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I have a small lump/bump under skin near elbow on outer forearm. Its skin colour, feels softish (i think) and seems to disappear if i press on it hard?

I have a small lump/bump under skin near elbow on outer forearm. Its skin colour, feels softish (i think) and seems to disappear if i press on it hard?

Skin lump: Usually possibilities include a cyst, a lymph node, or a lipoma. However there are many other rarer possibilities. It is prudent to ask your doctor to evaluate the lesion. You should go promptly if the lesion is growing or changing. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Bodian
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Skin Bumps (Definition)

Skin is the outermost layer of tissue covering the body. A bump is an area of skin ...Read more


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I've had a cluster of skin colored bumps on my left elbow for 3 weeks. There is no itching and no rash. What can I buy over the counter to cure it?

I've had a cluster of skin colored bumps on my left elbow for 3 weeks. There is no itching and no rash. What can I buy over the counter to cure it?

Bumps: This could be molluscum contagiosum or other warts. Over time, these will go away but it may be months. An over-the-counter wart remover may work, but dermatologists have better tricks up their sleeves. ...Read more

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I have small skin bumps on my ding ding?

I have small skin bumps on my ding ding?

Likely an infection: Could be hpv virus or molluscum contagiosum both are sexually transmitted. Would really need to see the lesions. Around the corona, it is normal to have 1 mm sized skin colored papules called pearly penile papules for which nothing needs to be done as these are not infectious. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Small skin bumps?

What is the definition or description of: Small skin bumps?

Small skin bumps: Skin is the outermost tissue on the body. A bump is an area of skin that is raised. A small skin bump is a small raised area on the skin ...Read more

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Help! I have skin bumps on chin that are skin coloured. What does this sound like?

Help! I have skin bumps on chin that are skin coloured. What does this sound like?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have little patches of tiny dry skin bumps, but they itch so much, do you know what they are?

I have little patches of tiny dry skin bumps, but they itch so much, do you know what they are?

I don't. But...: With more information, perhaps we can figure this out. You could request a formal consultation where we could go over your symptoms more specifically, and you could even upload pictures of these bumps during the consult for direct review. ...Read more

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I have a small bump that is under my skin near my elbow that doesnt hurt when pressed. however ive had this bump for about a month and is noticeable?

I have a small bump that is under my skin near my elbow that doesnt hurt when pressed. however ive had this bump for about a month and is noticeable?

Epitrochlear node?: If it's on the front as in the photo, it may be an epitrochlear lymph node. These are usually clinically significant and may indicate an infection. Best to have it checked by a physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My boyfriend gets random bumps under the surface of his skin. They do not pop up too often and when they do they usually go away pretty quick. But they are usually about the size of a quarter and are hard. He has one in his elbow that is always there. The

My boyfriend gets random bumps under the surface of his skin. They do not pop up too often and when they do they usually go away pretty quick. But they are usually about the size of a quarter and are hard. He has one in his elbow that is always there. The

These : These could be either cystic lesions or nodules. There are many different types, some more worrisome than others. The fact that they go away is a good sign. However, the bottom line here is to have an evaluation by his primary care provider or dermatologist for a clear diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin bumps?

Skin bump: Skin is the outermost layer of tissue covering the body. A bump is an area of skin that is raised . ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Benign baby skin bumps?

What is the definition or description of: Benign baby skin bumps?

Baby skin bumps: Benign baby skin bumps are elevations on the outer -most tissue of the baby's body which are not considered serious. ...Read more

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Can a very stressful time cause skin bumps( allergic like) to pop up on skin? I have not started any new meds, but have had a lot of stress lately.

Can a very stressful time cause skin bumps( allergic like) to pop up on skin? I have not started any new meds,  but have had a lot of stress lately.

Yes: A 41 year old female with an allergic like rash and a lot of stress in her life. Yes, stress alone has been to shown to cause flares of atopic dermatitis (eczema) or a flare of hives in allergic patients. ...Read more

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What causes small skin bumps on my knees?

Burisitis: The knee area have a lot of bursa sac in it , the first thing i will think about is bursitis. ...Read more

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What are skin bumps at the base of my penis?

What are skin bumps at the base of my penis?

Skin bumps: It is really too difficult to answer this question in this forum. You need to have it evaluated by your family doctor or a urologist. Lesions can range from normal hair follicles to genital warts. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of under the skin bumps?

What is the best way to get rid of under the skin bumps?

Depends on diagnosis: You may have keratosis pilaris? Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition in which a protein in the skin called keratin forms hard plugs within hair follicles. Symptoms include small bumps that look like "goose bumps" on the back of the upper arms and thighs. Treatment includes moisturizing lotions to soothe the skin that contain urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and retinol. ...Read more

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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