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What is this lump on my arm? Noticed when I gained weight?

What is this lump on my arm? Noticed when I gained weight?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Please advise me. What could this lump under my arm be?

Please advise me. What could this lump under my arm be?

Uncertain: Swollen lymph node, abscess, cyst, other infection? You would need evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What might a large lump on my arm be a symptom of?

What might a large lump on my arm be a symptom of?

Many things: A bump must be seen and examined in person to be able to give a better idea what it is or isn't. If it's worse, changes, or not improved in the next few weeks, go ahead to a doctur. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what the lump on my daughter's arm is and how to get it to go away?

I'm wondering what the lump on my daughter's arm is and how to get it to go away?

See your doctor.: There are many lumps that can occur on the body. I recommend that you see your doctor for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do I do for lump under my right arm?

See your doc: You need to see your physician to have the lump evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my arm after an injection I've had it about 2 years, can you tell me why?

I have a lump on my arm after an injection I've had it about 2 years, can you tell me why?

A hematoma: (collection of blood) due to an injection sometimes calcifies!! It's benign and of no significance but if it causes pain or enlarges seek hands on evaluation!

Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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

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

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What should I expect during a biopsy of a lump on my arm?

Result: You should expect a phone call from your doctor who will discuss the results of a diagnosis provided to him by a pathologist. The actual diagnosis will vary, and at this point, it is just a guess. ...Read more

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If I have a lump on my arm, should I get a xray?

If I have a lump on my arm, should I get a xray?

Lumps & bumps: Focal soft tissue abnormalities are usually better seen initially with ultrasound. Depending on the size and additional clinical scenario, your physician may decide to further explore with CT or MRI. If it is very small or cyst-like, a conservative approach with follow up may be considered. ...Read more

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What's this small pea sized hard lump on my arm near the elbow, what is it?

Lump: A lot more information is needed to answer this question.
— is it painful
-how long has it been there?
-is it mobile?
-has it grown in size? If so how rapidly?

You should have it checked out by a local dermatologist or yor primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if this lump on my arm. Is really a lipoma I was told by a nurse a long time ago. But im not sure. Help?

How can I tell if this lump on my arm. Is really a lipoma I was told by a nurse a long time ago. But im not sure.  Help?

MRI: Unlike most soft tissue tumors, you can diagnose a lipoma confidently with a mri. If it looks like a lipoma on mri, you don't need a biopsy or surgery. ...Read more

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I got a bug bite a few days ago and now there is a hard lump on my arm. It sometimes drains puss and has caused my arm to swell and it hurts a lot?

I got a bug bite a few days ago and now there is a hard lump on my arm. It sometimes drains puss and has caused my arm to swell and it hurts a lot?

Spider?: You likely have a spider bite which tends to get infected and often require antibiotic or even drainage. Contact your doctor, ...Read more

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I had a tetanus shot and now a few days later I have a big lump on my arm and its red and hurts?

I had a tetanus shot and now a few days later I have a big lump on my arm and its red and hurts?

An expected reaction: A sore red area at the site of a vaccination is what happens when your healthy immune system reacts to the shot. It should only last 2-3 days. ...Read more

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

I have a sore lump on my arm right above my elbow, it's about the size of a quarter. It's 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 lump on my arm midway between my elbow and shoulder? It's on both arms what could it be

I have a lump on my arm midway between my elbow and shoulder? It's on both arms what could it be

Hopefully just lipom: Hopefully these are lipomas. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a nickel sized lump on my arm from a missed iv. If its not red or hot and only slightly tender what should I do??

I have a nickel sized lump on my arm from a missed iv. If its not red or hot and only slightly tender what should I do??

See your doctor: Missed I've from what. Would like more information. Use good hygiene if not infected will heal but take some time. See your doctor if it worsens or does not resolve ...Read more

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I have a bruise and a lump on my arm and I get pins and needles a lot and I have pain running through my arm after I fell onto the corner of a wall?

I have a bruise and a lump on my arm and I get pins and needles a lot and I have pain running through my arm after I fell onto the corner of a wall?

Hematoma is suspecte: I suspect this is a hematoma. This is bleeding into a rea of injury, the blood then clots and hardens. The injury could have injured adjacent nerves. In the first 36 hours of injury one uses ice and after 36 hours heat to help the heamtoma resolve. To clarify this it would helpful to see your physician. ...Read more

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I had my last gardasil vaccine 2 months ago. No complications. Now i have a lump on my arm that hurts to touch and move my arm. Should i be concerned?

I had my last gardasil vaccine 2 months ago. No complications. Now i have a lump on my arm that hurts to touch and move my arm. Should i be concerned?

Infection?: If the lump is exactly at the site of the vaccine injection, maybe it is a delayed infection or other reaction to the shot. This sort of thing is rare but could happen. If the lump is anywhere else, probably it has nothing to do with the vaccine. See a doctor soon if the area continues to enlarge or becomes more tender; if any redness; or if you have fever. ...Read more

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Found a lump on my arm, I got CT scan and they said i have a tumor. How likely is it cancer.are all tumor cancer?

Question too broad: With the description given a biopsy would be in order. Sometimes the radiologist can distinguish between a benign or malignant lesion. Both have their signs and symptoms and a dermatologist or other doctor should be seen. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my arm?

I have a lump under my arm?

Hidradenitis: This could be a condition called hidradenitis if it looks like an abscess or infection. Another possible cause could be a lymph node. Any lumps that may be abnormally enlarged lymph nodes should always be evaluated. Hidradenitis may be treated with conservative care such as antibiotics, but may also require surgical incision. ...Read more

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Red painful lumps under my arm?

Red painful lumps under my arm?

Folliculitis?: You will need to see your family doctor. "Painful lumps" could be abscesses. You will likely need antibiotics. Go to your doctor for an exam. Allergic reactions may also be a possibility. Fungal infections also may present this way. ...Read more

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I have a weird lump under my arm. What should I do?

Prob lymph node: Hi its prob a lymph node would go to ur dr to check it out could also be lipoma or seb cyst but most common ln and get mammography. ...Read more