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I have a hard lump under my skin on my inner forearm that a have had for at least a few years. It also has a blueish look to it. Should i be worried.

I have a hard lump under my skin on my inner forearm that a have had for at least a few years. It also has a blueish look to it. Should i be worried.

Venous Lake: Some people have small dark blue cystic like structures which are a confluence of dilated capillaries near the surface of the skin. They are called "venous lakes". They are benign. However, if it has a pulse it may be arterial and should be checked. Also, any rapidly changing lesion need evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small lump/bump under skin near elbow on outer forearm. Its skin colour, feels softish (i think) and seems to disappear if i press on it hard?

I have a small lump/bump under skin near elbow on outer forearm. Its skin colour, feels softish (i think) and seems to disappear if i press on it hard?

Skin lump: Usually possibilities include a cyst, a lymph node, or a lipoma. However there are many other rarer possibilities. It is prudent to ask your doctor to evaluate the lesion. You should go promptly if the lesion is growing or changing. ...Read more

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I have a hard tender lump under skin on forearm should I be worried. Just appeared over night?

Boil?: This is one of those "almost have to see it to tell what it is" things. If it is tender, it could be a boil--localized staph infection. They are usually red, tender and can come up rather suddenly. It may need an antibiotic or lancing if it worsens. If you get expanding redness, streaks up your arm or run a fever, you need to be seen urgently. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under the skin on my forearm. It is soft, painless, and rolls around slightly when I run my hand over it. Should I be worried?

I have a small lump under the skin on my forearm. It is soft, painless, and rolls around slightly when I run my hand over it. Should I be worried?

Skin Lesion: Hello Lori, There are a variety of benign skin conditions (lipomas, fibroademonas, sebaceous cysts, etc...) that may have a similar presentation to what you have described. However, I would still recommend that you seek the evaluation of a physician to determine if there is something more concerning. The possibility of some type of malignancy should be ruled out. ...Read more

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I have 2 hard non painful bumps under my skin on forearm muscle. Got an ultrasound on them and doctor said it was nothing but what are they?

I have 2 hard non painful bumps under my skin on forearm muscle. Got an ultrasound on them and doctor said it was nothing but what are they?

Need more info: Without viewing and examining your "bumps" it's hard to tell you what is going on. If your physician did not give you a diagnosis it is time to get a second opinion from another physician. ...Read more

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