This question was answered on Thu 05, Mar 2009 06:21pm by Dr Bhupinder K, MD

Lump noticed under skin above elbow over the bone on arm

    
Asked by Unregistered (Male; 45; no signifigant generall medical problems, two throat surgeries to remove growths on or around vocal chords and larnyx(benine) smoker ) on Thu 05, Mar 2009 03:42pm

I recently noticed a sore spot on my arm just above my elbow over the bone, i thought nothing of it. Now i have realized it is actually bumb or lump under the skin about the size of a dime or so, not painful but lightly sore. Is it possible that it is just a spder bite, as i do see spiders around my hose from time to time. Is it possibly something else more serious?

Actions: | Forward |
Answer


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr Bhupinder K, MD  on Thu 05, Mar 2009 06:21pm:

Hello, Most likely it is due to spider bite.Mostly spider bites are harmless but sometimes the wound may turn necrotic.Wash the bymp with fresh water and apply ice on the bump.Also clean it witl antiseptics and apply Neosporin or mupirocin on the bump.If the symptoms persist then pls consult a physician.Oral antibiotics and tetanus prophylaxis may be needed.Hope it helps.
Our doctors provide free answers to your questions. If you are happy with our services, please consider making a donation.
Click the button below to donate.


Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  

Comments:

Comment by on Thu 14, Apr 2011 07:28pm:
Lump on elbow can be due to cyst, xanthoma, lipoma or benign growth. Xanthoma has sharp, distinct edges and are most often seen on the elbows, joints, tendons, knees, hands, feet, or buttocks.

Comment by sharon on Mon 09, Jan 2012 03:42am:
I just noticed a hard lump under the skin, right above my elbow bone on the back side of my arm. It is a little tender and about the size of a dime. I do not recall hitting my arm on anything and I have not done anything strenuous with my arms.

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.

Comments


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post


 
What users are searching right now on Ask Medical Doctor:
thyroidmedicine     Search for answers     what is teridum     Upperstomachpain     too much adderall     emjSearch for answers     Bile     heart failure     swollen spermatic cord     lip trembling     herpes dermatitis     loweringcholesteral     myrightmiddlefingerisswollen andithurtstotouchitormovei andicannotbenditortouch68676     18years     1 OR 370370310001     Search for answers     powered     abou     Health     scrotum     photobavasir     redness     receded     tears roll     bruisingandanemia     inflamed20colon     can I take flomist and iliadin together     htt     eye     post     Search for answers     Canes     SUPARIPAK     boston     constant achingpain     whatiscausingaflutteringvibrationundermyrightbreastbreast     girl     Erec     Search for answers     food     infantswithgreenstools     itchy bumps on fingers     handwriting     mental     multiple sclorsis     bacterial vaginosi     Pre     knuckle bruise     Abs     rodent     mensexhealth     fatique     thrush20penis     posterior     lightheaded all the time     gallstones symptions     earinfectionbleeding     IhavebeendetectedwithaThyroidNoduleintherightlobe     Methycobalamin     strawberryallergy     pubmed     1 OR 296096010001     5 mnth aborton     Amblyopia     missed pills     odd     whatisropinrol     Holeatbaseofspine     Pain with my foley catheter     Migr     PVSwithanoxicbraininjury     brea     fsh levels     budesonide and taste buds     Bariumtest     PenisRednessSwelling     kidneystone     wormes     Diarreiah     sometimes     whyamigetting     Throatpain     lack     Search for answers     pills     Search for answers     roofiedtreatment     water in ear     bloat     are there symptoms for lymphmia     sexdive     atwhatagedowomenstopgrowing     doeslevodynwork     Lungnodule     pubic20lice     howcaniincreasemysexpower     neuropathy vibration in leg     phlegmaftermeal     whatisostosis     Tonsilitis     testicularcancer     Search for answers     Missed vein meth     Popping     gastroenteritis     Increase alot semen     scolosis     hemroids     Search for answers     amlor     lun size     signs of cancer     loss     minoz     sambong leaf     googlehomepage     righthemicolectomy     uterinecancer     cousin     Search for answers     rectal temperature     ast alt     arazon     Ihavehadgas     passing a tissue clot     sambong forte     Virus     Herpes     cough up phlegm from chest     Search for answers     

©2011 - Ask Medical Doctor  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskMedicalDoctor is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskMedicalDoctor and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us
Stats