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Painless movable lump under the upper arm pit that shrinks sometimes and then swell sometimes noticed about 4 months ago?

Painless movable lump under the upper arm pit that shrinks sometimes and then swell sometimes noticed about 4 months ago?

Armpit lump: Hello ~ this is most likely a small lymph node in the arm-pit and you have a low grade infection in the axilla (aka hidradenitis). If you shave the hair in your armpit, stop for a good 2 -3 weeks to allow infection to heal and if it gets worse go and see a Dr to get some antibiotics. Thanks ...Read more

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Soft-round-lump-under-skin in upper arm?

Soft-round-lump-under-skin in upper arm?

Lump: This is one of those "without seeing it, it's hard to tell." and in this case, it needs to be "felt" also. Common lumps are cysts and lipomas--benign fatty tumors. Have your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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Right upper arm has a small Lump not painful. Been there approx 6 months. What is it likley to be?

Right upper arm has a small Lump not painful. Been there approx 6 months. What is it likley to be?

Possible Lipoma: Lipomas are benign fatty tumors. They tend to feel firm or rubbery, are mobile, and are always non-tender. They do not tend to resolve on their own. They do not require treatment unless they are causing discomfort. Seek medical attention if lump increases in size or becomes painful. ...Read more

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Hi, um I have a hard lump under my skin on my upper arm and then their one more starting to developed what is this?

Hi, um I have a hard lump under my skin on my upper arm and then their one more starting to developed what is this?

Needs evaluation: Individual diagnoses are beyond the scope of this forum; HealthTap Prime or a doctor's office are needed to do that properly. In the case of diagnosing a hard lump under the skin, nothing beats the ability to feel it on physical exam in an office. ...Read more

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Lump under skin in upper arm should I be worried? Just smaller than a marble doesn't hurt when touched feels pretty soft?

Lipoma?: This sounds like a benign collection of fatty tissue called a lipoma. It could also be a cyst. It is worthwhile having your doctor check to be certain, but sounds ok. ...Read more

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I've a hard lump under my skin on right upper arm?

I've a hard lump under my skin on right upper arm?

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

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Hello. I wrote yesterday about pain in my upper arm/shoulder. Today I have found a pea sized lump in my arm pit that hurts! What is it?

Hello. I wrote yesterday about pain in my upper arm/shoulder. Today I have found a pea sized lump in my arm pit that hurts! What is it?

Might be lymph node,: This might be a swollen, infected lymph node or a small irritated boil or hair follicle. If it doesn't get better with topical ointment or you're still concerned, see your doctor for an exam. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a spider bite to open up? My boyfriend has a lump on his upper arm that he believes is a spider bite and I was curious

How long does it take for a spider bite to open up? My boyfriend has a lump on his upper arm that he believes is a spider bite and I was curious

24hours: It could progress very quickly. If a brown recluse spider bite it can turn black. Many times bites will turn red and just itch for a while. You could also get cellulitis or impetigo after a bite both bacterial infections of the skin. ...Read more

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I just noticed a marble size lump in my upper arm right above where I would get blood drawn. The lump seems to move around when pushed on. What is it?

Node / cyst.: May be a lymph node or a cyst. Hard to say without looking at it directly. If it enlarges or becomes painful or you notice other lumps under your arm or in your groin you should see your doc. ...Read more

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I have a walnut sized pliable lump in the skin that hangs in my upper arm. I'm 60 yrs old. It's the excess skin that hangs in the upper arm.

I have a walnut sized pliable lump in the skin that hangs in my upper arm. I'm 60 yrs old. It's the excess skin that hangs in the upper arm.

Sounds very much: Like a "Lipoma" (Benign fatty growth)

Mention it to your local Physician at your next office visit! These are generally benign.....

NOTE This "opinion" is NOT a substitute for a physical EXAMINATION by a Health care Professional. ...Read more

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Lump in upper arm seems like its getting bigger with pain and I cant do anything with out arm numbness. Any suggestions on what it could be?

Lump in upper arm: You need to see physician. Your symptoms suggest growing mass that compresses nerves supplying upper extremity causing numbness. There are numerous possibilities. Definitely, you need medical attention before it grow too big. ...Read more

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Hello, I had a volteral injection about 3 weeks ago now, I have a hard lump under my skin and the area about 5 inches in my upper arm that is numb?

Hello, I had a volteral injection about 3 weeks ago now, I have a hard lump under my skin and the area about 5 inches in my upper arm that is numb?

It could be the volt: I would have expected the voltarel to have been absorbed but it is possible it is still there in one form or another. It may have caused a hematoma which was there initially and now has fibrosis in it. You can see your physician to evaluate this. You may need a biopsy. The numbness may be related to nerve injury. ...Read more

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I have a big bruise on my upper arm that has slowly disappearing, ibe noticed a biggish lump that's painful where the bruise was. What could it be?

I have a big bruise on my upper arm that has slowly disappearing, ibe noticed a biggish lump that's painful where the bruise was. What could it be?

Hematoma: How did u get the bruise? Do u know? Did it suddenly appear or was there a cause? When a bruise heals, it slowly disappears, however a lump maybe what we call a hematoma which is a collection of blood that will take longer to dissipate. ...Read more

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Yestrday woke up with a spider bite in my upper arm. Painful thing as day went one lump grew. Overnight lump has shrunk but pain has spread to elbow.

Yestrday woke up with a spider bite in my upper arm. Painful thing as day went one lump grew. Overnight lump has shrunk but pain has spread to elbow.

Spider bite: It's best to have a physician check your arm because of spreading pain. Other worrisome symptoms would include spreading redness, fever, chills, abdominal discomfort or swelling of the bite site. ...Read more

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Pain similar to that of a bruise on back of upper arm for months now. No bruise or injury visible, jut slight lump, barely visible. What could it be?

Pain similar to that of a bruise on back of upper arm for months now. No bruise or injury visible, jut slight lump, barely visible. What could it be?

Torn tendon: Bruise of posterior arm could initiate residual hematoma with resulting resolution of intital skin traumatic changes. Question as to rotator cuff or other damage depends on ability to raise arm above horizontal level. Lump could be fibrosis of hematoma or end of torn tendon with fibrosis. MRI of shoulder might be helpful. If not orthopedist should look at nodule with regard to possible bx ...Read more

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Hi I have a lump on the bone of my upper arm, no pain, feel well. When I put my arm in a different position I can't feel it as much, I suffer anxiety?

Hi I have a lump on the bone of my upper arm, no pain, feel well. When I put my arm in a different position I can't feel it as much, I suffer anxiety?

See doc: For peace of mind and relief of anxiety, best to have a doctor check it out and perhaps xray it or image it some other way if indicated. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized, smooth, purple/pink lump on my upper arm that has been there for a while. No pain or itchiness. What is it and how to I remove it?

See a derm: If it has been there for a long time and it has not undergone any changes and it's not painful then in all probability it is a non-worrisome lesion. It might be something called a dermatofibroma. However with this said I would definitely see a dermatologist to confirm it's benign nature. ...Read more

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I have a lump or knot on the outter part of my upper arm, it doen not hurt but my arm is sore. What can it be?

See a dermatologist: It can be many things and at bare minimum I would recommend a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have been bitten by something on my upper arm, there is a small white lump and 1mm below a 1inch black bruise, feeling unwell also..

I have been bitten by something on my upper arm, there is a small white lump and 1mm below a 1inch black bruise, feeling unwell also..

No question here: This needs to be seen today. You don't know what may have bitten you, a blackened or bruised area that large is a concern. If you feel sick and especially if you have fever, best that you go to your doctor today. Don't try and drain this at home. Let the physician do it, that way they can test fluid for culture. Heal swiftly! ...Read more

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I have a lump in my upper left arm it's swollen hot to touch bothersome at times and where the lump is my upper arm feels like it's going numb?

I have a lump in my upper left arm it's swollen hot to touch bothersome at times and where the lump is my upper arm feels like it's going numb?

? abscess: Sounds like you have some infectious process going on, possible an infected cyst or abscess and or cellulitis. These types of conditions should require an evaluation by a dr. To get properly treated, especially since the area is getting numb as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my upper arm after having a canula in for 3 days. It is just above the insertion site at the bottom of the bicep. Is this common?

I have a lump on my upper arm after having a canula in for 3 days. It is just above the insertion site at the bottom of the bicep. Is this common?

Yes: Probably a small blood clot. Warm compresses may help. Should resolve on its own in a few weeks. If it gets red, or there is any swelling in your hand/arm, see your doctor right away. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had blunt force trauma to my upper arm, after two weeks I still have a large painful lump under the skin after two weeks. Not visible. What is it?

I had blunt force trauma to my upper arm, after two weeks I still have a large painful lump under the skin after two weeks. Not visible. What is it?

Most likely blood: You most likely have a hematoma under the skin, this is a jello like collection of clotted blood which accumulates under the skin after trauma. It is usually just treated with pain meds and a heating pad. There could be other causes, but this is most likely, should resolve after 2 or 3 months, if not, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had pain in my shoulder for a few months & it hurt to reach up or out. Now extreme pain in bicep with a lump across my upper arm. What could it be?

I had pain in my shoulder for a few months & it hurt to reach up or out. Now extreme pain in bicep with a lump across my upper arm. What could it be?

Let try to help: If that lump is recent? Do you have bruise in the arm? If you do? Most likely rupture of the biceps tendon around the shoulder. ...Read more