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    What causes hard lump at cubital area?

Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Lump
Question: I have a firm lump in the area where the cubital nodes are located. It doesn't hurt and is hasn't really changed sizes in the last few weeks. Trying to figure out what is going on, thanks.
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Proper clinical evaluation and investigations as explained in details.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for your query.
To recapitulate: Male/42 - not visited a Doctor - just observing at this point - firm lump at cubital area where lymph nodes are located - no pain or tenderness - no change in size over last few weeks...

The most probable cause can be:

A lymph node
Sebaceous cyst or a Lipoma (unlikely for a few weeks duration)

I would advise you the following:

- Please give additional details about duration, any injury to the forearm to fingers before appearance of this lump, size, mobility and so on.

- Get an ultrasonography and FNAC to get a confirmed diagnosis.

- Clinical evaluation by a General Surgeon for lymph nodes at other sites, live, sleep and so on and then the relevant blood tests.
- Please give any additional history.

I hope this answer helps you to get an early and proper diagnosis and a plan for proper treatment.
Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 23 minutes later
I noticed the lump about 1-2 months ago and it is about the size of a pea and is firm but is not too hard and hasn't changed in size that I've noticed. It doesn't have any pain and it moves around a bit when you press on it. I have had no injury to the area that I am aware of. It feels like it is deeper than the skin as the skin moves around it. It feels closer to the muscle or tendons near the inside of my arm and next to the elbow. I have to press in the area to feel it as you can't see it with the eye. I do have a Lipoma on my lower back that I have for over 10-years but it is larger and not necessarily as firm.
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Most probably a lipoma

Detailed Answer:
Hi, Welcome back..
Thanks for your detailed feedback.

The description almost rules out a sebaceous cyst.

In view of presence of lipoma on lower back and the description you have provided, this is most probably a lipoma.

Yet, FNAC/Ultrasound would be confirmatory.

Best Wishes

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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