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Lump On Outer Upper Arm
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
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
How large: This can be many different skin rashes. We need to know the size, is it flat or thickened, is it painful, does it itch etc. Sometimes a black and blue injury can change to yellow as it heals. It is best diagnosed by a dermatologist. Ask your physician about seeing a dermatolgoist. ...Read more
Infection?: What you are describing sounds like an inflamed epitrochlear lymph node, which can be a sign of infection. I would recommend seeing your physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Skin Bumps: There are a number skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear on the surface or just below the skin. The most common ones are lister below: skin cysts, cherry angioma, dermatofibromas, epidermoid cysts, folliculitis, keratoacanthoma, keratosis pilaris, lipomas, neurofibromas. ...Read more
Abscess vs cyst vs ?: Lipoma is benign lump of soft tissue under skin that doesn't hurt. Cyst is a collection of fluid or oil that shouldn't hurt unless it gets infected. Abscess is a collection of pus that can be quite painful. Hair follicle could get infected & swollen. Best to go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your doctor for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
What cause painful pinkish inner/dark red edges patch with a pea size lump underneath it? Located on the lower inner right thigh close to knee.
Shingles?: Without being able to look at it, i would hesitate to attempt a diagnosis. That being said, if it is painful, and has a "blister" look about it, it could be shingles, which can be treated. Get it looked at soon as getting on the antivirals for it sooner would give a better outcome. If, of course, it is shingles. ...Read more
Hip arthritis or: sciatica, low back lumbar disc problem, but if pain located over hip probably hip but if radiates form low back to outer thigh could be pressure on sciatic nerve, if persist for weeks need to get xray and mri of hip and lumbar, if worse or loose bowel and bladder control , emergency called quada iquana syndrome[severe pressure on nerve] ...Read more
The good news is: most all the lumps under the skin of the extremities are benign. The most common are lipomas (benign fatty, soft tissue growths) dermatofibromas or neurofibromas. Dermatofibromas may be slightly pigmented/brownish. Sometimes neurofibromas can turn in cancers so they are sometimes removed. Other types of bumps include epidermoid cysts, keratosis pillars, etc. which can be distinguished by a doctor ...Read more
Small bb like lumps under skin on shin thigh forehead earlobe abdomen and upper arm. One lump in each location not painful. What r they?
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
See dr.: Not enough information to tell you what is wrong. Best for you to see a health care provider and provide them with a full history and get an exam of the area to get you properly diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more
Experiencing burning sensation inside of my biceps (the area facing my ribs) near the elbow on my right arm, sometimes pain extends down to my forearm?
Pain to touch: This is usually the sign of a bruise, spasm, or tendinitis. Pain to the touch is not likely nerve related. If the pain is between the spine and your shoulder blade, i would consider levator syndrome (muscle irritation) likely due to posture especially computer work. Rest, ice, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches (capsacian patches) are good. Change your posture, monitor at eye level. ...Read more
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