i am just wondering if anyone can help me and let me know whats going on.
For the past 2 years or so I have had a lump in each arm in the elbow crease & also a lump in each upper arm(symmetrical to one another) they do not hurt to touch or anything. the ones in the upper arm i can move around freely(they are kind of long lumps and not round) but the ones in my elbow crease are round and not so movable.
they have not grown at all, they're just there. i am not feeling any other symptoms or anything. i do have a strong history of arthritis in my family, my mom was diagonised with RA, 2 years ago.
I am 24. overweight.female.
I think you should visit your doctor to check these swollen lymph nodes.
Some immune and autoimmune diseases can cause swelling of lymph nodes, and such a condition is rheumatoid arthritis.
Are you experiencing morning stiffness of your joints (fingers, wrist)?
Do you have painful joints?
Did you ever find out about the lumps in your arm? I am having the same symptoms except mine have changed over the past two weeks and my arms have been very sore. I thought it might be lymph nodes but their not in the right places. Let me know if you ever found out anything. I'm 25 and dont think that I should be feeling as crappy as I have been plus with the lumps Im a little concerned.
hello. I have the same problem. I have two lumps near my elbow at exactly same size. they are on the surface so when I bend my elbow they are more palpable. they are mobile so I can freely move them. they are very hard, painless. so please tell me what is it
I also have a lump on my right arm inside my elbow area tender I got a tiny cut from a box a few weeks ago thought that may have caused it ? But now very concerned as it is swollen tender at times and I also have NO insurance....but must say I am worried............Hope it is nothing serious ?
Probably not like you. I do the new CurvesSmart and I do light weights at home, and videos and Gazelle etc.
In 2001 I fell backward off some stairs that had no railing, shattered that arm below elbow and I have a pin and a plate there, but this lump is above all that.
It has been there a while, but the arm did not hurt till the last three weeks. First I thought something to do with the injury, but that was so long ago.
I developed rosacea last year and I showed the lump to a dermatologist a few months back and he told me to see a surgeon and have it removed. Then I lost my insurance for now.
So, no, I don't know what it is. It scares me that it didn't hurt for so long and now hurts all the time. The lump itself does not hurt, but the arm hurts when I move it or lift ANYTHING, hurts from elbow down. I guess it is possible that this is two separate things? Maybe the pin or plate broke or moved and that is the pain? But then if that is so, what is the lump? Let me know if you find out anything, please, and I will do the same.
Hi, I have a swelling in the fold of my left arm. It is about 2 inches long and runs from the centre of the fold toward the elbow - my arm aches. About 3 months ago the same arm was very weak - could hardly change gear. For the past 5 weeks I've had this lump. I should go to the doctor but to be honest because I' 51 and over weight - they don't give you the time of day.
I have a place right above my left elbow that seems swollen. It doesn't hurt. About a year ago I felt two little bitty knots that my husband said was probably just some fatty tissue. they didn't hurt either and I i'm not sure I can even find them now. What could this possibly be? I have insurance and an appointment but I would LOVE to know something NOW
SWOLLEN PLACES AT THE CREASE OF MY ELBOWS ,WHERE YOU TAKE BLOOD
WOW, I HAVE THIS ALSO > I HAVE HAD IT FOR ABOUT A YEAR BUT MINE IS ON THE INSIDE OF MY ARM , AT THE CREASE, LIKE WHERE THEY TAKE BLOOD OUT OF THE VAIN, WHEN I TOUCH IT , IT SOMETIMES HURTS, AND I DO HAVE THE SAME THING IN MY UPPER ARMS , LIKE WHERE A PERSON WOULD MAKE A MUSCLE, MY ARMS GET WEAK AND SORE - ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ELSE, I AM STIL RE- SEARCHING THIS AND WHAT KIND OF DOCTOR WOULD BE THE BEST TO GO TO , ANY ONE KNOW ?? THANKS
You have set up an inflammatory reaction in the skin. It might also be a slight localized infection. Clean the area thoroughly with soap and water. Place a small dry dressing over the lesion (like a bandaid). It is okay to wash the area when you take a shower, just dry it after the shower and replace the dressing.
Try not to touch or scratch the area. It should resolve in a couple of days.
However, you need to watch for increased swelling, redness, or drainage. If you develop any of these symptoms or develop red streaks up the arm, then you will need to see your physician. You may need antibiotics and/or drainage if these occur.
Again, keep the area dry and clean. And try not to pick at things.
I am 37,f, with history of Intracranial Hypertension, hpb,hypothyroid, diabetes 2, and lymphadema in both legs.
For over a year I have had large swellings in the inside of both upper arms, not back near point of elbow but closer to inner upper arm. From what I can tell these are swollen lymph nodes. They were large, but not painful. now the left side is the size of a apple, and painful, with pain radiating to elbow, back of arm, forearm. it is NOT red, or hot to the touch. it actually feels cold at times. Im upset because I cant bend my arm, and with all my various medical issues im sick of going to drs. PLEASE tell me if any of you have figured out the cause of your arm swelling.
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer. I should clarify that it is in both my arms (much worse on left) and that while it was painless for a year, now it is actually very painful and radiating pain near my elbow and up shoulder/down arm. My first thought was also Lipoma because it is a soft mass on top, although I can feel a firmness under neath. Im going to try to go to the doctor monday since It seems Im slowly losing some of my arms function.
No, unfortunatley I have no answers. It seems because I'm overweight my health problems do not matter to the Dr's and are disregarded. It has not gotten better, and I can no longe pick up my 30lb child. They have ordered no tests to determine what this could be. I'm not sure if you can have matching Lipoma's, but my Lymphedema therapist mentioned that I had the symptoms of something called Dercum's Disease, i haven't had a chance to look it up yet, but from what I understand it is actually painful fatty tissue. I have the same type of lumps in my legs near the bend now. Best of luck to you Conchita's Mom!