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I found a lump about a month ago on the inside of my elbow

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I found a lump about a month ago on the inside of my elbow just above the crease. I would say about the size of a large grape. Noticed it because that arm felt tight when I woke up that day. I don't really notice it unless I touch it purposely so I'm not sure how long it was there. Slightly tender to the touch. Went to a walk in at the time and he told me just to keep an eye on it but when he was checking it out he noticed a smaller squishy lump right near the first one, also above the elbow crease but this one almost along where the vein would run. Can only see it when you manipulate the skin to do so. Colorless and painless and probably dime sized. What could these be? I'm seeing something about cubical nodes? I don't remember any injury to the area.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: Well the last week or so struggling with vertigo which I assume is unrelated. I have seasonal allergies that seem to make the vertigo worse. Otherwise healthy other than experiencing perimenopausal symptoms
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I don't think so.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  tazechip replied 3 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Could you please post a photo for me on this page?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It can't be seen in a photo. Only can be felt under the skin
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I saw my pcp today and he said I should see a general surgeon to take a look which has me a bit concerned. What could this be?
Expert:  tazechip replied 3 months ago.

OK--are they hard or more squishy in texture?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I would prob say rubbery
Expert:  tazechip replied 3 months ago.


These are not nodes then

They're lipomas--benign fatty tumors

If they become bothersome they can easily be removed under local anesthesia

Please let me know if you need any more information