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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 semi hard lump on my left forearm what could it be? It started out as soft and i could squeeze it and feel it move under my skin.

See a dermatologist: It could be a cyst but it is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...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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Both of my arms on my upper forearm have a lump under skin what could that be?

Sounds like: Lipomas to me, but it could be neurofibroma, schwannoma, or any number of benign subcutaneous tumors. Can't tell more from this brief descriptions. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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