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Doctor insights on: Lumps Under Skin On Legs And Arms

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My son has marble sized lumps under the skin on arms, legs and abdomen doctors don't know what these are. What do you think these could be?

My son has marble sized lumps under the skin on arms, legs and abdomen doctors don't know what these are. What do you think these could be?

Skin Lumps: There are a number skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear on the surface or just below the skin: skin cysts, cherry angioma, dermatofibromas, epidermoid cysts, folliculitis, keratosis pilaris, lipomas, neurofibromas. See your doctor for a biopsy. Read more

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Itchy lumps all over my legs and arms they are my skin colour and really itch.

Itchy lumps all over my legs and arms they are my skin colour and really itch.

Hives: What you describe sounds like hives, a nonspecific reaction of the skin that commonly occurs during an allergic response to some trigger. The trigger to the reaction can be many things; new food, bug bite, reaction to sun screen, etc. Lots of possibilities but only your own detective work may figure it out. Benedryl often helps with the itch. Read more

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Hard lump on lower back size of a quarter under skin. Bad pulling in arms, shoulders, back, and legs. Feel most pain when I lie down for a while.?

Hard lump on lower back size of a quarter under skin. Bad pulling in arms, shoulders, back, and legs. Feel most pain when I lie down for a while.?

TimetoTakeYourLumps: Best to get it looked-at. An infection under the skin (an abscess, "boil") can be taken care of. And if it's some other kind of lump, it should be examined and a decision made as to what to do about it. The other problems are probably unrelated but can be figured-out at the same visit. Also, remember, if that lump is an infection, the longer you wait, the bigger it'll get and more painful the cure Read more

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My mother has a lump in the palm of her hand under the skin and has pain in her arms and legs. What could be the cause of this these pains she is 67?

My mother has a lump in the palm of her hand under the skin and has pain in her arms and legs. What could be the cause of this these pains she is 67?

Unclear: Pain in arms and legs at age 67 could be one of many things. Best to have a physical perform to find the cause. Hope she gets to feeling better. Read more

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Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Need surgical eval: These symptoms - suggestive of spinal cord being compressed - need evaluation to rule of cancer or growth causing these symptoms. The other explanation could be herniated disc but you need further evaluation and this is very serious so get evaluated immediately. Read more

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L have many lumps under the skin of my arm and thigh. Some of them are painful. Its not noticible from out side and but notice when touching.

L have many lumps under the skin of my arm and thigh. Some of them are painful. Its not noticible from out side and but notice when touching.

See your doctor: These may be simple fatty tumors that are annoying but not in any way harmful or possibly something more. They need to be looked at. Read more

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I have boil type lumps between my legs & under my arms what are they?

I have boil type lumps between my legs & under my arms what are they?

Swollen glands?: It sounds like lymph nodes may be affected. This happens with infections, inflammation and tunors less often. I recommend that you see a local physician. Read more

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I've got really weird red lumps to my legs and arms and I have no idea how I've got them. But they itch so bad all the time, what is it?!

I've got really weird red lumps to my legs and arms and I have no idea how I've got them. But they itch so bad all the time, what is it?!

Need exam: Rashes or bumps need to be seen to make a DX If this persists, then call your DR and get in for exam Read more

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My son has woke up this morning with a few raised red lumps they have now progressed into large red blotches on the tops of his arms, legs and a few on?

My son has woke up this morning with a few raised red lumps they have now progressed into large red blotches on the tops of his arms, legs and a few on?

Possible hives: Without a photo or exam, large blotchy rash sounds like hives, but 5th disease, a common viral illness, starts with flushed cheeks and then progresses to a blotchy, lacy rash on the outer parts of the arms and legs and sometimes the chest. Hives are usually itchy, may come from an allergy to a med or food or body reaction to recent illness. Treat with oral Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc. Fifth disease not itchy. Read more

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Red rash symetrical on arms and top of legs. No lumps or itchiness.

Red rash symetrical on arms and top of legs. No lumps or itchiness.

Rash: We would need to see the rash to help diagnose it. Suggest a visit with your doctor or virtual consultation. Read more

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I have several lumps (and keep noticing more) on my abs, legs and arms. I've also worked out a lot in my life. What could they be? Calcium deposits?

I have several lumps (and keep noticing more) on my abs, legs and arms. I've also worked out a lot in my life. What could they be? Calcium deposits?

Need more info: Depends on the lumps and how they feel on exam, as well as your history. With this information there simply is not enough to guide you. You should consider seeing a physician for full evaluation - both history and physical. Read more

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Itchy white bumps/lumps kind of looks swollen suddenly appeared on my arms and legs what is this please help?

Itchy white bumps/lumps kind of looks swollen suddenly appeared on my arms and legs what is this please help?

Dermatology: I suggest seeing a dermatologist ASAP since this cannot be diagnosed without directly examination and visualization. I suggest BOTH Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical 1% hydrocortisone cream until seen. Read more

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I have small lumps under both arms a few on both inner legs as well as outer areas....I stay so sore under arm. What is this??

I have small lumps under both arms a few on both inner legs as well as outer areas....I stay so sore under arm. What is this??

Inclusion Cysts: These are likely small cysts. You need to have them evaluated by your doctor or a dermatologist. Removal may be an option and a cure. Read more

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I aam being bit. Its big lumps on hands arms legs back and butt. I seen a bug red and flat is it bedbugs or fleas?

I aam being bit. Its big lumps on hands arms legs back and butt. I seen a bug red and flat is it bedbugs or fleas?

Bedbugs vs fleas: Bedbugs signs: 1. Blood smears on bedding (turn black over time). 2. Amber colored “shells” = shedded exoskeletons. 3. Bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). 4. W heavy infestation, bug's secretions leave “musty sweet”odor. Don't expect to “see” eggs. They're nocturnal ; in small crevices, translucent ; 1/16th inch long. Adults are 1/4th inch long ; flat. Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs. Read more

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I have over 12 small round (not perfectly circular) lumps, different sizes, on both arms, neck, & couple on legs. Are not pimples. Dr. Dismisses.?

I have over 12 small round (not perfectly circular) lumps, different sizes, on both arms, neck, & couple on legs. Are not pimples. Dr. Dismisses.?

Ask family members: In the absence of associated pain, rapid growth or any discharge from these lumps there is no urgency to have them removed. Possibilities include include cysts or lipomas (benign fatty tumors) but a biopsy would give more information. These types of lesions can be associated with inherited conditions so it's useful to ask family members if they have similar lesions, then follow up with your doctor. Read more

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I have painful lumps on my arms and legs lots of muscle spasms and muscular pain all the time. What causes this?

I have painful lumps on my arms and legs lots of muscle spasms and muscular pain all the time. What causes this?

Be seen: The lumps sounds like sebaceous cysts or fatty tumors, while the spasms could be many things. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis. Read more