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Cyst-like lump on arm, tight arm. Had rotator surgery on shoulder. Should I see a doctor?

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I have a cyst like lump on the bottom of my left arm. It feels like it is inside near mscle and does not hurt. I have been working out more lately. It feels like my arm is a little tight. I have had rotator surgery on the same shoulder a couple of years ago. Should I see a doctor?
Posted Wed, 23 May 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 6 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
A small cyst like lump on the bottom of your left arm could be due to a muscle fiber injury or ganglion- a cyst like fluid collection in the tendon sheath.
Most of the times such small cysts are harmless and benign unless infected.
You need to self monitor the area for any increase in size, redness or pain which is indicative of inflammation. In such a case, an examination by an orthopedician and investigations like MRI will help in identifying the origin and extensions of the lesion.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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