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Doctor insights on: Nodules Under The Skin Near The Back Of The Elbow

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Why do I have a soft nodule on the back of my bony elbow. It does not hurt. It is probably 3×2×1 cm.How long should it last.When should I see the dr.?

Why do I have a soft nodule on the back of my bony elbow. It does not hurt. It is probably 3×2×1 cm.How long should it last.When should I see the dr.?

Bursitis: This is likely due to fluid in the olecranon bursa. Check out link to see if it looks like this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/olecranon_bursitis if it hurts or is red, see a doctor right away. This is often cause by over exertion or trauma. Stop doing whatever activity that can be a possible cause and take a nsaid. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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I have a hard lump under the skin above the elbow, have had it four years now but now I'm starting to get sharp pains in my elbow.

I have a hard lump under the skin above the elbow, have had it four years now but now I'm starting to get sharp pains in my elbow.

This needs a hands-: -on exam. Start with Ur PCP & get referred if needed. Not a usual place 4 a lyump node unless close 2 the elbow in the epichondylar area. Pain is not associated with them either. Could B an infected cyst, but that's just a guess U do need 2 B C-n. ...Read more

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8 years ago i had an IV after surgery i noticed that i could feel hard piece under the skin at wrist i did not see md but now i can feel in elbow?

8 years is long: I could be wrong and you might be wise to have an exam, but I'd think that this is not related to the incident 8 years ago. But the only way to know what it is would be an exam - so have an exam. Best! ...Read more

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Rash on elbow. Non-itchy and not raised. Doesn't blanch. Feel well in self just a bit sick. History of dermatitis & eczema. Looks to be under the skin?

Rash on elbow. Non-itchy and not raised. Doesn't blanch. Feel well in self just a bit sick. History of dermatitis & eczema. Looks to be under the skin?

Flare of eczema?: Difficult to determine without seeing rash. Non-blanching rash with a history of eczema is concerning for a possible flare. Would consider applying topical corticosteroids to area and monitor for improvement. If this fails have rash evaluated by doctor. ...Read more

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I have several very tender pea-sized lumps under the skin of my outer thighs and also inside the bend of my elbow. GP said fibromas? Why so painful?

Fibromas: Fibromas are the most common painful skin tumor. They are benign.Usually removal of these is not necessary. If they continue to be particularly bothersome, I would obtain a consult with a dermatologist to be sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more