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I have a dime sized lump under the skin on top of my forearm. It does not move when I touch it. It is not visible looking at it. Not painful.

I have a dime sized lump under the skin on top of my forearm. It does not move when I touch it. It is not visible looking at it. Not painful.

Lump: This may be a simple cyst from an ingrown hair, lipoma(fatty growth) or a wen. Lack of redness or tenderness means that there is no inflammation or infection. A physician or dermatologist would have to examine it in order to advise you. ...Read more

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I have two very small colorless lumps under the skin in my right arm pit that are only painful when pressed. What could this be?

Axillary lumps: Hard to say. Possibly lymph nodes, or sebaceous/inclusion cysts. Best bet is to see your physician to get these lumps evaluated. ...Read more

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I punctured my arm on a bromeliad thorn. Now several weeks later I have a hard lump under the skin like a large bb. It is slightly painful?

I punctured my arm on a bromeliad thorn. Now several weeks later I have a hard lump under the skin like a large bb. It is slightly painful?

See a doctor: It is possible that you have one of several types of infection with inoculation of organisms into you by the thorn. ...Read more

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L have many lumps under the skin of my arm and thigh. Some of them are painful. Its not noticible from out side and but notice when touching.

L have  many lumps under the skin of my arm and thigh. Some of them are painful. Its not noticible from out side and but notice when touching.

See your doctor: These may be simple fatty tumors that are annoying but not in any way harmful or possibly something more. They need to be looked at. ...Read more

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I have a very small (pea-sized) green/purple/blue lump under the skin on my arm. It's not painful to touch and has been there for quite along time.

Tough to say: Skin lesions are very difficult to diagnose over the computer. Most skin conditions are benign, but the best advice for you is to have it examined in person by a provider to assure all is well and get it properly diagnosed and assessed. best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my skin. slightly painful if touched. Bothers me/arm while sleeping. just appeared. No color on arm. If pressed it turns white?

I have a lump under my skin.  slightly painful if touched.  Bothers me/arm while sleeping. just appeared.  No color on arm.  If pressed it turns white?

See provider: As the lump is bothering you during sleep consider seeing your health care provider to see if it needs to be removed or drained or otherwise treated. ...Read more

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I had blunt force trauma to my upper arm, after two weeks i still have a large painful lump under the skin after two weeks. Not visible. What is it?

I had blunt force trauma to my upper arm, after two weeks i still have a large painful lump under the skin after two weeks. Not visible. What is it?

Most likely blood: You most likely have a hematoma under the skin, this is a jello like collection of clotted blood which accumulates under the skin after trauma. It is usually just treated with pain meds and a heating pad. There could be other causes, but this is most likely, should resolve after 2 or 3 months, if not, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Extremely painful lump in right underarm. I am having a hard time moving my arm bc the pain is so bad. No redness on skin. Feeling unwell ?

Extremely painful lump in right underarm. I am having a hard time moving my arm bc the pain is so bad. No redness on skin. Feeling unwell ?

Get care ASAP: It sounds like you may have a fairly serious bacterial infection. See a doctor right away, preferably tonight even if you have to go to an emergency department. For sure get seen immediately if you develop fever 101F or if your "unwell" feeling is severe. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lump popped up under shoulder blade after having a lump upper arm same side. Numb skin but extremely painful when walking laying sitting. ?

Lump popped up under shoulder blade after having a lump upper arm same side. Numb skin but extremely painful when walking laying sitting. ?

See a doctor: This may be an infection that needs to be drained. Only by seeing a doctor and having an exam of the area can this be determined. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump under skin on bicep/ elbow. Hard lump not visible to the eye. Sends pain down arm?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities; from an enlarged lymph node, to a growth of a tumor or an infectious process among other possibilities. If it is red, painful, enlarging you should probably be seen immediately. If it is not, you could potentially moniter it and if it does not resolve over 4 weeks be seen. It is hard to say more without a direct examination. ...Read more

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I fell on my forearm and now there are little lumps under the skin. What should I do?

I fell on my forearm and now there are little lumps under the skin. What should I do?

See your PCP to get: An evaluation and xrays to ensure that you don't have a fracture. Other possibilities include a pulled muscle, or collection of blood causing a lump etc, etc. Another possibility is that the lumps were always there but you noticed them after hurting the forearm from the fall. Seeing an orthopod would greatly help for proper diagnosis. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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I have little lumps along the underside of my forearms. They are hard fatty bulges that have little wiggling room under the skin. What are they?

Lipoma: Hi, little fatty bumps that are mobile under the skin may be benign masses called lipomas. These are noncancerous fatty tumors that can be surgically removed. ...Read more

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