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I have a painful lump under skin on bicep/ elbow. Hard lump not visible to the eye. Sends pain down arm?

I have a painful lump under skin on bicep/ elbow. Hard lump not visible  to the eye. Sends pain down arm?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities; from an enlarged lymph node, to a growth of a tumor or an infectious process among other possibilities. If it is red, painful, enlarging you should probably be seen immediately. If it is not, you could potentially moniter it and if it does not resolve over 4 weeks be seen. It is hard to say more without a direct examination. ...Read more

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Small pea sized lump on shin an inch or two below knee. Lump doesn't move. Some pain in knee.

Small pea sized lump on shin an inch or two below knee. Lump doesn't move. Some pain in knee.

Needs to be checked: It needs to be checked and felt.It may be a cyst or a hematoma so go let your doctor check it to find what it can be. ...Read more

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Hard lump on outter thigh left leg... 2 smaller ones on right outter leg... what could it be?

Hard lump on outter thigh left leg... 2 smaller ones on right outter leg... what could it be?

The good news is: most all the lumps under the skin of the extremities are benign. The most common are lipomas (benign fatty, soft tissue growths) dermatofibromas or neurofibromas. Dermatofibromas may be slightly pigmented/brownish. Sometimes neurofibromas can turn in cancers so they are sometimes removed. Other types of bumps include epidermoid cysts, keratosis pillars, etc. which can be distinguished by a doctor ...Read more

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My left leg swells & numb in knee. On shin bone I have a nickle sz lump. Pain in leg at rest or activity. What can I do?

My left leg swells & numb in knee. On shin bone I have a nickle sz lump. Pain in leg at rest or activity. What can I do?

Lameness: Get evaluated, your doc will want to exam your leg, plain xrays, and possibly more tests. Call for appointment today. Take a friend with you. ...Read more

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Lump on inside of wrist near vein. Size of pea sticking out. Small, non visible lump on vein near other lump. Pain, burning, numbness in the same arm.

More context: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them; generally the context matters a great deal. Recent trauma including intravenous injection illegal or otherwise changes possibilities drastically. Ganglion cyst comes to mind otherwise (a cyst in the covering of a nerve like a blister from wear and tear) associated with nerve irritaiton. ...Read more

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Lump under skin on wrist thumb side purple over veins on wrist and down thumb was this a clot took an aspirin lump went down but left large bruise ?

Lump under skin on wrist thumb side purple over  veins on wrist  and down thumb was this a clot took an aspirin lump went down but left large bruise
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Get that checked out: This sounds like a thrombosed (clotted) vein in your hand. The Aspirin may have helped to dissolve the clot. This could happen for several reasons. It also could be something else. I would get this checked out just be cautious. ...Read more

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I found a marble sized hard lump in upper arm an inch from elbow. (unmovable & tender) it feels like its on a tendon or bone. What could it be?

I found a marble sized  hard lump in upper arm an inch from elbow. (unmovable & tender) it feels  like its on a tendon or bone. What  could it be?

C MD: U shoul b cn by ur pcp or better an ortho guy. Exam & x-ray at minimum. Any doubt re DX more tests may b needed. ...Read more

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Lump on left arm. Hurts a bit?

Lump on left arm. Hurts a bit?

Get it looked at: There are many things this could be. It depends on the history of how it started, how long has it been there, are there skin changes and exactly where is it. A quick visit with a md can likley give you the answer. ...Read more

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Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg.Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days.Serious?

Sounds like: ruptured tendon, but you need to see a doctor to make sure that it is not thrombophlebitis, especially if you have risk factors such as birth control pills,smoking, protracted immobility, or recent surgery. This can lead to a pulmonary embolus, a potentially life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg.  With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Need surgical eval: These symptoms - suggestive of spinal cord being compressed - need evaluation to rule of cancer or growth causing these symptoms. The other explanation could be herniated disc but you need further evaluation and this is very serious so get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Left Lymph node under my armpit is swollen and painful and pain started down inner arm turned to bruising now it's in the right arm pit & innerarm?

 Left Lymph node under my armpit is swollen and painful and pain started  down inner arm turned to bruising  now it's in the right arm pit & innerarm?

See your doctor: or go to Urgent Care, this warrants examination as you may need Rx medications too. You can try HealthTap prime virtual consult, if you can't reach a doctor right now, best wishes ...Read more

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Have a grape sized lump under arm that moves. When i lift arm it moves lower and can't feel it lying down. History of lipomas. Swollen gland or lipoma?

Have a grape sized lump under arm that moves. When i lift arm it moves lower and can't feel it lying down. History of lipomas. Swollen gland or lipoma?

LIkely: Sorry, cannot tell by history provided. Need to see a dr for exam. Might put needle in it, or if annoying you, might remove to identify ; 'kill two birds with one procedure.'. ...Read more

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Small lump on lower right arm that moves. Painless. Appears slight blue like a round vein?

Vascular tumor: This small mobile painless mass is most likely a vascular tumor. It is benign. Unless it grows or becomes painful you do not have to worry about it. It would not hurt to show it to a primary care physician so that he/she has a baseline to follow this tumor each time you visit. ...Read more

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Had Sclerotherapy on Tues- behind both knees. Rt. leg is very bruised and I feel pain/pinch a few inches under 1 bruise on inside calf. Ok or concern?

Post treatment: It is normal to have some pain/swelling/bruising after sclerotherapy, but you should speak with the doctor who gave you the treatment to evaluate how much pain/bruising you have. ...Read more

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I have a painless and moveable pea size lump on the very bottom, front and under skin of right leg.

I have a painless  and moveable pea size lump on the very bottom, front and under skin of right  leg.

Possible : Ganglion, but, since i can't see it, i would recommend you have it checked out to make sure the "lump" is indeed a benign lesion. ...Read more

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