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For years I've had a large lump on my forearm vein that balloons. If I raise my arm it goes down because the blood drains from it. When my arm hangs it fills with blood and gets really big if I'm exercising. It hurts if it's hit. Is this an aneurysm?

For years I've had a large lump on my forearm vein that balloons. If I raise my arm it goes down because the blood drains from it. When my arm hangs it fills with blood and gets really big if I'm exercising. It hurts if it's hit. Is this an aneurysm?

Possible: Venous aneurysms do occur.
If very large surgical ligation is possible.
Since it empties with elevation, it is unlikely to be an arteriovenous malformation.
May be unsightly but usually not dangerous. Have your Pcp send you to a vascular surgeon to assess. ...Read more

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Lump gotten larger in forearm near ulnar node area. Cant tell if hard/soft. Doesn't move and since bigger, can see w/o feeling area. Node or lipoma?

Lump gotten larger in forearm near ulnar node area. Cant tell if hard/soft. Doesn't move and since bigger, can see w/o feeling area. Node or lipoma?

Need to be examined: It sounds like you need to be examined with or without an ultrasound to be able to appropriately determine the etiology of this lesion and whether or not it's in lymph node or the soft tissue mass like a lipoma ...Read more

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Large egg sized lump on inner forearm. Just realized it was there when on the computer. No bug bite, not really painful, what could it be - cause?

Large egg sized lump on inner forearm. Just realized it was there when on the computer. No bug bite, not really painful, what could it be - cause?

Lipoma or Cyst: A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin. Lipomas are found most often on the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits, but they can occur almost anywhere in the body. Or an epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. Symptoms: the main symptom is usually a small, non-painful lump. ...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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I keep landing hard on my forearm below elbow in volleyball. There's a large bruise and lump that I can't touch. Still have full range of motion?

I keep landing hard on my forearm below elbow in volleyball. There's a large bruise and lump that I can't touch. Still have full range of motion?

Arm pain: Likely just a hematoma or collection of blood under the skin. If ice and elevation and ibuprofen don't help resolve it, I would see an MD for an X-ray. If you have any numbness or tingling or paler color to your hand, go to ER as you may be cutting off blood or nerve supply to your hand from the swelling in your forearm. ...Read more

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What might a large lump on my arm be a symptom of?

What might a large lump on my arm be a symptom of?

Many things: A bump must be seen and examined in person to be able to give a better idea what it is or isn't. If it's worse, changes, or not improved in the next few weeks, go ahead to a doctur. ...Read more

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I have a big lump under my arm pit an its been there for three days its rick hard an it hurts what could this be?

I have a big lump under my arm pit an its been there for three days its rick hard an it hurts what could this be?

Lumpy pit: Could be an access which we see in clinic all the time. Your doctor will know how to deal with this. Could be an inflamed lymph node which is usually from your body fighting some infection, but needs to be followed closely to ensure it goes away. Put hot compresses on it tonight and let your doctor see you in the morning please. ...Read more

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L have lump under my arm quite painful I had 1 under same arm couple weeks ago but not as big and painful as this one?

L have lump under my arm quite painful I had 1 under same arm couple weeks ago but not as big and painful as this one?

Nodes or abscess: There may be inflamed lymph nodes in your armpit. Maybe you have an underlying infection brewing and this is the beginning of an abscess. You will need a proper examination by a doctor to determine the cause and get the correct treatment ...Read more

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I have a big red lump underneath my arm?

I have a big red lump underneath my arm?

See a doctor: It could be many things and you should see a doctor asap for treatment.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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I have a large lump that burns on my arm?

I have a large lump that burns on my arm?

Painful tumor: This could be one of the painful tumors. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have large boil like, puss filled lumps under my arm.

What could be causing me to have large boil like, puss filled lumps under my arm.

Abscess: Usually results from a break in skin intergirity allowing pathogens to cause infection. Sometimes can occur from hair that becomes ingrown or reaction to deodorants or lotion or soap that causes secondary infection. ...Read more

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Why do I get very random large lumps that are red and itchy that spread all over my arm then go away?

Why do I get very random large lumps that are red and itchy that spread all over my arm then go away?

Folliculitis: Your body/ immune system is healthy enough to get rid of it. Watch for the exposure source.........Linen, soap/clothing/lotion/ indoor animal/ indoor plants. Take some vitamin- a, c supplement. ...Read more

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I have large painful lump under my arm that began flowing pus and blood this morning?

I have large painful lump under my arm that began flowing pus and blood this morning?

Lump under your arm: Is most likely an infected sebaceous cyst or an abscess. It has ruptured and may heal on its own if you keep it very clean. Unfortunately, with the rising prevalence of MRSA (Methicillin resistant Strep aurea), you may need antibiotics, and/or further opening by a physician. I suggest that you have this evaluated at an Urgent Care center. ...Read more

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I have a large lump on my left bicep and it hurts only when I touch or flex my arm it has been there 4days?

Biceps Swelling: Possibilities include infection, hematoma (accumulated blood), ruptured biceps tendon, ruptured bursa (if it is close to the joint) or many others.
Please see your doctor asp. Be well. ...Read more

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It is sunday so there is no medical centres open but I have a lump in the arm which is sending a pain to my muscle it is kind of big and round 1week?

Tender?: Is it close to your axillary?
Tender and red!?
If red and tender it is probably infection and needs drain. If just lump and no pain it's lipid cyst. . ...Read more

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I was wondering what these rock hard lumps under my armpits are? They are rock hard and kind of big this morning one of them broke open and now there is a small hole under my arm it was bleeding a little but I can see the inside of my armpit and I am wond

I was wondering what these rock hard lumps under my armpits are? They are rock hard and kind of big this morning one of them broke open and now there is a small hole under my arm it was bleeding a little but I can see the inside of my armpit and I am wond

This: This could be many things including inflamed lymph nodes or hidradenitis suppurativa, a condition where one gets cysts and boils in the armpit, groin, and buttock region. Check out the link below for a picture of this condition. You should see a doctor to get a proper diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I had a tetanus shot and now a few days later I have a big lump on my arm and its red and hurts?

I had a tetanus shot and now a few days later I have a big lump on my arm and its red and hurts?

An expected reaction: A sore red area at the site of a vaccination is what happens when your healthy immune system reacts to the shot. It should only last 2-3 days. ...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 big lump on my rt fore arm I also have a couple of small lumps and even smaller ones in both elbows very painful from shoulders to fingers?

Sounds serious: At least potentially. Are these bumps at all tender? Any streaks up the arm? Lumps in armpits? Have you been bitten or scratched by any animal (especially cat) or insect? Any fever? You should see someone to find out what's going on, especially with the pain. It could get worse quickly and you would be in pain and without guidance. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a lump in my right arm to the left of my elbow its hard and hurts a lot what should I do no trama there is 4 of them total and there pretty big?

I have a lump in my right arm to the left of my elbow its hard and hurts a lot what should I do no trama there is 4 of them total and there pretty big?

Arm Lump: Lumps under the skin can be caused by a number of conditions. Causes can include benign (harmless) cysts, lipomas (harmless fatty growths), and infections on the surface of the skin of the armpit. Lumps may be produced by enlarged lymph nodes. See your general surgeon for removal. ...Read more

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Hi I have a large hard lump on my right lower arm right below the elbow and it started off looking like a bruise but now it grew to be huge?

Hi I have a large hard lump on my right lower arm right below the elbow and it started off looking like a bruise but now it grew to be huge?

Bump: Depends on location. If it is under the elbow in the area of the olecranon it simply is bursitis and easily can be drained. See your PCP first and he can refer you if needed. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump in my right armpit and it hurts. It grew very large in the past week and I have some mild shooting pain in my arm what is it?

Several Things: You need to see a dr. It could be an enlarged lymph node. It could be an infected sweat or sebaceous gland. The inflammation probably is affecting the nerves going into your arm which pass thru the armpit. It is going to take an examination and some investigation to sort out your problem. ...Read more

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I have a big bruise on my upper arm that has slowly disappearing, ibe noticed a biggish lump that's painful where the bruise was. What could it be?

I have a big bruise on my upper arm that has slowly disappearing, ibe noticed a biggish lump that's painful where the bruise was. What could it be?

Hematoma: How did u get the bruise? Do u know? Did it suddenly appear or was there a cause? When a bruise heals, it slowly disappears, however a lump maybe what we call a hematoma which is a collection of blood that will take longer to dissipate. ...Read more