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Hard lump on the elbow. Should I be worried?

I have a lump on the under side of my arm just above my elbow (towards the armpit side). It is about the size of half a marble. It is under the skin and feels hard but can be moved around slightly. It is not sore unless I push on it. I have a similar one on my other arm in about the same place. I have noticed them quite a few times before. They seem to get bigger and sorer at times as if they are swelling . They tend to go smaller in size too but always seem to be there in some capacity of I press on the area. Should I be worried or is there anything I can do about them?
Asked On : Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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Hello and welcome
The size of the bump is increasing with time is paining when pressed. So you have every reasons to be investigated for the bumps. The bump may be a gland cyst or fibroma or a tissue collection. The investigation like sonography or FNAC (Fine needle aspiration cytology) is very helpful in getting to the diagnosis.
Consult your doctor and go for the investigations and than treatment. Surgery for removal may be needed depending upon the report of FNAC.
Hope this will help you.
Best Wishes
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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