy pink/flesh colored bumps that began on his elbows and spread to his whole body overnight. Any idea what this could be.
Needs to be checked: Rash which has spread all over the body needs to be checked. It may be a viral infection, allergy or something else. So take him to the doctor and get it checked. ...Read more
I have a pinkish colored spot on the outer bend of my elbow it has a small bump in the center of it and every time I bump it it hurts. Why?
Infection: One reason to get this problem taken care of is that your "bump" probably overlies the olecranon bursa, with not much tissue in between. If infection gets into the bursa, you would need to have the bursa drained, with a longer recovery period than the current, smaller problem. ...Read more
Yesterday I saw a soft bump on my elbows. But today I have realized small dots forming around my knuckles. Should I be concerned? What is it?
Yes: Could be infection see ur ms may need antibiotics ...Read more
I have a small bump that is under my skin near my elbow that doesn't hurt when pressed. However ive had this bump for about a month and is noticeable?
Epitrochlear node?: If it's on the front as in the photo, it may be an epitrochlear lymph node. These are usually clinically significant and may indicate an infection. Best to have it checked by a physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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 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
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