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Dr. Nair, Dermatologist
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Experience:  MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)
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I have lumps on both my upper arms, these bumps are under

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I have lumps on both my upper arms, these bumps are under the skin and for the most part you can't see them..but you can feel them, they are hard and range in size from about 1/8 of an inch to almost a inch,,they are hard and fairly attached ..I mean they stay in one place..and some of them are in the exactly the same place on each arm..
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 6 years ago.

How long have you had these bumps? Have they ever been painful?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
these bumps are tender but they don't exactly hurt..they seem to affect the muscles in my arms to make the arms feel tired.. I first found one on my right arm about two years ago..
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 6 years ago.
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Thank you for the information. The two main possibilities based on your history would be lipomas and neurofibromas. The former is an abnormal collection of fat while the latter is an abnormal growth of nerve tissue. They can be differentiated by an investigation known as FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology). I would suggest seeing your GP/Family Physician and discussing these possibilities in person.
Hope this information is useful, please feel free to ask if you have any queries.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Are either of these main possibilites considered cancer?
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 6 years ago.
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No neither Lipomas or Neurofibromas are cancers. Regards.
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