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small lump in fore-arm

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 7, 2007
  • 11:31 PM

Found this about 4 months ago. Situated on next to my wrist bone on the inside of my arm. Was only there and only hurt when you pressed it. Didnt cause me many problems.
Now however it makes my whole arm ache and the actual lump is quite sore. It tends to get bigger and smaller. I have no idea what it is!

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  • Is it red and warm to touch? If so you have some kind of inflammation. In any case you should have a doctor look at it. A lump needs to be looked at by a doctor who should be able to give you the most likely diagnose just by looking at it. Good Luck Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 8, 2007
    • 06:19 AM
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  • sounds kinda like a ganglion cyst - nothing to worry about - have a dr confirm
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 8, 2007
    • 07:47 AM
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  • In the old days, when you went to the docs with a ganglion, he would gently take your wrist and then whack it on a hard surface to smash the ganglion. It works, but with malpractice being the way it is...
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • November 10, 2007
    • 11:56 AM
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  • Rad, funny you should mention that - when I was 12 my Mom brought me to my great uncle/doctor who wanted to do that very thing, except I think there was book-slamming involved. She threw a fit, said it was out of the question, and so I had that darn cyst for another 10 years before it eventually disappeared on its own :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 10, 2007
    • 05:27 PM
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