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Lump near my elbow. An MRI and ultrasound showed as normal. Doc said it was not cyst/cancer but didn't rec surgery unless it hurt or grew. What is it?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Possibilities

Two possibilities would include a lipoma or a sebaceous cyst.
Both are non-cancerous and generally don't need to be removed unless they cause symptoms.

In brief: Possibilities

Two possibilities would include a lipoma or a sebaceous cyst.
Both are non-cancerous and generally don't need to be removed unless they cause symptoms.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: CYSTS ARE NOT CANCER

If MRI and ultrasound are normal and doctor said it is not cyst/cancer than you do not have to worry, it is not cancer cysts are lumps filled with gelatinous substances and can be left alone and cause no problem, but these lumps can be surgically removed .
Any general surgeon can do it but if it is not even cyst than you leave it alone and follow your docs advice.

In brief: CYSTS ARE NOT CANCER

If MRI and ultrasound are normal and doctor said it is not cyst/cancer than you do not have to worry, it is not cancer cysts are lumps filled with gelatinous substances and can be left alone and cause no problem, but these lumps can be surgically removed .
Any general surgeon can do it but if it is not even cyst than you leave it alone and follow your docs advice.
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