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I have semi hard lump on my left forearm what could it be? It started out as soft and I could squeeze it and feel it move under my skin.

I have semi hard lump on my left forearm what could it be? It started out as soft and I could squeeze it and feel it move under my skin.

See a dermatologist: It could be a cyst but it is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Whenever I bend my head forward and put pressure, something in my left forearm hurts? No other symptoms besides this, I'm 16 years old.

Whenever I bend my head forward and put pressure, something in my left forearm hurts? No other symptoms besides this, I'm 16 years old.

Nerve irritation: Your symptoms suggest compression of the cervical nerve plexus that controls your arm movements. Causes can be due to cervical rib. I recommend discussing with a doctor and getting x-rays performed. ...Read more

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15 year old female, lump on left forearm under the skin for around two weeks now. It is painful to push on but not visable.?

15 year old female, lump on left forearm under the skin for around two weeks now. It is painful to push on but not visable.?

Lump: Sounds like can be a cyst or a lipoma. If persists another few wks, then get evaluated to conform the diagnosis. ...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 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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Skin on Left forearm and upper part by shoulder sensitive to touch. It has a burning sensation even when not touched. Not red no rash What could it be?

Skin on Left forearm and upper part by shoulder sensitive to touch. It has a burning sensation even when not touched. Not red no rash What could it be?

Nerve irritation?: Sounds like a nerve could be irritated. My main concern is if this could be an early sign of shingles. Sometimes there will be pain before the clustered blisters show up. Shingles affect a cutaneous nerve on one side of body, so pain and blisters usually extend from spine to midline on front of body. Any nerve, from head-to-toe col be affected. If blisters develop, I'd see a doc ASAP for antiviral ...Read more

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Found a firm mobile pea-sized lump under skin near elbow on left forearm. Now found one near elbow on upper arm, and one 1/2 way up back right bicep.

Mass: You will need to follow up with your family physician to evaluate. There could also be need a need for a General Surgery referral for biopsy of the pea size masses. But because you are giving me limited information (I do not know the consistency or shape or color), it is best that you follow up with a physician so they can do the necessary tests and visual assessment. ...Read more

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I woke up today with sore, sensitive skin up and down my left forearm. I also have painful lymph nodes under my arm and breast. What could this be?

I woke up today with sore, sensitive skin up and down my left forearm. I also have painful lymph nodes under my arm and breast. What could this be?

LNs: Time to get an exam. Sensitive skin from elbow down forearm to 5th finger is often pressure on the ulnar nerve at elbow. But with axillary lymph nodes, time for an exam if they are enlarged, tender, etc. ...Read more

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Why do I have swelling in my left forearm?

Why do I have swelling in my left forearm?

Injury: Could be a vasular problem or from some sort of trauma. Have it assessed by a physician for appropriate workup, physical exam, and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my left forearm. It almost feels like I over used the muscle, but I haven't that I know of.?

I have a pain in my left forearm. It almost feels like I over used the muscle, but I haven't that I know of.?

Let's see?: Often we strain or sprain parts of the body without realizing it. A movement is made, a slip or a stumble or lifting or what have you. You do not feel the effects until later when the sore muscle, the strained tissues or tendons become inflamed and the inflammatory process sets in. Usually ice and Ibuprofen will relieve minor to moderate problems. Sometimes heat. If lingers, b seen. ...Read more

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On and off pain mainly on top left forearm getting more frequent even when resting but able to use it no weakness?

Nerve/muscle: Irrritation. Additionally, use a forearm pull-on Neoprene support, like those used by football and basketball players, ...Read more

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I just had 3 pints of beer a few hours ago. Then now my left forearm is starting to hurt. What approach shld I do?

Alcoholic Neuropathy: I understand your discomfort.
Your Health is precious!
It is likely that you have been using excessive amount of Alcohol for some time and neglected Healthy Diet as Thiamine, Folate, (folic acid) Niacin, Vitamins B6 and B12, are needed for proper nerve function.
Effect on peripheral nerves may cause Left forearm hurting.
See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress, AA ...Read more

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I have a small bump on my left forearm. It's only 1/4" long and it's barely noticeable. There is only discomfort when I use my arm.

I have a small bump on my left forearm. It's only 1/4" long and it's barely noticeable. There is only discomfort when I use my arm.

Need more info: There are several possibilities. I feel it is important to make an appointment with your family physician and let him/her examine you and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am worried about this. Why is my right forearm bigger than my left forearm? Its skinnier on the left side. Should I be concerned?

I am worried about this. Why is my right forearm bigger than my left forearm? Its skinnier on the left side. Should I be concerned?

Right handed?: If you're right handed, you use your right hand more, and may notice a slight difference in size, especially if you're a tennis player. If you're worried, see your primary care provider for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I just recently got a slight burning sensation in my left forearm. It kind of feels like I pulled something but I didn't do anything.?

I just recently got a slight burning sensation in my left forearm. It kind of feels like I pulled something but I didn't do anything.?

Can't tell: It amy persist for a few des. Topical arnica and oral gout kola can help heal minor soft tissue injuries. If it persists or gets worse you can see doctor after several days, but these natural
treatments often work. ...Read more

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Been doing push-ups with correct form. Left forearm hurts lately when I push. What could it be? Never happened before. Inner part of forearm.

Been doing push-ups with correct form. Left forearm hurts lately when I push. What could it be? Never happened before. Inner part of forearm.

Muscle strain: You need to stop for a few day to allow healing and use antiinflammatories if not allergic to same. If no improvement or it gets worse see a doctor for physical evaluation ...Read more

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Left forearm pain that increases with touch or extension. Could this be from holding a cell phone in texting position for several consecutive hours?

Left forearm pain that increases with touch or extension. Could this be from holding a cell phone in texting position for several consecutive hours?

Yes could be: You have firearm pain. You were texting for several hours and think this could be the culprit. It could be. Try a pain reliever and see if it gets better. In the future try to take a break from any repetitive movements. Do not text and drive ever. ...Read more

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I keep getting this sharp pain in same spot in left forearm. Over the last few months it's been happening more frequent and has gone from 1 sec. To 7.

I keep getting this sharp pain in same spot in left forearm. Over the last few months it's been happening more frequent and has gone from 1 sec. To 7.

Hard to say: It could be a muscle cramp or an area of mild degenerative change to one of the tendons of the forearm (so called tendinopathy) to some irritation of one of the local nerves. If it's bothersome, you should see your doctor for a formal evaluation, as there's just not enough information provided to adequately guide you through this. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pains in my left forearm?

What can cause sharp pains in my left forearm?

Number of things: Description of sharp makes it likely it is something localized to the forearm and not being 'referred' from another area, like the heart. (see, prior answers related to referred pain). Presuming there's no trauma, insect bite to area, most likely a tendinitis (tendon connects muscle to joint)--rest the muscles, ice, anti inflammatory. Less likely is a clot in the vein. Persistent pain-again, c doc. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden pain in the left forearm?

What can cause sudden pain in the left forearm?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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What could this cluster of bright red dots on my left forearm be?

What could this cluster of bright red dots on my left forearm be?

Bright red dots.: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. ...Read more

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My left forearm was amputated 15 years ago what kind of exercises can I engage?

My left forearm was amputated 15 years ago what kind of exercises can I engage?

Look at Paralympics: The london 2012 paralympics are going on right now, august 29 - sept 9. A person missing one forearm should be able to do many sports activities, since he has the other arm and both legs. Spending some time on the internet looking at all the paralympic activities will surely reveal some exercises and sports one will like. ...Read more

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Why would I have a tingle sensation in the middle of the inside of my left forearm?

Why would I have a tingle sensation in the middle of the inside of my left forearm?

Tingling forearm: There are many causes in the differential diagnosis and I would start by seeing a neurologist. Most are due to occupational due to malpositioning of the extremities due to repetitive functions like using computers, etc. The neurologist can perform nerve conduction studies and go from there. ...Read more

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I have injured my left forearm what should I do it hurts when I relax it or touch it?

I have injured my left forearm what should I do it hurts when I relax it or touch it?

See a doctor: See your doctor if you have one to get it checked out. If it is a minor injury to the muscles it will get better. ...Read more

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I started gym last week. Now, my left forearm swells completely and I have little pain from my both forearms. What to do sir?

I started gym last week. Now, my left forearm swells completely and I have little pain from my both forearms. What to do sir?

Rest: You need to rest. When starting weightlifting, you need to start with light weights and slowly increase the weight. You may be suffering from a strain or compartment syndrome. If the forearm is swollen much larger than the other, and has any numbness, you should visit a physician for an examination immediately. ...Read more