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I have a small lump/bump under skin near elbow on outer forearm. Its skin colour, feels softish (i think) and seems to disappear if i press on it hard?

I have a small lump/bump under skin near elbow on outer forearm. Its skin colour, feels softish (i think) and seems to disappear if i press on it hard?

Skin lump: Usually possibilities include a cyst, a lymph node, or a lipoma. However there are many other rarer possibilities. It is prudent to ask your doctor to evaluate the lesion. You should go promptly if the lesion is growing or changing. ...Read more

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I have a small lump/bump under (inside) my skin around my right elbow it does not hurt but can be felt and is somewhat visible. I am freaking out.?

I have a small lump/bump under (inside) my skin around my right elbow it does not hurt but can be felt and is somewhat visible. I am freaking out.?

Possible cyst: These are always difficult, even when seen in person. Cysts, lipoma (little fatty growths) and rheumatoid nodules can all cause similar little lumps under the skin. Though most are benign, it is worth getting it checked out by your primary doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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 under my skin by my elbow on my bicep and I am dizzy. What is going on and what should I do?

Lump under my skin: I will suggest immediate evaluation by surgon.We want to clear that dizziness is not link with mass.It can be vascular mass leading to dizziness is possibality ...Read more

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I got a small tiny lump on the skin of my elbow 8 monthes ago, i pressed it and a small amount of white creamy cheese came out, later on got a bit bigger and reddish colour.

I got a small tiny lump on the skin of my elbow 8 monthes ago, i pressed it and a small amount of white creamy cheese came out, later on got a bit bigger and reddish colour.

Sounds like a ...: Abscess or boil. It would be wise to see your doctor as you might require an antibiotic if the area is still red, warm, inflamed or tender. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Red lumps under skin of elbows and a few down the back of forearm?

Red lumps under skin of elbows and a few down the back of forearm?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: If these bumps are non-tender. they may be Rheumatoid nodules. Uric Acid deposits from Gout can give similar bumps. The nodules can be tested by a Dermatologist, to find out what they are. ...Read more

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I have several very tender pea-sized lumps under the skin of my outer thighs and also inside the bend of my elbow. GP said fibromas? Why so painful?

I have several very tender pea-sized lumps under the skin of my outer thighs and also inside the bend of my elbow. GP said fibromas? Why so painful?

Fibromas: Fibromas are the most common painful skin tumor. They are benign.Usually removal of these is not necessary. If they continue to be particularly bothersome, I would obtain a consult with a dermatologist to be sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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5cm hard lump removed near elbow thought originally to be inflammatory. Sent to pathology, should I be worried. No one saying what it could be....

5cm hard lump removed near elbow thought originally to be inflammatory. Sent to pathology, should I be worried. No one saying what it could be....

Probably not: You'll have to wait for the report, but malignancy in this site is unusual. I'd be thinking of a rheumatoid nodule or something benign like a bursa, pilomatricoma or maybe nodular fasciitis. ...Read more

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

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

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

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