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Small lump forearm near elbow, not on elbow. Hit area hard a few weeks ago. No pain. Cancer possible?

Small lump forearm near elbow, not on elbow. Hit area hard a few weeks ago. No pain. Cancer possible?

Unlikely: Fat necrosis is one of the common causes of a nodule in the skin after trauma. Cancer usually does not develop within weeks, so that seems unlikely. Was it possible there was lump there before, and you only notice it now after the injury? Without an age, there are some other possibilities that could be seen: gout, arthritis, etc. ...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 had a lot of small bumps-which turned into a cluster of lumps-on my forearm & side of elbow. 2 wks prior I had an IV in this arm and swelled after?

I had a lot of small bumps-which turned into a cluster of lumps-on my forearm & side of elbow. 2 wks prior I had an IV in this arm and swelled after?

Related?: Not exactly sure what you are describing but if they are close to the IV site it could be a superficial phlebitis but could also be an infection. Could be a reaction to what was given to you thru the IV but 2 weeks later much less likely. Best to let your doctor sort it out. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my upper forearm close to my elbow. It is fast growing and is increasingly painful. It is very solid and has started turning purple.

I have a lump on my upper forearm close to my elbow. It is fast growing and is increasingly painful. It is very solid and has started turning purple.

Skin Abscess: The description sounds like an abscess, or a localized infection. It likely requires an incision and drainage which usually cures it. This is a relatively simple bedside procedure. The body may be able to "wall it off" but there is a risk it will not. Can try warm compress, but advise to see your doctor soon since it is "fast growing". ...Read more

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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 nickle size lump on the inside of my upper forearm right before my elbow which is only painful to the touch. I did not bump my arm.?

I have a nickle size lump on the inside of my upper forearm right before my elbow which is only painful to the touch. I did not bump my arm.?

Lump: Is it red or warm to touch? Given that it sounds like it appeared suddenly, it may be an infection. You should be seen by a physician. Since it is Sunday, I recommend going to either an Urgent Care Facility or the Emergency Department. ...Read more

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Found hard lump on inner right forearm very close to where elbow bends. It feels sore but not painful. What is it and how can it go away? I'm scared!

Lump on arm: Could be many things. As with all skin problems need to see and feel it to help you. Please see healthcare provider to have it evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could a 50cent-sized, soft-flatish, swollen looking lump, behind my watch on the right top of the forearm, with thumb and elbow pain be nerve related?

Could a 50cent-sized, soft-flatish, swollen looking lump, behind my watch on the right top of the forearm, with thumb and elbow pain be nerve related?

Ganglion or lipoma.: The sensory branch of the radial nerve is in the area & superficial. A mass can compress it. The area or pain or numbness is the top of the thumb and index finger & also the Web space between them.
Tapping on the area with Ur index finger should reproduce the symptoms. C a hand surgeon 4 xam& rec.4 treatment.
Good luck!

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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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Found a firm mobile pea-sized lump under skin near elbow on left forearm. Now found one near elbow on upper arm, and one 1/2 way up back right bicep.

Found a firm mobile pea-sized lump under skin near elbow on left forearm. Now found one near elbow on upper arm, and one 1/2 way up back right bicep.

Mass: You will need to follow up with your family physician to evaluate. There could also be need a need for a General Surgery referral for biopsy of the pea size masses. But because you are giving me limited information (I do not know the consistency or shape or color), it is best that you follow up with a physician so they can do the necessary tests and visual assessment. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my elbow next to the elbow bone and I have an uncomfortable pain in my forearm and tricep, it doesn't look like a zit or bug bite?

I have a lump on my elbow next to the elbow bone and I have an uncomfortable pain in my forearm and tricep, it doesn't look like a zit or bug bite?

Likely bursitis: You should seek evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon or physician focusing on musculoskeletal injuries. The image shows a typical appearance of olecranon bursitis- a common condition that usually resolves with rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids), and brief immobilization. Aspiration is frowned upon due to increased risk of infection, but is occasionally indicated. ...Read more

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I fell 6 days ago landing on my forearm by my elbow. It bruised significantly. Now it is a burning pain w/ a lump by the bruise. Hand numb at times?

I fell 6 days ago landing on my forearm by my elbow. It bruised significantly. Now it is a burning pain w/ a lump by the bruise. Hand numb at times?

Ulnar nerve: There is a nerve right by the elbow-the ulnar nerve that can be injured. The bruise itself may be a hematoma that can cause pressure or irritation of the nerve. That should get better over time. Numbness going into the 4th and 5th fingers would be indicative of injury/irritation of the ulnar nerve. The natural history is that it should get better over a few weeks. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 6 year daughter fell on the sidewalk. She has a bruise on her elbow and there is a hard lump along with it, and what appears to me small red dots up the rest of her forearm. I took her to a walk in clinic. The doctor barely looked at her amd just order

My 6 year daughter fell on the sidewalk. She has a bruise on her elbow and there is a hard lump along with it, and what appears to me small red dots up the rest of her forearm. I took her to a walk in clinic. The doctor barely looked at her amd just order

Moving her arm?: Is she moving her arm? If not she needs to be reevaluated. I can't say for sure without seeing the bumps but they may be abrasions from the fall, just make sure you clean them thoroughly. If she is moving her arm normally I would ice the lump and give her some OTC ibuprophen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain and wait and see if anything changes. ...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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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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What's this small pea sized hard lump on my arm near the elbow, what is it?

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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Small hard lump on elbow that does not move. Is apparent when elbow is bent, not felt when arm is straightened. Causes pain.?

Bursitis?: You possibly have the inflammation of Olecranon bursa also called Olecranon Bursitis, which seemed to be chronic in your case, try not to lean on your elbows, protecting your elbows during sports activities with elbow pads,
See your provider for an Xray and possible Anti inflammatory medications. ...Read more