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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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I have a small hard lump (smaller than a pea size under my left armpit.) the lump is visible if skin is stretched. Not sore. What can it be?

I have a small hard lump (smaller than a pea size under my left armpit.) the lump is visible if skin is stretched. Not sore. What can it be?

Most likely: An INTRA-DERMAL cyst (In the skin...rather than below it) Its obviously "bothering" you so get it CHECKED OUT by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a small lump above my left breast near my armpit almost. Its hard, doesn't move and the skin color is different where the lump is, for 6 years?

I have a small lump above my left breast near my armpit almost. Its hard, doesn't move and the skin color is different where the lump is, for 6 years?

Breast disease: I am sure you are concerned about breast cancer. Breast cancer affects 1/8 women. Have your physician examine you. For your age it could be many things, although cancer can be one of them, its not as common in a 19 y/o patient. However, get a proper examination and if of concerned get a biopsy. ...Read more

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Hard lump under skin on arm cancer?

Hard lump under skin on arm cancer?

Lump: A hard lump felt under the skin may be caused by a number of conditions including but not limited to epidermal inclusion cyst, lipoma, dermatofibroma, or cancerous growth. See a dermatologist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, um I have a hard lump under my skin on my upper arm and then their one more starting to developed what is this?

Hi, um I have a hard lump under my skin on my upper arm and then their one more starting to developed what is this?

Needs evaluation: Individual diagnoses are beyond the scope of this forum; HealthTap Prime or a doctor's office are needed to do that properly. In the case of diagnosing a hard lump under the skin, nothing beats the ability to feel it on physical exam in an office. ...Read more

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I have two very small colorless lumps under the skin in my right arm pit that are only painful when pressed. What could this be?

I have two very small colorless lumps under the skin in my right arm pit that are only painful when pressed. What could this be?

Axillary lumps: Hard to say. Possibly lymph nodes, or sebaceous/inclusion cysts. Best bet is to see your physician to get these lumps evaluated. ...Read more

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I've a hard lump under my skin on right upper arm?

I've a hard lump under my skin on right upper arm?

Skin Bumps: There are a number skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear on the surface or just below the skin. The most common ones are lister below:
skin cysts,
cherry angioma,
dermatofibromas,
epidermoid cysts,
folliculitis,
keratoacanthoma,
keratosis pilaris,
lipomas,
neurofibromas. ...Read more

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I punctured my arm on a bromeliad thorn. Now several weeks later I have a hard lump under the skin like a large bb. It is slightly painful?

I punctured my arm on a bromeliad thorn. Now several weeks later I have a hard lump under the skin like a large bb. It is slightly painful?

See a doctor: It is possible that you have one of several types of infection with inoculation of organisms into you by the thorn. ...Read more

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Small soft lump on left arm pit, white liquid comes out when I squeeze but it is not right on the very surface of the skin, there's about. 25 inch of skin on top of it. I can move it around.?

Sebaceous cyst: It sounds like a sebaceous cyst. This happens when the glands that produce oil on your skin do not drain properly and creates a small pocket. It can be expressed out with out pain. You will need to watch it in case it gets infected, then it will turn red and can hurt. This is not a serious condition. Should discuss with your physician at next visit and have examined just to make sure. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my skin its in my under arm. I have had a small lump for a few years now once in, awhile it will swell and became tender.

I have a lump under my skin its in my under arm. I have had a small lump for a few years now once in, awhile it will swell and became tender.

Lymph node: It is probably a lymph node. They can swell in response to local infection. If you have a history or risk for cancer though, should ask a dr to look at it. ...Read more

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I have a very small (pea-sized) green/purple/blue lump under the skin on my arm. It's not painful to touch and has been there for quite along time.

Tough to say: Skin lesions are very difficult to diagnose over the computer. Most skin conditions are benign, but the best advice for you is to have it examined in person by a provider to assure all is well and get it properly diagnosed and assessed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello, I had a volteral injection about 3 weeks ago now, I have a hard lump under my skin and the area about 5 inches in my upper arm that is numb?

Hello, I had a volteral injection about 3 weeks ago now, I have a hard lump under my skin and the area about 5 inches in my upper arm that is numb?

It could be the volt: I would have expected the voltarel to have been absorbed but it is possible it is still there in one form or another. It may have caused a hematoma which was there initially and now has fibrosis in it. You can see your physician to evaluate this. You may need a biopsy. The numbness may be related to nerve injury. ...Read more

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Hard lump somewhat deep under skin on outer upper left arm. Feels about the size of a dime. Gotten bigger over the last month. Doesn't move. Lipoma?

Maybe: There are many tumors that can grow larger as well as things like ganglions etc. You need a consult with a dermatologist, a surgeon, or an onchologist. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under the skin, it's the size of a jelly bean. It is a bluish purple color. It has moved about 4 inch up my arm in a couple days?

I have a small lump under the skin, it's the size of a jelly bean. It is a bluish purple color. It has moved about 4 inch up my arm in a couple days?

Bluish lump: It's hard to know exactly what this is without seeing it or touching it. For this lump to physically move also seems unusual. It's possible u have a hematoma there and some blood may have tracked up your arm. Do u remember any injury to the site? Does it hurt to touch? Did anyone grab you? An enlarged vein (varicose) might appear like this too. Hope u can get some relief. ...Read more

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Small lumps right under skin on sides of abdomen and upper arms. What could it be?

Possibly lipomas: Which are benign fatty masses. These can occur anywhere, are localized and occasionally even tender. You may want to see your family physician for a check up to see exactly what they are. ...Read more

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I fell hard into a pool after jumping off a rock which was quite high and I got a bruise on my arm and lump under the skin of arm?

Probably fine: Your arm apparently took most of the blow as you fell into the water. If the skin is not lacerated and the bone is not broken, this should heal by itself without intervention if the function is normal now. ...Read more

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Extremely painful lump in right underarm. I am having a hard time moving my arm bc the pain is so bad. No redness on skin. Feeling unwell?

Get care ASAP: It sounds like you may have a fairly serious bacterial infection. See a doctor right away, preferably tonight even if you have to go to an emergency department. For sure get seen immediately if you develop fever 101F or if your "unwell" feeling is severe. Good luck! ...Read more

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A German Shepherd bit down on my arm, but didn't break the skin. I have a hard slightly purple lump there now that's sore and warm. Should I see a Dr?

A German Shepherd bit down on my arm, but didn't break the skin. I have a hard slightly purple lump there now that's sore and warm. Should I see a Dr?

Not a worry: Hi. If there was no break in the skin, it's not a worry. I would still wash it well, but no skin break - no infection risk. You have a deep bruise (a "hematoma"). It will go away on its own with time. If it worsens, get to your doc. Good luck! And bad dog! ...Read more

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Hard little lumps under my skin on both of my arms right before my elbows could it be cancer or swelling?

Hard little lumps under my skin on both of my arms right before my elbows could it be cancer or swelling?

Probably not: Cancer would not be the first thing that I would think of. However you should show these to your friendly dermatologist to find the cause. ...Read more

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Hard lump on lower back size of a quarter under skin. Bad pulling in arms, shoulders, back, and legs. Feel most pain when I lie down for a while.?

TimetoTakeYourLumps: Best to get it looked-at. An infection under the skin (an abscess, "boil") can be taken care of. And if it's some other kind of lump, it should be examined and a decision made as to what to do about it. The other problems are probably unrelated but can be figured-out at the same visit. Also, remember, if that lump is an infection, the longer you wait, the bigger it'll get and more painful the cure ...Read more