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Skin - Colored Forearm Bump Checker

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Your Skin - Colored Forearm Bump May Also be Known as:
Neutral arm lump
Neutral arm mass
Neutral bump on arm
Neutral bump on forearm
Neutral forearm lump
Neutral forearm mass
Neutral mass on arm
Neutral mass on forearm
Skin colored arm bump
Skin colored arm lump

Top 6 Skin - Colored Forearm Bump Causes

  1. 1.Forearm 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:
    skin-colored forearm bump, painless forearm lump, small forearm lump, scaly forearm 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 often 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 forearm bump, marble sized forearm lump, small forearm lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored forearm bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  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 forearm bump, marble sized forearm lump, small forearm lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored forearm bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  4. 4.Molluscum Contagiosum

    Molluscum Contagiosum is a common viral infection of the skin that usually affects young children, sexually active young adults, and patients with a weakened immune system.

    You can go to a primary care doctor, who might recommend cryotherapy (freezing it off) or ointments. That being said, molluscum contagiosum often goes away on its own.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, skin changes on arm, leg skin changes, head or neck skin changes, genital skin changes
    Symptoms that never occur with molluscum contagiosum:
    fever, headache
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  5. 5.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 forearm bump, painless forearm lump, marble sized forearm lump, growing forearm bump, small forearm lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.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:
    skin-colored forearm bump, small forearm lump, painful forearm lump, forearm itch, marble sized forearm lump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Skin - Colored Forearm Bump

  • Q.Is your forearm bump constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.About your [forearm], do you notice:

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Skin - Colored Forearm Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 20% Skin - Colored Facial Bump
    • 20% Feeling Itchy or Tingling All Over
    • 20% Pain in One Hand
  • People who have experienced skin-colored forearm bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 38% Over a Month
    • 20% Less Than a Week
    • 15% Two Weeks to a Month
  • People who have experienced skin-colored forearm bump were most often matched with:

    • 41% Skin Cyst
    • 35% Lipoma
    • 23% Forearm Wart
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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