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Painless Lump On Leg Or 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
Could: Be swollen trochanteric bursa, if red or warm seek medical attention. ...Read more
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
Has a painful lump under his left collarbone a bit bigger than a marble. Presses on it and arms get numb. Also lump on back of head under his hair.
Pecan size lump in crease of arm about a year now. Doesn't move not warm or red or throbbing etc. Sometimes pain upper arm, shoulder, back of neck. Was in both arms, now just left arm. ?
Fell bad on arm over a week ago. Still hard to rotate arm from palm down to palm up, bulge on back of arm above elbow, painful. Is this a tendon?
Let me advice you: You sound to have a problem which not resolve for a week and swelling there, please go and check it out. ...Read more
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?
I have a painless and moveable pea size lump on the very bottom, front and under skin of right leg.
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