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Painful lump in forearm. Numbness in fingers, hard mass, turns red on pressing. What should be done?

Good Morning, I have a lump in my forearm below the bend. I have noticed some numbness in fingers. Las year I had a flu shot and about a week later I began having pain in my elbow to my forearm. The forearm pain is still there especially at night but always present. The mass is hard and when skin pressed it turns red.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM. Thank you for your query.
You should do ultrasound to check morphology of this lump. It can be benign subcutaneous tumor and it can press surrounding nerves. So it may cause numbness in arms and fingers. Most commonly this is lipoma of fibroma and it this case it should be surgically removed.
WIsh you good health. Regards
Answered: Mon, 10 Jun 2013
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