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Extremely painful hard upper arm mass, not visible been there for many months no injury hot to touch hurts/hard to move arm. Pain spreading down arm. ?

Extremely painful hard upper arm mass, not visible been there for many months no injury hot to touch hurts/hard to move arm. Pain spreading down arm. ?

Evaluation needed: A painful mass that is hot to touch and hard needs medical evaluation. See your primary care as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Mass on left upper rib cage under arm. like a third breast soft like a breast but at the base near the ribs it gets firmer 3"X 3" at base 6-7"total.

Mass on left upper rib cage under arm. like a third breast soft like a breast but at the base near the ribs it gets firmer 3"X 3" at base 6-7"total.

Girlie Boy?: Sounds like what is called a "lipoma," which is an organized overgrowth of fat. Kind of a very benign tumor ('tumor' means 'swelling'). If it's causing you a problem see a general or a plastic surgeon to have it removed. And tell your girlfriend that No, it's not God's way of saying you're a "girlie boy." ...Read more

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Hello dr, does sweet potatoes really works to reduce upper arm fat?please help?

Hello dr, does sweet potatoes really works to reduce upper arm fat?please help?

Not likely: No food works on one specific area of fat. Reducing the overall body fat will result in a more uniform shape. Exercise to build muscle mass like yoga or resistance training can help make arms more shapely. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Volan ganglion on radial head upper arm I have a cyst on upper arm?

Volan ganglion on radial head  upper arm I have a cyst on upper arm?

Specific: Is the mass on the arm between the shoulder and elbow? Is it getting bigger and over how long a time? Does it pulsate? Does it move with the shoulder or elbow? Does it "tingle" when you thump it? These are things to think about when you see you see an orthopedic surgeon. He can decide what to do for you. ...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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I see a lump on my upper arm more when I turn it elbow facing down palm up. In the past I was told its a lipoma now shooting arm pain what's next help?

I see a lump on my upper arm more when I turn it elbow facing down palm up. In the past I was told its a lipoma now shooting arm pain what's next help?

Doc, check it again: Shooting pain down the arm is the focus of what needs to be evaluated. It may relate to the lipoma. A lipoma, collections of fatty tissue under the skin, may occur in multiple areas of skin. If it changes size, or quality or becomes tender, it should be removed, because there may be a cancerous change in some cells. Shoot pain down arm and lipoma may be distinct problems, have both checked out. ...Read more

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Would breaking the nerve across the chest lead to losing muscle mass in the upper arms? Would the same be true for the nerves and muscles down front?

Would breaking the nerve across the chest lead to losing muscle mass in the upper arms? Would the same be true for the nerves and muscles down front?

Unlikely.: The nerves that supply the arms run through the brachial plexus, a network of nerves that run from the neck spinal cord through the axilla (near pit of the arm). If these were severed, loss of function and atrophy of the arm muscles would occur. No nerves that supply the arm run on the front of the chest. This area only has nerves to the skin, & nerve damage would result in numbness in the skin. ...Read more

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I fell 2 months ago..my rt upper arm is in pain so that sometimes I have to use my other arm to lift ? what may be the problem

I fell 2 months ago..my rt upper arm is in pain so that sometimes I have to use my other arm to lift ?  what may be the problem

.Need exam: You need to be examined. You have either broken your shoulder or have ruptured or injured a muscle or tendon. Not all fractures show up on X-Ray early in an injury.. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain in my upper arm when I touch it or move it?

Why do I have pain in my upper arm when I touch it or move it?

Shoulder or armpit?: Could be an inflamed node or early abscess if armpit involved. If shoulder, would think strain if trauma or lifting involved. If muscle stain heating pad/anti-inflammatory medications, trauma , ie contusion , cold compresses. ...Read more

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I've noticed a big pigmentaion on my upper arm , it has a very light brown color and it' so random in its shape , what can it be ?

I've noticed a big pigmentaion on my upper arm , it has a very light brown color and it' so random in its shape , what can it be ?

Need a picture: Very difficult to say without a picture to look at. It could range from mild normal pigmentation changes brought on by hormonal activity or sun exposure to congenital pigmented lesions which range, again, from benign to potentially dangerous dysplastic nevi to early melanomas (lentigo maligna melanoma as they used to be called)..any pigmented lesion should be checked by the appropriate physician. ...Read more