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Could a 50cent-sized, soft-flatish, swollen looking lump, behind my watch on the right top of the forearm, with thumb and elbow pain be nerve related?

Could a 50cent-sized, soft-flatish, swollen looking lump, behind my watch on the right top of the forearm, with thumb and elbow pain be nerve related?

Ganglion or lipoma.: The sensory branch of the radial nerve is in the area & superficial. A mass can compress it. The area or pain or numbness is the top of the thumb and index finger & also the Web space between them.
Tapping on the area with Ur index finger should reproduce the symptoms. C a hand surgeon 4 xam& rec.4 treatment.
Good luck!

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I have sudden bulging veins on the tops of both hands, palms of hands as well as forearms/inner elbow. Why?

I have sudden bulging veins on the tops of both hands, palms of hands as well as forearms/inner elbow. Why?

Swollen hand veins.: Hand veins can swell for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary. Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun exposure and loss of elasticity. I doubt at age 32 that aging is a factor for you. Actually, I am amazed at the amount of women that I see with bulging hand veins. They can be easily treated with laser or sclerotherapy and usually a combination of both. ...Read more

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Pain on top of left shoulder, left elbow, left forearm, wrist and ring finger and knuckle and slight pain in left upper chest. What could this be?

Pain on top of left shoulder, left elbow, left forearm, wrist and ring finger and knuckle and slight pain in left upper chest. What could this be?

Pinched nerve: Pain in the chest or arm that goes to the hand or fingers is almost never due to a heart problem. Just the same, if the pain is assoicated with muscle weakness, keeps you up at night, interferes with daily activities, and/or is not responding to whatever medication you have at home, you should see a doctor for an evaluation and a step up in treatment. Physical therapy or steroids are examples. ...Read more

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Pain on top of left shoulder, left elbow, left forearm, wrist and ring finger and knuckle and slight pain in left upper chest. What could this be?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia can cause widespread pain such as what you describe.
You may feel as if there is swelling and morning stiffness but no visible evidence of swelling. One side of the body is usually worse than the other and symptoms can be associated with fatigue, insomnia and depression. This is a clinical diagnosis but other forms of arthralgias are ruled out with a complete h&p, labs and xrays if. ...Read more

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Swelling/pain in hands & where arm meets wrists, pain up forearm, elbow, back of arm, swollen spot top of shoulder, RA test -, started 1 yr ago, worried about deterioration, no rash, no warmth, some tingling?

Pain in hands/arms: This sounds very much like a connective tissue problem. Best to see a rheumatologist for further evaluation and work up. Also with the tingling, EMG/NCS (nerve) testing also indicated. Your provider will know what this means and what to do. Best of luck ...Read more

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I'm having a sharp pain in my elbow. It hurts whenever I straighten out my arm and then try to bend it after. Mostly around the top part of my elbow.

I'm having a sharp pain in my elbow. It hurts whenever I straighten out my arm and then try to bend it after. Mostly around the top part of my elbow.

Tennis elbow: History of repetitive recreational or occupational activity. Elbow pain during or following flexion and extension. Pain at the lateral aspect of the elbow. Try Rest, ice, NSAID, brace /strap. Avoid activities that exacerbate the pain. If no response to therapy after 6 weeks, Go to doctor. ...Read more

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My left arm is swollen not from the top the bottom next to my elbow on the top its been a week or 2 since I realisedd but I have no pain just feels we?

My left arm is swollen not from the top the bottom next to my elbow on the top its been a week or 2 since I realisedd but I have no pain just feels we?

Swollen left arm: Can you move it in all directions? Is it warm? Any trauma? May be nerve, tendonitis, activity related tendonosis, or lyme. F/u w/ doc for lyme testing and evaluation ...Read more

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Hurt arm lifting and twisting to load a truck, what could it be? Pain starts in top of the arm at elbow area where I have had tendonitis before. I heard a snap in my arm when it happened and if I try to pick anything up or twist it the pain is beyond desc

Hello.: Hello. I don't know the cause of your arm pain. Pulled muscle? Tendon inflammation? Ligament injury? Avulsion fracture? Because of the severity of your pain and the fact that it is preventing you from full function, recommend that this be evaluated medically. Orthopedic surgeons specialize in musculo skeletal injuries. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a burn at the top of my arm under the elbow and it dident heal for 4 mounths and its pink and has red dots please tell me what to do?

I have a burn at the top of my arm under the elbow and it dident heal for 4 mounths and its pink and has red dots please tell me what to do?

See a burn doctor: A burn that remains unhealed for more than 3 weeks probably needs a skin graft--and at least needs to be seen by a doctor. What you are seeing is probably granulation tissue--the body's attempt to heal the area--but at 4 months it needs a little assistance. ...Read more

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I have 3 bug bites on my elbow and 2 at the top of my shoulder and a painful rash has spread all over the underside of my arm. Is this an emergency?

I have 3 bug bites on my elbow and 2 at the top of my shoulder and a painful rash has spread all over the underside of my arm. Is this an emergency?

may be not.: Allergic reaction can be treated with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth and Cream. Also apply Cortisone Cream to the area. These will help curb the spread of Rash. Assuming you cleaned and washed the area with soap and water first.
If you are having Difficulty in breathing along with spreading of Rash=Emergency,
Otherwise you may need to see your doctor if rash keep spreading ...Read more

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My arm is all swollen and red it numb to the top and pain to the elbow it has lump and black circle in middle of my arm. It so painful I cant move it?

My arm is all swollen and red it numb to the top and pain to the elbow it has lump and black circle in middle of my arm. It so painful I cant move it?

Insect bite: This could be an insect bite such a a brown recluse spider or an injury from a rose thorn. A picture would be helpful but it probably needs to be seen an treated ...Read more

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2nd maybe 3rd degree burn from water its from my elbow around the top to where my arm bends should I wrap it or not my blister got popped?

2nd maybe 3rd degree burn from water its from my elbow around the top to where my arm bends should I wrap it or not my blister got popped?

Be seen: To determine the depth of the burn and because it goes around your arm and may need further treatment. You also may need a tetanus shot. You will need ongoing wound care. All the best. ...Read more

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Large lump at the top of my arm, with intermittent shooting pain through my elbow and wrist. Can a lipoma cause pain or is this something more?

Large lump at the top of my arm, with intermittent shooting pain through my elbow and wrist. Can a lipoma cause pain or is this something more?

Nerve compression: The shooting pain through your elbow and wrist could be related to a compressed nerve. Ok to check with your doc for an exam and opinion about that lump and whether it is causative. ...Read more

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Started lunch time today heavy left arm, feels like tightness in top of arm above elbow and left hand heavy and veins hurting???

Started lunch time today heavy left arm, feels like tightness in top of arm above elbow and left hand heavy and veins hurting???

See physician today: If you are over 40, heart disease can present like this and you need to see your physician today. While other things like musculoskeletal pain can do this, be safe and have it checked out promptly ...Read more

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Pain in middle top back pain in left arm and elbow sour tast burping burnig in stomach chest pain and pressure filling sick ben 8 months astil hav sym?

Pain in middle top back pain in left arm and elbow sour tast burping burnig in stomach chest pain and pressure filling sick ben 8 months astil hav sym?

8 months of symptoms: It's time to see your doctor if you've had these symptoms that long! While I could speculate on some of your symptoms, a more complete history and definitely a physical exam are needed.
The sour tasted, burning in chest/stomach, and nausea (feeling sick) could be many things (i.e. reflux, hiatal hernia etc) and your doctor can help figure it out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Neck pain into forehead and left side of nose left shoulder left arm left elbow left hip left leg left foot. Top of foot feel numb. What is this?

Headache?: Any reason to believe you are having a stroke? Are you having any weakness anywhere? How is your speech? The areas you described aren't linked so easily. Only place I source I could think of would be in your brain, but even there, what you are describing is just one place. Seek help please! ...Read more

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21 burning in stomach burping sour tast in mouth left arm an elbow pain top back pain pressure in chest chest xray normal good 8 months STI hav sympto?

21 burning in stomach burping sour tast in mouth left arm an elbow pain top back pain pressure in chest chest xray normal good 8 months STI hav sympto?

GI symptoms: Sounds like you could have reflux and you are feeling and tasting the stomach acid as it splashed out of the stomach and onto the esophagus. You could try to take over the counter medications like Pepcid (famotidine) when it happens. You could also try something like Prilosec but would discuss this with a doctor before starting the medication long term. Also stop eating 2 hours before bed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in r elbow radiating into my forearm when I straighten it. What can it be and what can I do to relieve the pain?

Pain in r elbow radiating into my forearm when I straighten it. What can it be and what can I do to relieve the pain?

It depends: If the pain is medial and goes into your ring and little finger, it's probably cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the elbow. If its the outside of the elbow, it may be tennis elbow syndrome. Both should be treated with rest and anti-inflammatory medication, but if it keeps hurting see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have been feeling a dripping wet sensation coming from my elbow/forearm area- when its actually dry- what could this be a symptom of?

I have been feeling a dripping wet sensation coming from my elbow/forearm area- when its actually dry- what could this be a symptom of?

Don't know....: I don't want to alarm you, but this is sort of an unusual symptom, in my experience. I think you should talk with your doctor, who may refer you to a neurologist. They may recommend a scan of your brain to be sure there isn't anything unexpected, i.e., a growth, or evidence of demyelinating disease (ms). They may also recommend an eeg to look at your brain waves, to rule out unusual seizures. ...Read more

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Hard forearm and blue swollen on elbows?

Hard forearm and blue swollen on elbows?

Blue elbows: Sounds like its resulting from some sort of trauma. Seek medical attention if this the case. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in elbow and forearm area?

What could cause pain in elbow and forearm area?

Tennis elbow.: At your age, it could be tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), an irritation of the tendon on the outside of your elbow. See a non-surgical sports medicine doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in elbow and forearm area?

Ice.: Ice the area for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, if you can. See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, for evaluation. ...Read more