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Soft Lump On Elbow
Noticed a pea-sized, soft, squishy lump below my elbow-I'm able to move it and it even disappears and reappears. What is it?! Should I be concerned?
Lump on elbow: One thing that comes to mind is a bursitis. This is an inflammation of the bursa - a small fluid filled sack that lines some joints. The bursa can get inflamed due to trauma, overuse or infection. It's not always painful, but can present as a soft lump on the outside of the elbow. Standard treatment includes nsaids, ice, compression, avoidance of trauma and sometimes drainage and antibiotics. Read more
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine you and run some tests to see what's going on. Read more
Olecranon bursa: It sound as if you are describing an olecranon bursa. They are benign. It could be aspirated and then a compressive dressing applied for a few days and that should relieve it. Otherwise prolotherapy to the bursa will close it down. It is not a cause for worry. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a squishy lump in the crease of my elbow. It is moveable not fixed and isn't solidly round but about the size of a quarter.
Maybe a lipoma.: This could be a variety of things. It sounds like it might be a lipoma. You could take pictures of it and then either see a doctor in person or on HealthTap to further evaluate it. If you use HealthTap, make sure your pictures are high-quality and that you get close-up pictures, if at all possible. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lump in the crease of the inside of my elbow. 2 inches long and goes from the middle of the crease downward? Pain when slightly pushed. No injury
Lump: This would require a physical exam to be able to give you any useful information. I would recommend seeing your physician. Read more
What should I do if I have just noticed on my elbow I have a collection of flesh coloured lumps they don't itch but im really worried as to what they are can anyone help?
Lumps: More information is needed. How long have t hey been there? Have they changed in size? Are they painful? I would recommend consulting a local dermatologist or primary care doctor. Read more
Needs eval: You don't say how long it's been there or anything about the qualities or if you were injured so sorry but can't be of more help. Of you want to write back with more information maybe we could help. Sorry Read more
Difficult to say: It is obviously difficult to guess what a lump could be without an examination, so come in and let a physician see it.! if it is painless and in the back of the elbow it could be your olecranon bursa. Lumps and bumps around the elbow are fairly common. You need an exam and xrays. Read more
Could: Be swollen trochanteric bursa, if red or warm seek medical attention. Read more
Bursa: I would think of a swollen bursa first. Read more