Causes And Ways To Overcome A Lump In The Upper Arm?

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, my father is 59 years old. Have a history of coronary heart and swollen heart. Still active check once a month to the hospital. Well, in the past, his leg was swollen which now has a lump in the ankle. The doctor said it’s okay. Then about 1 week ago my father when he raised my nephew who weighed approximately 15kg in the right bicep, suddenly appeared a lump that if pressed can move, when I ask the doctor, he said the strain after the exercise will disappear by itself but until now there are lumps. I’m afraid of lipoma. Why is that? Then how do I deal with it at home before my father’s next control schedule besides that should be taken to the doctor what?

1 Answer:

Hello Agustina,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Need to be clarified beforehand, how big is the size of the lump? Is it getting bigger over time? How is the consistency? Does the lump feel painful, itch, or cause difficulty in movement?


Identifying the cause of a lump cannot be done simply by using the short information as you mentioned. It needs to be clarified first what exactly the characteristics of the lumps that appear, do a direct physical examination or assisted by supporting tests (for example x-rays, biopsies, ultrasound), then then the cause of the lump can be known and given appropriate treatment.


Lumps that appear on the upper arm (bicep area) can be caused by the following conditions:

Lumps originating from the skin, for example folliculitis, warts, skin tags, keloids, hyperkeratosis, abscesses
Lumps originating from lymph nodes (appearance in the area around the armpits), for example TB lymphadenitis, syphilis, cat scratch disease, lymphoma
Lumps that originate from the joints, for example gout (gout)
Lumps originating from benign or malignant tumors, for example lipoma, sebaceous cyst, fibroma, hemangioma, syringoma, dermoid cyst, sarcoma, melanoma
Others, for example muscle strains, edema, osteomyelotis, and so on

A history of coronary heart disease and swollen heart disease that your father experienced may not be directly related to the lump in his hand. However, to be sure, we recommend that you consult your father first to a doctor, dermatologist, or surgeon.


For the time being, don't give your father just any treatment. Just remind your father to always keep his body clean. Avoid carelessly squeezing, massaging, sorting, or giving any treatment to the lumps that appear first to consult a doctor. Avoid lifting heavy loads first and always wear loose, comfortable clothing.


Hope this helps ...

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