Top
20
Doctor insights on: Soft Lump On Elbow

Share
2

2
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

3

3
Lumps under skin of elbows. What could this be?

Lumps under skin of elbows. What could this be?

Elbow lumps: Without further information, "lumps under skin of elbows" could be cause by a long and dizzying list of things. Epitrochlear lymph nodes, tophi, rheumatoid nodules, lipoma, cyst, etc. Guessing is not advised. Seeing your doctor to obtain a formal diagnosis is! Read more

5

5
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

6

6
I have found a lump just above my elbow, what is this?

I have found a lump just above my elbow, what is this?

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

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What does it mean when you have a lump in your elbow and have sharp pains?

What does it mean when you have a lump in your elbow and have sharp pains?

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

10

10
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.

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
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?

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

14

14
Lump on inside of arm near elbow?

Lump on inside of arm near elbow?

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

15

15
What's this lump on my arm near the elbow?

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

16

16
Hard painful lump on my elbow it does not move?

Hard painful lump on my elbow it does not move?

Variable: Could be osteophyte/bone spur, calcification.. Best to see ortho doc and get xr if indicated. Read more

18

18
Just found lumps on elbow which is really itchy and raw?

Just found lumps on elbow which is really itchy and raw?

Pruritis: Dry skin is a very common reason for itchy skin. Two other possible causes of itchy skin on the elbows may be from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. See your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis so that you can start appropriate treatment. Read more