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Old 02-07-2009, 02:33 AM   #1
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Question painless lump in forearm

I have had this lump in my arm for the past two or more years. It is situated between my elbow and wrist and at the back of my arm i.e, facing away from my body. Lately, it has become bigger and is starting to harden up. It is not at all painful.
Should i be worried?

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Old 02-07-2009, 09:38 AM   #2
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Re: painless lump in forearm

I wouldn't worry but I would get it checked out either way, especially if it's growing. Even if it's completely benign (could be a cyst, or my bf gets these lumps that are fatty deposits under his skin), if it keeps growing it could get painful. Start out with your general physician to get an opinion on it.

Old 02-07-2009, 10:14 AM   #3
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Re: painless lump in forearm

I agree! It may not be painless now but it could become very painfull and any "lump" should be brought to the attention of your family doctor!

Old 02-07-2009, 10:41 AM   #4
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Re: painless lump in forearm

My guess it is just a cyst. I had one just above my knee for years and I kept bumping it and it was getting bigger and bigger and really not so nice looking sticking out of my leg so after 10+years I had it was some sort of rare type of cyst I was glad to see it gone.

Old 02-07-2009, 01:02 PM   #5
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Re: painless lump in forear

hey, thank you guys for replying to my question. It's good to know that there are people out there who can give you reassurance thru experience!
I don't think i'm in any kind of danger, but have decided to go and get it checked out by the doc anyway.
So, thanks again guys, really appreciate ypur replies
Will let ye know what the doc says!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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