I have a 4-5cm lump on upper arm / bicep, is it really a cyst?

For a few years I have a 4-5cm lump on upper arm / bicep. Firm but movable when manipulated. Sometimes gives mild twinge of pain. Slightly raised if skin is held taut. Just under surface of skin. A doctor once said it’s a cyst, don’t bother.

Age: 59
Male
Medications: NSAID

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi,
Most probably this type and site of lesions are cysts that should not be worried about if they are causing no other symptoms or getting larger..

Dr. Arti Sharma
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Dr. Arti Sharma

Hello.Is it painful?Since when do you have it?It possibly looks like a lipoma .Lipomas are painless lumps which occur due to accumulation of fatty tissue. They do not require treatment unless they grow bigger.If it is painful it is possibly folliculitis.Get back to us with more information on your lump. Take care!

Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi..
It can either be a cyst or lipoma ( that is aggregation of fatty tissue)
Both are harmless..
So it is correct that do not worry..

Regards..

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
My opinion it is nothing important, probably a cyst
Good Luck

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