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Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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A male has a golf size lump on arm near elbow. can it be a hernia?

Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
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A male has a golf size lump on arm near elbow. can it be a hernia?

Not a hernia: Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall. A lump on the upper extremity is likely a lipoma (common, non cancerous fatty tumor), but should be checked out by a primary care provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
Board Certified, Dermatology
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I have a small hard lump on my arm near the elbow its not painful but would like to no what it is?

Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
Board Certified, Dermatology
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I have a small hard lump on my arm near the elbow its not painful but would like to no what it is?

Biopsy: Follow up with a dermatologist a biopsy can be done if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Lump on inside of arm near elbow?

Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Lump on inside of arm near elbow?

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

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Dr. David Trettin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Whats this lump on my arm near the elbow?

Dr. David Trettin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Matthew Dipaola
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Whats this small pea sized hard lump on my arm near the elbow, what is it?

Dr. Matthew Dipaola
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. Robert German
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
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I have a lump on my arm near the inside of my elbow. It has been swollen for about 3 weeks. ?

Dr. Robert German
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I have a lump on my arm near the inside of my elbow. It has been swollen for about 3 weeks. ?

Was there an injury: Depends on where the lump is located and your symptoms ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Gujer
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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I have a small lump that moves in my left arm near my elbow?

Dr. Mark Gujer
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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I have a small lump that moves in my left arm near my elbow?

Often: A benign fatty tumor called a lipoma. Get it check out the next time you are at the doctors office. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have a lump on the inside of my arm near the elbow. It is about an inch in diameter and is not sore. I work regularly with weights and wonder if that could be the problem. It has been there about three weeks and has not gotten any larger.

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have a lump on the inside of my arm near the elbow. It is about an inch in diameter and is not sore. I work regularly with weights and wonder if that could be the problem. It has been there about three weeks and has not gotten any larger.

Possible cyst: A lump needs to be seen by a physician before a diagnosis can be made. It's quite possible that you have a benign lesion like a cyst,but you'll have to go to a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Butler
Board Certified, Family Medicine
16 years in practice
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I have a small painful lump in the inside of my upper right arm. Along with another painful lump near my elbow side closest to my body , Palm up.

Dr. Karen Butler
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have a small painful lump in the inside of my upper right arm. Along with another painful lump near my elbow side closest to my body , Palm up.

Ans: Well many possibilities. Need a better history. Such as. Did the just appear? How long have they been there? Any change in size or shape? Tender or hot? Any underlying medical issues for you? You should see your doctor for a good exam and then go from there. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
24 years in practice
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Large painful lump inside arm by elbow, what is it?

Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Large painful lump inside arm by elbow, what is it?

Could: Be swollen trochanteric bursa, if red or warm seek medical attention. ...Read more

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