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Noticed a painless lump on my outside forearm what could cause it?

Noticed a painless lump on my outside forearm what could cause it?

Fatty tumor: The most common cause for that simple description is a lipoma or benign fatty tumor. How long has it been there? The only way to truly know what it is, is to have it biopsied. I would at the very least recommend having a healthcare provider examine it in person. ...Read more

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Hi I have small multiple pea sized lumps under both my forearms just under skinThere is no pain and they roll under skin when touched. It is colorless?

Hi I have small multiple pea sized lumps under both my forearms just under skinThere is no pain and they roll under skin when touched. It is colorless?

Possible Lipoma: Lipomas are benign fatty tumors. They tend to feel firm or rubbery, are mobile, and are always non-tender. They do not tend to resolve on their own. They do not require treatment unless they are causing discomfort.. Seek medical attention if lump increases in size or becomes painful. ...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?

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 dime sized lump on my forearm that is tender at times but sometimes painless and it's barely noticeable at times is this a cyst?

I have a dime sized lump on my forearm that is tender at times but sometimes painless and it's barely noticeable at times is this a cyst?

Probably: The lump is probably a cyst or lipoma. Neither are of concern unless they remain painful or there is growth. If either, you should see a surgeon about removal which can most likely be done under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Have a hard lump on my left forearm.Its not sore and it's the same colour as my skin...Can u give me any advice on it ...Thank you?

Have a hard lump on my left forearm.Its not sore and it's the same colour as my skin...Can u give me any advice on it ...Thank you?

Lipoma: It is probably a lipoma but that can only be confirmed by physical examination.A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin. Lipomas are found most often on the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and forearms but they can occur almost anywhere and are non cancerous.Consult your physician to confirm the diagnosis of lipoma. ...Read more

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I have a tender lump on my right forearm. If i work out it gets bigger . I did have a tiny surgury to remove pieces of glass 2 years ago. No pain?

I have a tender lump on my right forearm. If i work out it gets bigger . I did have a tiny surgury  to remove pieces of glass 2 years ago. No pain?

Scar tissue: Could be residual glass/foreign body, scar tissue, or muscle herniation. Other possibilities include cysts among others. If bothersome, go see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hard bb/pea sized lump in forearm for 4-5 years was skin colored, not getting bigger but has become red/pink in last few months. Painless. ?

Skin lump: This may be a lipoma(fatty tissue growth) or inclusion cyst. Redness is a sign of irritation or infection as a rule. In view of the change in this skin lesion, I recommend an evaluation by a dermatologist or surgeon for peace of mind. ...Read more

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Hard lump on my left forearm it's not sore and it's the same colour of my skin it's about the size of a pea could u give me some advice please?

Hard lump on my left forearm it's not sore and it's the same colour of my skin it's about the size of a pea could u give me some advice please?

It is quite small: Benign tumors on the skin are quite common. If they are skin colored they are likely to be benign . As long as they are not growing in size, there is little to worry about. But any change in color or size requires a check up with your doctor. ...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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Iv drug user with small hard lumps w/bruising along veins in forearm no pain but numb/tingle in fingers often. They are not abcesses so what are they?

Iv drug user with small hard lumps w/bruising along veins in forearm no pain but numb/tingle in fingers often. They are not abcesses so what are they?

Hematomas: With injection drug use -there is a small trauma to the skin/soft tissues/veins each time. Sometimes there could be bleeding under the skin after an injection- that will form a small hematoma or blood bruise. It will shrink down over time and become fibrotic-so you're probably feeling those. An abscess occurs when that becomes infected and it's a big throbbing mass of bacteria. Hope u can get help ...Read more

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I found a painless lump under my arm, who should I see about this?

I found a painless lump under my arm, who should I see about this?

PCM: You can start with your primary care provider (family physician). He or she was assess and determine if you need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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Hard painless lump in arm pit had for 2 1/2 weeks is this serious ?

Hard painless lump in arm pit had for 2 1/2 weeks is this serious ?

It might be: The armpit is the location of normal lymph nodes, and they become more noticeable when they are enlarged associated with infection or tumor. If you have had an infection nearby, this could explain it. However, the safest thing to do is see your doctor right away for a thorough examination. Then whether or not a biopsy is needed will be determined. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Lump near arm pit about two inches in diametre, can be felt but not seen, no pain ?

2 inches is large.: a golf ball or your eyeball are both smaller than 2 inches. A lump the size of a small plum needs to be evaluated. Since it doesn't hurt it probably is not infected so this isn't an emergency but I would have a doctor examine it next week. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my arm that has been there for approximately 2 months. It does not hurt. How cocerned should I be? What should my next step be?

I have a lump under my arm that has been there for approximately 2 months.  It does not hurt.  How cocerned should I be?  What should my next step be?

Need more info: Need to see a doctor and be prepared to answer these questions: skin redness? Discharge? Recent cuts or animal bites on the arm? Fever? Chill? Night sweats? Weight change? There are many possibilities and some are benign but some could be bad and require prompt attention. ...Read more

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Painless movable lump under the upper arm pit that shrinks sometimes and then swell sometimes noticed about 4 months ago?

Painless movable lump under the upper arm pit that shrinks sometimes and then swell sometimes noticed about 4 months ago?

Armpit lump: hello ~ this is most likely a small lymph node in the arm-pit and you have a low grade infection in the axilla (aka hidradenitis). If you shave the hair in your armpit, stop for a good 2 -3 weeks to allow infection to heal and if it gets worse go and see a Dr to get some antibiotics.thanks ...Read more

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I am 19 and have a painless hard moveable lump under my arm. I noticed it about a month ago and it is still there. What could it be?

I am 19 and have a painless hard moveable lump under my arm. I noticed it about a month ago and it is still there. What could it be?

See MD: Hard lumps can be many things including cysts, lymph nodes and/or tumors. It is important to have it checked by a Physician to see if it needs to be removed. ...Read more