Oncology (General Cancer)/Lump in fore arm

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Hi,I am a 27 yrs old male. Few days back I felt a lump in my right forearm between my wrist and elbow (not sure if it was before too and i felt it few days back only). Its small around size of pea (fully comes under the tip of my finger), soft and movable. Its just below my skin as its easily felt through fingers. I am concerned if it is something serious or is a normal lymph node or lump. Kindly provide me consultation on this.

Thanks,

SK

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What you have described sounds like a lipoma - a benign - not dangerous - fat tumour which is not uncommon under the skin. I have at least one myself on my left arm. But since you are worried let a doctor check it. I can not do it. Too far away. Good luck!


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