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Dr. Oscar Novick
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I had a pain in the top of my left forearm while picking something light up. I rubbed it & noticed that there is a painful lump under my skin. ?

Dr. Oscar Novick
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I had a pain in the top of my left forearm while picking something light up.  I rubbed it & noticed that there is a painful lump under my skin. ?

Painful lump: The lump may be a lymph node but without further information i advise you to seek help from your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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15 year old female, lump on left forearm under the skin for around two weeks now. It is painful to push on but not visable. ?

Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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15 year old female, lump on left forearm under the skin  for around two weeks now. It is painful to push on but not visable.  ?

Lump: Sounds like can be a cyst or a lipoma. If persists another few wks, then get evaluated to conform the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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I have a lump on my forearm underneath my skin. It's not painful and it's sort of hard. The area of the lump is darkening. I'm worried, what is it?

Dr. Darryl Blinski
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I have a lump on my forearm underneath my skin. It's not painful and it's sort of hard. The area of the lump is darkening. I'm worried, what is it?

Forearm lump: Best to seek in person examination by Derm or Surgeon. Could be lipoma, cyst, etc. Needs removal and biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Fox
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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.

Dr. Laurence Fox
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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.

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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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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.

Dr. Antoanella Calame
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
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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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Dr. Arthur Balin
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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?

Dr. Arthur Balin
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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?

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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Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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Dr. Michael Bryan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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I have a hard tender lump under skin on forearm should I be worried. Just appeared over night?

Dr. Michael Bryan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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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Dr. Anuj Sonawala
Board Certified, Pathology
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Pea like lump under my skin on my forearm I can barely see it but I can feel it. It doesn't hurt and it rolls around when I rub it. It feels hard and I think it's attached to my skin tissue or something. Also I have been playing guitar (I am a starter) an

Dr. Anuj Sonawala
Board Certified, Pathology
14 years in practice
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Pea like lump under my skin on my forearm I can barely see it but I can feel it. It doesn't hurt and it rolls around when I rub it. It feels hard and I think it's attached to my skin tissue or something. Also I have been playing guitar (I am a starter) an

See below: If this is in forearm near the wrist (either side of wrist), a ganglion cyst is favored. As with any 'firm lump' in the skin/subcutis, these are the possibilities: cysts (ganglion or inclusion), nodular fasciitis, neurofibroma, benign myxoid tumors, or other fibrous tumors such as DFSP. If it is a cyst, they generally do not require treatment; however, if infected, they need incision and drainage ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Both of my arms on my upper forearm have a lump under skin what could that be?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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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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