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Painful Bump On Elbow
Woke up Friday with a rash on my elbow but today Saturday it is painful filled bumps and the area is swollen. . What is ir?
I have a nickle size lump on the inside of my upper forearm right before my elbow which is only painful to the touch. I did not bump my arm. ?
I have a weird dark bump on my elbow. been there for years, almost look like an ingrown hair. not painful, not grown in size.any ideas how to dig deep?
I have a painful pimple like bump with white head on my elbow. What could it be? Could laying on my bed or applying pressure on my elbow at my desk cause it?
Yes: This could be as simple as a pimple that has not come to surface yet. Constant pressure or irritation to the area can cause this. If you are having fevers, chills or limited range of motion of your elbow joint, a more serious infection could be developing and you should seek medical attention. If not, a warm compress and avoiding the pressure to the area should be helpful. ...Read more
I've had a very painful bump on my arm right above the elbow for about 2 weeks now. skin around it seems to be peeling. and it is slightly swollen . What can it be??
?: It is hard to make a skin lesion diagnosis without seeing it. The lesion could be anything from an insect bite to an infection or more. Please make an appt with your family physician very soon. ...Read more
Hyperkeratosis: When skin thickens on the elbows and knees it gets bumpy, rough and sometimes itch. This is best treated with a skin exfoliating cream. There are over-the-counter creams with 12% ammonium lactate to start with. However, sometimes you may need a prescription cream to help those really stubborn spots. ...Read more
Lipoma: A common cause of a painless, soft, mobile swelling just under the skin is a harmless build up of fatty tissue. ...Read more
Sorry: We do not have access to pics of your bumps. You will need to be seen. ...Read more
My son has had these bumps on his elbows for almost and a year now. Sometimes they get reddish and itchy. What can it be?
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
I have this hard bump on my elbow. Its movable and I was wondering if I should get it clocked out. It has been there for 8 months now. ?
Probably benign: I would have this checked out only f it is bothering you. Otherwise I would not worry about it. ...Read more
Rash: Any skin condition is difficult to identify without seeing it or having more history. What does it look like?Is it red?Flad/raised? Etc. It could be that your knees have come into contact with something and is showing an allergic reaction. Could be eczema or psoriasis or skin rashes can sometimes be a sign of something going on internally. Best to have a doctor take a look and take a full history. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
I have. Read hard bumps. On my elbow. When I hit them on something. It's a burning feeling. What is it?
My son has a itchy pink/flesh colored bumps that began on his elbows and spread to his whole body overnight. Any idea what this could be.
Needs to be checked: Rash which has spread all over the body needs to be checked.It may be a viral infection, allergy or something else.So take him to the doctor and get it checked. ...Read more
I have a pinkish colored spot on the outer bend of my elbow it has a small bump in the center of it and every time i bump it it hurts. Why?
Infection: One reason to get this problem taken care of is that your "bump" probably overlies the olecranon bursa, with not much tissue in between. If infection gets into the bursa, you would need to have the bursa drained, with a longer recovery period than the current, smaller problem. ...Read more
Yesterday I saw a soft bump on my elbows. But today I have realized small dots forming around my knuckles. Should I be concerned ? What is it?
Yes : could be infection see ur ms may need antibiotics ...Read more
I have a small bump that is under my skin near my elbow that doesnt hurt when pressed. however ive had this bump for about a month and is noticeable?
Epitrochlear node?: If it's on the front as in the photo, it may be an epitrochlear lymph node. These are usually clinically significant and may indicate an infection. Best to have it checked by a physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
There is a small, hard, white bump on my husband' elbow.Does not hurt except if pressed hard.Started small became big after scratching.What could it b?
Not sure: I would see a dermatologist to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
My boyfriend gets random bumps under the surface of his skin. They do not pop up too often and when they do they usually go away pretty quick. But they are usually about the size of a quarter and are hard. He has one in his elbow that is always there. The
These could be either cystic lesions or nodules. There are many different types, some more worrisome than others. The fact that they go away is a good sign. However, the bottom line here is to have an evaluation by his primary care provider or dermatologist for a clear diagnosis.
Good luck. ...Read more