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Soft lump on outside of elbow joint?

Soft lump on outside of elbow joint?

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

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What do you suggest if my father had a stroke last month, says he has a lump on rt.side from shoulder on down to elbow, says real soft?

What do you suggest if my father had a stroke last month, says he has a lump on rt.side from shoulder on down to elbow, says real soft?

Seek medical attn: Most likely this "lump" is unrelated to his stroke, but the only way to know what is going on is to be evaluated by a medical professional. If he was placed on blood thinners for his stroke it is possible that it could be a hematoma, but again he would need to be seen by a physician to determine this. Recommend he see his primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a soft painless lump on the tip of my elbow about the size of a walnut. It's numb & feels like it's filled with fluid. What could this be?

I have a soft painless lump on the tip of my elbow about the size of a walnut. It's numb & feels like it's filled with fluid. What could this be?

Cyst: it could be a cyst connecting to the joint,or it could be a bursitis,or a nodule with no relation or connection to the joint. you can leave it alone unless it started causing pain ,or it is getting larger. ...Read more

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Could a 50cent-sized, soft-flatish, swollen looking lump, behind my watch on the right top of the forearm, with thumb and elbow pain be nerve related?

Could a 50cent-sized, soft-flatish, swollen looking lump, behind my watch on the right top of the forearm, with thumb and elbow pain be nerve related?

Ganglion or lipoma. : The sensory branch of the radial nerve is in the area & superficial. A mass can compress it. The area or pain or numbness is the top of the thumb and index finger & also the Web space between them. Tapping on the area with Ur index finger should reproduce the symptoms. C a hand surgeon 4 xam& rec.4 treatment. Good luck! No good image available. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump on my arm right above my elbow, its about the size of a quarter. Its painful to touch and feels soft, what could this be?

I have a sore lump on my arm right above my elbow, its about the size of a quarter. Its painful to touch and feels soft, what could this be?

Sore lump: Get it checked soon especially if it is red or inflamed and came about quickly over the past few days - it may very we'll be an infection in your skin localized as an abscess. Your doctor should be able to evaluate this and determine the approach to treatment. Wish you we'll and this problem resolves soon. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I have a squishy lump on inside of left elbow do I need to worry?

I have a squishy lump on inside of left elbow do I need to worry?

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 more

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What this painful lump on/around my elbow could be?

Olecranon bursitis: It probably is an olecranon bursitis if the swelling is at the point of the elbow. See an orthopedist. Aspiration and a cortisone injection often resolves the problem. ...Read more

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