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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Am just abit concern about a lump on my forearm, since i was

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hi am just abit concern about a lump on my forearm
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: since i was on holiday for about under 2 months and is soft
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: nothing much

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Thanks for your question and I'm reviewing it.
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Could you please post a photo of that for me on this page?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Did you get it ?

Got it--hold on please

Looks totally benign and I think it's a lipoma--a benign fatty tumor that had no specific cause and is harmless

If it's bothersome it can easily be removed surgically under local anesthesia

So have your doctor check it out

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no they haven't because am finding it hard to book an appointment due to my work hours
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
how can it be harmless if its a tumor

Tumor is just a term for a lump like that--it doesn't mean cancer

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
just by looking at it your telling me is harmless
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
but am concern that is next to my veins

Of course I can only go by the photo but if it's soft that's very typical of a lipoma

And being close to veins doesn't make it dangerous

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
thank you forn your helpful insight but am gonna go and check it out

My pleasure and call on me anytime

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