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What causes hard swollen red lump inside right bicep?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: My girlfriend developed a hard lump about 1 inch in diameter on the inside of her right bicep. Within about 2 hours she started to have swelling, redness and stinging of her lips. The swelling spread to her right cheek. The lump on her arm has no sign of a bite, no redness, but it itches and has become painful and tender. The lip swelling has gone down, but they still sting? Note sure if this is a bite reaction or an allergic reaction to something else?
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please consider in details

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I appreciate your concern for your girlfriend

Lump on right side of biceps could be a allergic or cellulitis or sebaceous cyst or a lipoma if it is long standing
If you can upload a Photograph I will be able to guide you better
Here, I would like to know since hoe long this lump has been there

swelling in lip can be caused by an inflammation of the lip following injury infection or allergic reaction
Here again I would request you for an photograph of the lips

At the same time we need to rule out any systematic cause of this like any metabolic disorder like diabetes or kidney disease
You can anti allergic drugs like levoctirizine to reduce inflammation
If it is rapidly progressing than it may require a steroid shot under supervision of your doctor

waiting for your reply
best wishes

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. BR Hudda (1 hour later)
Lump just appeared on Tuesday. It appeared only hours after the swelling and stinging on her lips appeared. She is very healthy and has no other health issues.
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This could be an allergic reaction

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your reply
This could be an allergic reaction may be an insect bite
Please upload an image if possible
She can apply calamine lotion and anti allergic medicines for itching
You need not to worry she will be alright very soon
You can consult a GP for intolerable itching and swelling

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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What causes hard swollen red lump inside right bicep?

Brief Answer: Please consider in details Detailed Answer: Hello I appreciate your concern for your girlfriend Lump on right side of biceps could be a allergic or cellulitis or sebaceous cyst or a lipoma if it is long standing If you can upload a Photograph I will be able to guide you better Here, I would like to know since hoe long this lump has been there swelling in lip can be caused by an inflammation of the lip following injury infection or allergic reaction Here again I would request you for an photograph of the lips At the same time we need to rule out any systematic cause of this like any metabolic disorder like diabetes or kidney disease You can anti allergic drugs like levoctirizine to reduce inflammation If it is rapidly progressing than it may require a steroid shot under supervision of your doctor waiting for your reply best wishes