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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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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