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Skin - Colored Elbow Bump Checker

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Your Skin - Colored Elbow Bump May Also be Known as:
Neutral bump on elbow
Neutral elbow lump
Neutral elbow mass
Neutral mass on elbow
Skin colored bump on elbow
Skin colored elbow bump
Skin colored elbow lump
Skin colored elbow mass
Skin colored mass on elbow
Skin-colored bump on elbow

Top 5 Skin - Colored Elbow Bump Causes

  1. 1.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious.

    You can try several over-the-counter treatments, including salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing). Most warts go away on their own, but less so in adults.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painless elbow lump, small elbow lump, skin-colored elbow bump, scaly elbow bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is caused by trauma or surgery.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut out the cyst.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored elbow bump, small elbow lump, marble sized elbow lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored elbow bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  3. 3.Lipoma

    A lipoma is a noncancerous growth of fatty tissue cells. A lipoma can develop in almost any organ of the body although they are most commonly found in the subcutaneous layer just below the skin.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored elbow bump, small elbow lump, marble sized elbow lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored elbow bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  4. 4.Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Skin cancer falls into two major groups: Non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who will check your skin and look at the size, shape, color, and texture of any suspicious areas. From there, treatment will be determined, such as surgical excision, photodynamic therapy, or imiquimod cream.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored elbow bump, painless elbow lump, small elbow lump, pink or red elbow bump, marble sized elbow lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Dermatofibroma

    Dermatofibroma (superficial benign fibrous histiocytoma) is a common cutaneous nodule of unknown etiology that occurs more often in women. Dermatofibroma frequently develops on the extremities (mostly the lower legs) and is usually asymptomatic, although pruritus and tenderness can be present

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    small elbow lump, skin-colored elbow bump, painful elbow lump, pink or red elbow bump, elbow itch
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Skin - Colored Elbow Bump

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.How long have you had the bump?
  • Q.Have someone feel for your pulse (at the wrist) on the side of your body that hurts. Now, turn your head to that side. Does the pulse go away? (This is known as the Adson's test.)
  • Q.Is your elbow bump constant or come-and-go?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our skin-colored elbow bump symptom checker.

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Skin - Colored Elbow Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced skin-colored elbow bump have also experienced:

    • 100% Feeling Itchy or Tingling All Over
  • People who have experienced skin-colored elbow bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 50% Over a Month
    • 14% Less Than a Week
    • 12% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced skin-colored elbow bump were most often matched with:

    • 62% Skin Cyst
    • 37% Lipoma
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

Skin - Colored Elbow Bump Checker

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