Doctor insights on:
Lump On A Bruise
My grandmother has a small bruise on her upper-inner arm and it has a fingernail sized lump underneath, she only noticed it a few days ago, cancerous?
No tumor: lump appearing under a bruise frequently results from hematoma consolidating to produce a palpable lesion. Tumors take time to develop. In rare instances a tumor appears at site of bruise but from a pre-existing cancer, removed and appeared under control. This lesion should be watched to assure no further growth and if not resolved while clinically stable, should have excisional bx ...Read more
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
See below: The lump can be do to the trauma that caused the bruise. I would not be concerned, unless your son starts developing bruises without trauma. ...Read more
Most likely you did: have a small bump to the arm. You may not always feel the impact of something. But an impact on your arm is by far the more common reason for this to occur. If this keeps occuring then I would suggest seeing a doctor and having a blood test to check for clotting problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, got a pea size hard lump on my lower back, had it a few years, it looks like it has a black spot in middle under skin, its grown over the years?
Cyst?: The cause is unclear as to what you are describing. If it has been there for years , it is less likely that is is something of a significant nature. See the doc and have it removed. Best wishes. ...Read more
My son has a ganglion cyst on his wrist and now i just discovered a pea size bump under his chin. Help?
I have a small bump on the upper part of my left elbow, a purple penny size bump. What is it? It has pain and appears like a bruise.
My boyfriend has a soft, sore, and marble sized lump above his collarbone. Could this be cancerous?
Depends: It depends on several things: how long has it been there? Is it enlarging in size? Does he have any other concerning symptoms (pain, weight loss)? How old is he? The only way to know for sure is to have a complete physical exam with a reputable physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Internal tubing: There are a set of tubes leading from the testicle into the penis. These are what will delivery seminal fluid when he reaches reproductive age. As puberty starts up they can become a little swollen. Be sure to have his MD do an annual checkup and confirm these suspicions. Ask your son to tell you immediately if large swelling or severe pain in area. ...Read more
A year ago i went down on my motorcycle. It left bruise on my thigh with a big lump. Over a year later, the lump hasnt gone away a is slowly growing
Clavicle: Is it possible he fractured it? Clavicle can fracture and young kids don't really complain. Clavicle most common fracture in this age group. Might just hold arm at side for a week then resume normal activities. Bump is healing callous that may resort when fracture remodels. ...Read more
Have been bruising easily on my thighs. no idea why. My right leg has small bruise, size of a quarter with a non-painful lump under it. What is it?
2 weeks ago I noticed a red spot with a lump on my left breast .feels warm Since then the redness has went away but the small lump hasnt.
Small lump: As described, it sounds like you had a localized abscess or type of localized infection (with the redness, palpable lump, and warmth). Since the lump is still there, you need to have it evaluated to be safe to assure it does not need antibiotics or to assure it is not something more serious. Best wishes. ...Read more
My 18 year old son has a pea size lump in his suprasternal notch and he says it has a little pain. He has had it and it has gotten bigger.
Painless lump hard lump on bone behind ear I had it for a few awhile now but I noticed that it has grown a bit?
Mass: It doesn't matter what I think it might be based on the limited information you have provided, it needs to be seen by a doctor. I'm not sure why you have been watching it for "awhile" but now sought medical attention on line instead of in person but you already know you need medical evaluation. See your doctor. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- My baby has a mystery bruise
- My child has lump by elbow
- My breast is sore and has a lump
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Why has my calf bruised after cramp?
- My child has a cluster of small bruises
- My mole has developed a bruise around it
- Lump in my thigh where a bruise used to be
- My newborn has a bruise