Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

189 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Have itchy raised lump inside elbow crease. Lymph node swelling due to an ear infection?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

Answered : 10924 Questions

default
Posted on Wed, 9 Jan 2013 in Infections
Question: I have a raised lump on the inside of the elbow crease which is itchy. My skin is NOT dry, no flakes, no rash.

I thought it was an insect bite but it has been around for 3 weeks now. Its NOT a hard lump just a fatty "bump"
I can see it when i straighten my arm out with my palm facing up its aparant but when i have my arm relaxed or at a 90degree angle it looks the same as my other arm.

could this be an enlarged epitrochlear lymph node related to a bad ear infection i had about 3-4 weeks ago or something else. Im not 100% sure where the lymph node is located in the elbow area.


doctor
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 39 minutes later
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The small swelling in the crease of your elbow cannot be a lymph node swelling due to an ear infection. Ear infection can cause enlargement of neck glands but not of any glands in the elbow or arm.
The swelling you have described is likely to be due to a lipoma, ganglion cyst, tendonitis or a sebaceous cyst. All these are benign swellings and can be treated easily.
Proper clinical examination & MRI can pinpoint the exact diagnosis & treatment can be planned accordingly.
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.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal 14 minutes later
So where abouts is the Lymph node in the elbow? is it in the same area as i have described?
It is likely that a lipoma, ganglion cyst, tendonitis or a sebaceous cyst would be itchy? as it is very bothersome.

I do have a secaceous cyst on the back of my neck but it is very hard and small where as this is softer and about 2cm wide.

thankyou for your understanding.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 25 minutes later
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Epitrochlear lymph nodes are present in the area but these are not likely to cause a visible swelling unless it is considerably enlarged.
The itchy lesion can be due to local skin reaction to inflammation in the area. The soft consistency is more likely to be due to a lipoma. However a direct examination is an integral part of diagnosis.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,   ,  
Lab Tests ,  

Recent questions on  Skin rash

doctor1 MD

About a week a a few days ago I had unprotected sex with my girl who has been very faithful. 2 or 3 weeks before I ve had unprotected sex with 2 others but both of them were and still are clean. About a week ago I noticed a red bump on the bottom right of the base of my penis. Almost on my scrotum but still on my penis, kind of weird feelings started to begin in my scrotym but it s not too noticeable. Days later other bumps and lesions started around my genital area so I went to urgent care. The doctor said it didn t look like herpes or an std and said it was pimple and prescribed me doxy and zinc oxide. The creams been working and the bumps are starting to diss appear a little the past couple of days but I still have scares. The day after the doctor a cold sore formed on my lip. I ve had cold sores before so I thought maybe bacteria from down there just spread to my lip and created one. My girl started getting itchy bumps on the back of her legs the day after we had sex but none of them in or on her vagina and none of them itched up there she said. None of my bumps itched but they now feel a little weird but I think it s because there s healing. When we had sex it was for about an hour and a half and was really sweaty which can cause a rash and other things. No pain when I pee and no muscle aches really.What could this be?

doctor1 MD

itchy red bumps kinda look like mosquito bites or hives come and go during the day. show up in the same areas. don't look like any kind of bug bite or rash i could fine on-line. has been showing up for four days now. started on one arm and is now on both.

doctor1 MD

I have itching all over, mostly back of knees, under arms and breasts, lower back, head and behind ears. Most areas have no rash but in some small bumps have started to appear. My doctor gave me a steroid shot and antihistamine but it is not helping. What is it?

doctor1 MD

Hello....I have a reddish rash which looks like a sunburn on both sides of my neck, around the neck line in front and side of lower base neck. No change in soap, cologne, wash detergent, not on any medications but its driving me crazy itching to a point I don t want any clothing to touch the area. What could it be and any solutions? could this be an indication of something serve?Thanks!

doctor1 MD

I have pain and swelling under my upper arm on both sides. I am 70 female.

doctor1 MD

Dear doctor thanks for your valuable reply however my further query is for last two weeks I have a mild rash under my eye which is persistent and is not going away...I had read somewhere in the webmd website that facial rashes are the first sign...

doctor1 MD

I am getting skin rash after taking Bactrim. Hands, feet. Should I take Benadryl?