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I have a small lump/bump under (inside) my skin around my right elbow it does not hurt but can be felt and is somewhat visible. I am freaking out.?

I have a small lump/bump under (inside) my skin around my right elbow it does not hurt but can be felt and is somewhat visible. I am freaking out.?

Possible cyst: These are always difficult, even when seen in person. Cysts, lipoma (little fatty growths) and rheumatoid nodules can all cause similar little lumps under the skin. Though most are benign, it is worth getting it checked out by your primary doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Small lump forearm near elbow, not on elbow. Hit area hard a few weeks ago. No pain. Cancer possible?

Unlikely: Fat necrosis is one of the common causes of a nodule in the skin after trauma. Cancer usually does not develop within weeks, so that seems unlikely. Was it possible there was lump there before, and you only notice it now after the injury? Without an age, there are some other possibilities that could be seen: gout, arthritis, etc. ...Read more

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I have a soft painless lump on the tip of my elbow about the size of a walnut. It's numb & feels like it's filled with fluid. What could this be?

I have a soft painless lump on the tip of my elbow about the size of a walnut. It's numb & feels like it's filled with fluid. What could this be?

Cyst: It could be a cyst connecting to the joint, or it could be a bursitis, or a nodule with no relation or connection to the joint.
you can leave it alone unless it started causing pain, or it is getting larger. ...Read more

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What is a hard lump deep in the skin on elbow? Picked at it badly causing scab, a pea sized white fluid filled lump pulled out with the scab, no pain.

What is a hard lump deep in the skin on elbow? Picked at it badly causing scab, a pea sized white fluid filled lump pulled out with the scab, no pain.

Could be a cyst: This sounds like a cyst, but there are many other causes for the "hard lump". You should get is checked out. ...Read more

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Above elbow inside hand, feels like tablet structure and flexible. Pressing inside no pain, catch and press with 2fingers its pain. What is that? Any lump?

Above elbow inside hand, feels like tablet structure and flexible. Pressing inside no pain, catch and press with 2fingers its pain. What is that? Any lump?

Lipoma: I'm not sure from your description, did you mean the inside of your arm above your elbow there is a mobile mass that only hurts if you squeeze it? That would most likely be a lipoma which are common on the arms. If it's on the outside of the arm, the same thing. If it is changing see your doc. Good health ...Read more

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Lumps under skin of elbows. What could this be?

Lumps under skin of elbows. What could this be?

Elbow lumps: Without further information, "lumps under skin of elbows" could be cause by a long and dizzying list of things. Epitrochlear lymph nodes, tophi, rheumatoid nodules, lipoma, cyst, etc. Guessing is not advised. Seeing your doctor to obtain a formal diagnosis is! ...Read more

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What this painful lump on/around my elbow could be?

Olecranon bursitis: It probably is an olecranon bursitis if the swelling is at the point of the elbow. See an orthopedist. Aspiration and a cortisone injection often resolves the problem. ...Read more

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I have found a lump just above my elbow, what is this?

I have found a lump just above my elbow, what is this?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a squishy lump on inside of left elbow do I need to worry?

Olecranon bursa: It sound as if you are describing an olecranon bursa.

They are benign. It could be aspirated and then a compressive dressing applied for a few days and that should relieve it.

Otherwise prolotherapy to the bursa will close it down. It is not a cause for worry. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a lump in your elbow and have sharp pains?

What does it mean when you have a lump in your elbow and have sharp pains?

Olecranon bursitis: It probably is an olecranon bursitis if the swelling is at the point of the elbow. See an orthopedist. Aspiration and a cortisone injection often resolves the problem. ...Read more

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I have a squishy lump in the crease of my elbow. It is moveable not fixed and isn't solidly round but about the size of a quarter.

I have a squishy lump in the crease of my elbow. It is moveable not fixed and isn't solidly round but about the size of a quarter.

Maybe a lipoma.: This could be a variety of things. It sounds like it might be a lipoma. You could take pictures of it and then either see a doctor in person or on HealthTap to further evaluate it. If you use HealthTap, make sure your pictures are high-quality and that you get close-up pictures, if at all possible. ...Read more

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I have apainful lump on my elbow I am typw two diabete?

I have apainful lump on my elbow I am typw two diabete?

Olecranon bursa: Tou need an accurate diagnosis made by a simple exam. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have just noticed on my elbow I have a collection of flesh coloured lumps they don't itch but im really worried as to what they are can anyone help?

What should I do if I have just noticed on my elbow I have a collection of flesh coloured lumps they don't itch but im really worried as to what they are can anyone help?

Lumps: More information is needed.

How long have t hey been there?
Have they changed in size?
Are they painful?

I would recommend consulting a local dermatologist or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Lump on inside of arm near elbow?

Needs eval: You don't say how long it's been there or anything about the qualities or if you were injured so sorry but can't be of more help. Of you want to write back with more information maybe we could help. Sorry ...Read more

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What's this lump on my arm near the elbow?

Difficult to say: It is obviously difficult to guess what a lump could be without an examination, so come in and let a physician see it.! if it is painless and in the back of the elbow it could be your olecranon bursa. Lumps and bumps around the elbow are fairly common. You need an exam and xrays. ...Read more

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Hard painful lump on my elbow it does not move?

Variable: Could be osteophyte/bone spur, calcification.. Best to see ortho doc and get xr if indicated. ...Read more

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Just found lumps on elbow which is really itchy and raw?

Just found lumps on elbow which is really itchy and raw?

Pruritis: Dry skin is a very common reason for itchy skin. Two other possible causes of itchy skin on the elbows may be from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. See your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis so that you can start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Small pea sized movable lump infron of elbow are (soft side). It doesn't hurt. Same size for months now.?

Lump by Elbow: Likely this is a lipoma, a small benign, collection of fat. To make sure it is worth it to get it checked by your physician. ...Read more

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I have small lump on elbow, that is very painfully if pressure is added. What is it and how do I remove it.

I have small lump on elbow, that is very painfully if pressure is added. What is it and how do I remove it.

Olecranon bursitis: Many things can cause a lump on the elbow. If the lump occurred suddenly, then the likely cause is an inflamed bursa usually on the dorsal aspect of the elbow. The area will usually be filled with fluid giving the impression of a lump.
The treatment is to drain the swelling and take anti inflammatory medications in the class of ibuprofen. ...Read more