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The large mass went down, but my forearm feels better. Was that a synovial cyst that popped?

The large mass went down, but my forearm feels better. Was that a synovial cyst that popped?

Possibly: Large cysts in the area of the wrists are usually ganglion cysts and these are synovial in nature; would recommend it be looked at so as not to miss a more serious underlying problem. ...Read more

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I fell and had my forearm bruised for 2 weeks. Now there is a 1/2 golfball of hard mass with a weird muscle like feeling fibers on one side. No pain?

I fell and had my forearm bruised for 2 weeks. Now there is a 1/2 golfball of hard mass with a weird muscle like feeling fibers on one side. No pain?

Bump: likely a hematoma or collection of old blood. Should slowly resolve over a few weeks. If doesn't, go see an MD to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have brown patches on both forearms, that appeared overnight. They aren't painful or itchy. They look like they're part of my skin.

To appear overnight: suggests some kind of sun exposure the day before, esp if you touched limes or lemons or citrus fruits that get on your skin and with sunexposure cause hyperpigmentation. See dermatologist to diagnose and treat ...Read more

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I have a mass on the upper right side of my tourso. I think its been there a long time, its not painful, but feels different from my other side. ?

I have a mass on the upper  right side of my tourso.  I think its been there a long time, its not painful, but feels different from my other side.  ?

Needs exam: The upper right side of your torso is your shoulder, chest wall or breast (depending on whether you mean the front or back). As with any mass, assessment should start with a proper history and physical exam. ...Read more

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I have a large, hard mass in one of my breasts and its really painful, what could it be?

I have a large, hard mass in one of my breasts and its really painful, what could it be?

Depends: If you are nursing , have piercings in the breast or nipples, or if it has come up rapidly, it is likely an infection. If it has developed slowly over time it could be a cancer. Either way you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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