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DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath
Category: Dermatology
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I noticed a small lump by my elbow today it doesn't hurt was

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I noticed a small lump by my elbow today it doesn't hurt was wondering if I should have it checked
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: Not sure just noticed it today and it's kinda soft
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I did have skin cancer several years ago that got to the size of a half dollar which was remove by sugary on my upper leg
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


It can be

a node

a lipoma [harmless fatty tumor]

a swollen bursa [usually on the back of the elbow].

Yes you need to have it examined for a diagnosis.

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