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Doctor insights on: What Is This Pea Sized Lump Under The Skin On The Outer Side Of My Elbow

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I have several very tender pea-sized lumps under the skin of my outer thighs and also inside the bend of my elbow. GP said fibromas? Why so painful?

I have several very tender pea-sized lumps under the skin of my outer thighs and also inside the bend of my elbow. GP said fibromas? Why so painful?

Fibromas: Fibromas are the most common painful skin tumor. They are benign. Usually removal of these is not necessary. If they continue to be particularly bothersome, I would obtain a consult with a dermatologist to be sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a very small (pea-sized) green/purple/blue lump under the skin on my arm. It's not painful to touch and has been there for quite along time.

I have a very small (pea-sized) green/purple/blue lump under the skin on my arm. It's not painful to touch and has been there for quite along time.

Tough to say: Skin lesions are very difficult to diagnose over the computer. Most skin conditions are benign, but the best advice for you is to have it examined in person by a provider to assure all is well and get it properly diagnosed and assessed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a pea size lump under the skin on my arm. It's a little sore but probably because I've been poking at it. Should I be concerned?

I have a pea size lump under the skin on my arm. It's a little sore but probably because I've been poking at it. Should I be concerned?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Found a firm mobile pea-sized lump under skin near elbow on left forearm. Now found one near elbow on upper arm, and one 1/2 way up back right bicep.

Found a firm mobile pea-sized lump under skin near elbow on left forearm. Now found one near elbow on upper arm, and one 1/2 way up back right bicep.

Mass: You will need to follow up with your family physician to evaluate. There could also be need a need for a General Surgery referral for biopsy of the pea size masses. But because you are giving me limited information (I do not know the consistency or shape or color), it is best that you follow up with a physician so they can do the necessary tests and visual assessment. ...Read more

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What is a hard lump deep in the skin on elbow? Picked at it badly causing scab, a pea sized white fluid filled lump pulled out with the scab, no pain.

What is a hard lump deep in the skin on elbow? Picked at it badly causing scab, a pea sized white fluid filled lump pulled out with the scab, no pain.

Could be a cyst: This sounds like a cyst, but there are many other causes for the "hard lump". You should get is checked out. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump under the skin above the elbow, have had it four years now but now I'm starting to get sharp pains in my elbow.

I have a hard lump under the skin above the elbow, have had it four years now but now I'm starting to get sharp pains in my elbow.

This needs a hands-: -on exam. Start with Ur PCP & get referred if needed. Not a usual place 4 a lyump node unless close 2 the elbow in the epichondylar area. Pain is not associated with them either. Could B an infected cyst, but that's just a guess U do need 2 B C-n. ...Read more

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I have been in severe pain for years. I now have a painful, hard, pea sized lump under the skin on the side of my neck. I can't find a doctor to help?

Go to ER: Although this should not be your first choice in getting health care but given that you can't find a doctor to see you, the ER would be the best option to get the help you need. ...Read more

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I have a hard pea size lump under the skin on the right side of my libia. You can't see it, but you can feel it. It itches sometimes and gets irritated as well.

I have a hard pea size lump under the skin on the right side of my libia. You can't see it, but you can feel it. It itches sometimes and gets irritated as well.

Bartholin's gland: You may be describing Bartholin's gland or cyst. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/bartholin-cyst/basics/definition/con-20026333. Then go see your Family Doc, GYN, Planned Parenthood or local health department for diagnosis. Warm compresses are a good starting point if they recur. ...Read more

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Hi I have 2 small pea size lumps on my stomach under the skin on the right hand side I felt them a few days ago, They are painful to touch.

Hi I have 2 small pea size lumps on my stomach under the skin on the right hand side I felt them a few days ago, They are painful to touch.

Lumps: These could be simple cysts or lipomas (fatty tumors) but should not be tender. It's best to have your physician examine you for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more

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My 17 year old son has a pea size lump on the back of his neck under the skin it doesn't move it's just below hairline left side. What could this be?

My 17 year old son has a pea size lump on the back of his neck under the skin it doesn't move it's just below hairline left side. What could this be?

Possible cyst: Some individuals have a prominent point at the base of the skull bone in the midline in the back, and could feel like a nodule. Other likely diagnosis would be a sebaceous cyst, which arises from a hair follicle. They are benign and do not need to be removed unless iinfected, or painful, or continue to enlarge, in which case an excision is important to identify the true nature of the nodule ...Read more

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Lump on right side of left wrist. A hard almost pointy feeling bump under the skin. Small, pea sized, not visible. What could this be? Only on one wrist

Lump on right side of left wrist. A hard almost pointy feeling bump under the skin. Small, pea sized, not visible. What could this be? Only on one wrist

Ganglion cyst?: Sometimes a ganglion cyst starts out like that. These are benign and only need removal if they are really bothering you. If it grows or causes pain, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Our 12 yr old son, has a quarter size red spot just to the right side of his right nipple. It feels like a hard pea size lump just under the skin.

Get eval: Always best to get lesions checked out, as your description of the area does not make any probable diagnoses "pop-up." and lesions are almost impossible to DX over the computer. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a small pea sized lump above my collar bone on the right hand side of my neck. It moves a little under the skin and I've had it 5 weeks?

Watchful waiting: It may be a lymph node. Check it about once a week and if it gets larger, becomes painful or doe not move, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Small pea sized movable lump infron of elbow are (soft side). It doesn't hurt. Same size for months now.?

Lump by Elbow: Likely this is a lipoma, a small benign, collection of fat. To make sure it is worth it to get it checked by your physician. ...Read more

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Pea size hard lump under skins surface. Attached to the tissue or muscle? Doesn't hurt at all. Located at where my elbow is but on the inside part. Moves around when I rub it. Extremely scared!!

Lymph node: Lymph nodes are found throughout the body. The most common ones that can be felt are both in the front and back of the neck, under the armpits and in the groin. One can also find them around the elbows. Any scratch, bite, or infection can make a particular lymph node draining that area, swell. If they continue to grow and persist over six weeks, they need to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a small pea sized lump under the skin on my shin. It's soft, completely circular, and you can kind of move it not a lot though. What is this, do I need to see a doctor, and if so, what kind?

Maybe not: This may be a benign tumor called a lipoma, or a small scar-ball called a fibroma.

If it is not growing and it is not painful, one can monitor these lumps and visit a physician if they grow, become painful, the skin changes color or consistency over the lump or it starts draining fluid. ...Read more

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I am having weird pea sized lump under the skin, any idea what this is?

Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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About a month ago I noticed a pea-sized lump under the skin near the base of the penis. It just recently started to become slightly painful. Advice?

Here are some. ..: The described pea-sized lump, which may be a sebaceous cyst or a small lipoma, may become infected or inflamed. For the time being, leave it alone or apply warm pack (don't burn the skin!) 2 times x 5-10 minutes daily and see if improving or resolving in 4-7 days. If not as expected, see Doc for confirmation and care timely. Note: Not seeing & palpating it makes giving an accurate Dx hard. Best... ...Read more

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Hi I found a pea-size lump under the skin on my lower back. What could it be?

Several things: Sebaceous cyst, pimple, lipoma, dermal nevus and others. Need to have doctor see, , feel the lump in order to give you proper answer. Sorry not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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What is a small pea size lump, under the skin on the forehead, painless?

Many things: Most likely a cyst or lipoma. Please see your doctor for a visual evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under the skin on my neck in the middle it is about the size of a pea and it rolls underneath my fingers and feels like its brakin?

I have a small lump under the skin on my neck in the middle it is about the size of a pea and it rolls underneath my fingers and feels like its brakin?

Benign cyst: This is probably a benign sebaceous cyst or ingrown hair in your neck. Use hot soaks on it 2-3 times a day and it will resolve. If not, it may need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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I have a hard pea size lump under the skin on the top of my vagina. It does not look like an ingrown hair and I cannot pop it. Any suggestions?

Try: warm compresses a few times a day for two to three days. If it still doesn't open up or is not painful at all, I would make a trip to your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Pea sized hard lump under the skin on my stomach under my rib that rolls with my finger, likelihood that it is lipoma?

Pea sized hard lump under the skin on my stomach under my rib that rolls with my finger, likelihood that it is lipoma?

Sounds likely: Could also be a small epidermoid cyst under the skin. Doesn't sound like a hernia. See your primary care provider for an exam to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a small pea size lump under the skin on my labia above and to the left of the clit. It is bruised red and tender. What would cause this?

Bartholin's Gland: Normally, these glands maintain labial moisture and sex lubrication. You never know they're there until they get blocked up or infected like this, and then it can be horrible! You may have a visit with your fp or walk-in clinic to confirm and try antibiotics; but, the worst-case scenario would be that a surgical excision may be necessary. ...Read more