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What this painful lump on/around my elbow could be?

What this painful lump on/around my elbow could be?

Olecranon bursitis: It probably is an olecranon bursitis if the swelling is at the point of the elbow. See an orthopedist. Aspiration and a cortisone injection often resolves the problem. ...Read more

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I have found a lump just above my elbow, what is this?

I have found a lump just above my elbow, what is this?

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

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I have a squishy lump on inside of left elbow do I need to worry?

I have a squishy lump on inside of left elbow do I need to worry?

Olecranon bursa: It sound as if you are describing an olecranon bursa.

They are benign. It could be aspirated and then a compressive dressing applied for a few days and that should relieve it.

Otherwise prolotherapy to the bursa will close it down. It is not a cause for worry. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a lump in your elbow and have sharp pains?

What does it mean when you have a lump in your elbow and have sharp pains?

Olecranon bursitis: It probably is an olecranon bursitis if the swelling is at the point of the elbow. See an orthopedist. Aspiration and a cortisone injection often resolves the problem. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Lumps under skin of elbows. What could this be?

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

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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?

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?

Lumps: 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

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Lump on inside of arm near elbow?

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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What's this lump on my arm near the elbow?

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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Hard painful lump on my elbow it does not move?

Hard painful lump on my elbow it does not move?

Variable: Could be osteophyte/bone spur, calcification.. Best to see ortho doc and get xr if indicated. ...Read more

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I have apainful lump on my elbow I am typw two diabete?

I have apainful lump on my elbow I am typw two diabete?

Olecranon bursa: Tou need an accurate diagnosis made by a simple exam. ...Read more

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Just found lumps on elbow which is really itchy and raw?

Just found lumps on elbow which is really itchy and raw?

Pruritis: Dry skin is a very common reason for itchy skin. Two other possible causes of itchy skin on the elbows may be from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. See your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis so that you can start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Small pea sized movable lump infron of elbow are (soft side). It doesn't hurt. Same size for months now.?

Small pea sized movable lump infron of elbow are (soft side). It doesn't hurt. Same size for months now.?

Lump by Elbow: Likely this is a lipoma, a small benign, collection of fat. To make sure it is worth it to get it checked by your physician. ...Read more

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I have small lump on elbow, that is very painfully if pressure is added. What is it and how do I remove it.

I have small lump on elbow, that is very painfully if pressure is added. What is it and how do I remove it.

Olecranon bursitis: Many things can cause a lump on the elbow. If the lump occurred suddenly, then the likely cause is an inflamed bursa usually on the dorsal aspect of the elbow. The area will usually be filled with fluid giving the impression of a lump.
The treatment is to drain the swelling and take anti inflammatory medications in the class of ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I have a lump the size of a quarter just above my right elbow. Came on within three days and getting bigger. What could it be?

I have a lump the size of a quarter just above my right elbow. Came on within three days and getting bigger. What could it be?

Epitrochlear node: You are describing an epitrochlear lymph node. This can be related to a distal infection in the forearm or the hand. If so, it may be tender. Usually the place of it is to the inside of the arm above elbow. Of course there are other possible causes of lymph nodes enlargement. If not better in a few days you may need to get it checked. A biopsy can be done if no better or worse with no good reason ...Read more

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Very small non painful lump on back of elbow, can roll it around between fingerers. Hasn't changed in a month, what could it be?

Ganglion cyst: What you described is consistent with ganglion cyst. You should have your doctor look at it next time you see her/him. Consult this site for information on this topic.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ganglion-cyst/basics/definition/con-20023936 ...Read more

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My husband has a large sized lump in his elbow. The circumference of a dime but raised 1"? What is this. There isn't any pain or mark

Many possibilities: What you describe could be anything from a benign skin growth or a cyst under the skin among other things. Your family doctor should be able to give you an answer or recommend tests to determine what is causing the lump. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Bilateral lumps appeared on inside elbows above crease. No injury. Not hard. What could it be? Will have ultrasound soon. No blood draws/injury.

Bilateral lumps appeared on inside elbows above crease. No injury. Not hard. What could it be? Will have ultrasound soon. No blood draws/injury.

Elbow lumps: Lymph nodes reside just where you describe. These will swell when forearms or hands are irritated or inflamed. Is odd to have bilateral elbow node swelling. Are nodes swollen in axillae? ...Read more

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I have a small lump right next (in front) to my elbow that developed after I hit my self there with the edge of a table last year. Its hard and hurts?

I have a small lump right next (in front) to my elbow that developed after I hit my self there with the edge of a table last year. Its hard and hurts?

Lump: It could be a sebaceous cyst, a fibroma or a lipoma all of which are unimportant and should not cause any further proble ms. However if it is unsightly and you want it removed see your physician ...Read more

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I have a small lump that moves in my left arm near my elbow?

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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Purple black patch under elbow with lump. Help, what could it be?

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Collection of Blood: When you hit your elbow (even minor) a small amount of blood oozes out under the skin. This blood dilutes with watery fluid from surrouding tissue. Go to your doctor. He might put a needle in the lump and withdraw the bloody fluid. This is all that is needed. If no fluid comes out then it has to be investigated further. ...Read more