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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Cancer Topics

Question: Lumps multiplying in forearm


 schaefferjsj - Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:26 pm

About eight years ago when i was at the doctor, i pointed out a small pea sized lump in my left forearm, the doctor told me it was probably just fatty tissue and not to be concerned. Lately, i have been having some aching in that arm, my fingertips go numb and the lump has tripled in size. I have also located 3 other lumps close to the original lump. There are no lumps in my right arm. Yesterday, my left forearm began itching insanely. I have literally itched my arm raw. I know that there are no lymph nodes in your forearm so the likelihood of these being malignant is not very high. But i am still very concerned and quite frankly uncomfortable with them. I hate going to the doctor, but i guess i will have to buckle down and just do it. Just wanted to know if anyone had any ideas about this? Thanks.
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:38 am

User avatar It sounds like they are putting pressure on your nerves and could possibly be putting pressure on the brachial and radial arteries, which could potentially cut of blood supply to the arm and hand. Please see a doctor asap.

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