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Curious lump

Feb 16, 2015 1:55 PM

How do you know what is a cyst, fatty tissue or cancer? I found a lump in my arm, not to far above my arm pit. This same arm I keep having numbness, pain and swelling.

Feb 16, 2015 2:42 PM

Sparkles, if I just had the lump I would probably just watch it. But since you are also having numbness, pain and swelling I would have it looked at, just to be on the safe side. Plus it will ease your mind.

Feb 16, 2015 2:42 PM

Sparkles, I think you'd need a biopsy to know the difference. Have you seen a doctor?

Feb 17, 2015 12:50 AM

You have to have scans and or a biopsy done to determine. A cyst would be fluid filled and likely non cancerous but they may still want to do a biopsy or ultrasound to be certain

Feb 17, 2015 2:28 PM

Ugh you know I hate talking to the doctors down here ( I'm in Florida) they look at me like I'm a hypochondriac. And from there I start to get no were. I am hoping that with this new doc she takes me alittle more serious. So fingers crossed on that. When I go back to the doc I'll have her take a look at the lump.

Thanks guys!!

Feb 18, 2015 11:43 AM

Lymph gland inflammation

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