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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