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Your Soft Forearm Lump May Also be Known as:
Soft bump in forearm
Soft lump in forearm
Soft mass in forearm

Top 4 Soft Forearm Lump Causes

  1. 1.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
  2. 2.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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  3. 3.Non - Specific Forearm Pain

    Forearm pain can be caused by a host of things, but is often idiopathic (without cause).

    Your forearm pain is normal and unlikely to be caused by a serious illness. You can try over the counter pain medication like Tylenol. If the pain becomes severe, see a physician.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one forearm, spontaneous forearm pain
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific forearm pain:
    spontaneous forearm pain, pain in one forearm
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections").

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic today or tomorrow. Treatment of an abscess includes incision and drainage. It is likely you will be prescribed antibiotics as well. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful forearm lump, large forearm lump, marble sized forearm lump, pink or red forearm bump, yellow or white forearm bump
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Soft Forearm Lump

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

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Soft Forearm Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced soft forearm lump have also experienced:

    • 100% Forearm Pain
  • People who have experienced soft forearm lump had symptoms persist for:

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

    • 40% Skin Cyst
    • 40% Lipoma
    • 20% Non - Specific Forearm Pain

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