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:
taxim 500     Why     heterotopic     is removing a hemangioma dangerous     iamcurrebtly     encelophaty     side effect of digene syrup if taken twice a day for six months     Search for answers     Abortion     beprogel     Waterretentionthatmayleadtoedemaisrelatedtoahypersecretionofwhat     upperbackpain     how to cleanse after menstruation     ulna     stds     increasingpenissize     TITLE     esicdoctorindombivali     haironbreast     beer     haat kapna     neckpain     whydoigetheavinessandpaininmyattnwhiledrinkingalcohol     how can i increase my penis grwth     examplesofcephalosporins     what is cinnaron 75 mg use for     drputmeonmetronidazoleandciprofordiverticulitisis     erections     abdominal bloating weight gain and nausea     MIGRAINSANDFIORICET     what is a varook     breast milk     dr malathesh     mixing     multiple dents in my head     medicine of tape worms     multiple dents in my head     whyismycocksohuge     whiteningwithcontraceptives     pepp     persistant lymphocytosis     zaps     Trembling arms     whitemucusystool     whiteliquidvaginalfluid     malungaycapsule     SkinCancerMolesandTumorsMoelsonback     Preg     pelvic burning     merca     strept throat     symptoms of tulo     about_4678519zinc     lost feeling in one foot     Signs     sour taste in mouth after antibiotics     dice     dyspena     whats the use of nidagen200     shin splint     GALLSTONES     meant by allergy     how to remove teridium in our eye     lw muscle enzymes     suddenlowerbackpainradiatingtoabdominal     antiseptic gargle     howtogetridofwarts     birthcontrolandantibioticscondomspregnancy     steriods     brestbump     brainandlung     Tightness in hands and arms     Hscrp     Search for answers     Preg     SkinCancerMolesandTumorsMoelsonback     malungaycapsule     whiteliquidvaginalfluid     whitemucusystool     Trembling arms     persistant lymphocytosis     whiteningwithcontraceptives     whyismycocksohuge     white20bumps20filled20with20water     hern     leptospirosis     pain in knees     Search for answers     whitepaniaana     whitespotsinmymouth     tkr     whitehead     kegel balls     whiteheadlikeonclitorishood     turn pale alcohol     ringworm bandage     fracture foor metatarsal     FOTORAL     Search for answers     Verto     lackoria means     Search for answers     ayurvedic remedy for constipation     itchy under the skin only at the top of my but crack     birth control pills     tylenol poisoning     Search for answers     After18monthsof     Search for answers     hellohaicanichatwithanorthopodiecdoctor     Hscrp     Tightness in hands and arms     brainandlung     brestbump     steriods     birthcontrolandantibioticscondomspregnancy     howtogetridofwarts     antiseptic gargle     suddenlowerbackpainradiatingtoabdominal     lw muscle enzymes     how to remove teridium in our eye     meant by allergy     GALLSTONES     shin splint     dyspena     dice     sour taste in mouth after antibiotics     

©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