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lipoma? on elbow at site of recent scaley skin

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  • Posted By: MargaretR
  • July 29, 2008
  • 10:03 PM

About 4 months ago I noticed a small hard colourless lump on the point of my elbow. I looked just like a corn you would find on your toe and pulled off just as easily.

It bled a little so I applied antiseptic and a plaster (bandaid).

I didn't heal and scaley skin developed around it which could be peeled off easily. Sometimes I felt a 'spike' of pain at the site.

I showed it to my doc who said 'cellulitis' and he prescribed Fucibet cream which has Fusidic acid and Betamethasone as active ingredients.

It took about 2 months for the site to heal and the scaliness to stop.
Now a few weeks after the healing I have a large soft bump over 1"diameter at the site.

Your elbow is a difficult place to look at unless you make point of holding it up to a mirror. It is painless and is not obviously there until I view it with my arm straight.

I intend to let my doc look at it very soon, but meanwhile I would like to hear from anyone who has had something similar, and whether they had it surgically removed.

I think it may well be a 'lipoma'
My doc has diagnosed other things wrongly in my past but as an National Health Service patient and being 'over 65' he tends to blame anything on old age.

I would like to be aware of all the possiblities of what it might be so that I can prompt him to consider them

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