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414383 tn?1217219169

arm lump

I have had this lump on my upper arm, underneath about three inches from my armpit, for almost four years. I have gone to the doctor and had her look at it. All she said was it was probably nothing.  It gives of a throbbing pain every so often and is tender to the touch. I am worried that it might be a tumor because I have recently had my thryoid removed because of two tumors. Should I have this evaluated again and ask if it is a tumor.
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414383 tn?1217219169
I know that I can't be the only one with such an issue!!!! Help please!!!
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I would certainly at least ask your Doctor for a more detailed explanation of what "probably nothing" means.   I know how upsetting those types of lumps  can be.  The only sure way to find out is a biopsy.   Be proactive and tell your Doctor you would like it biopsied.
414383 tn?1217219169
I thought that was what I should do, but wanted someone else's  view point as well. Even more so because I have already had tumors found in my body. Thank you.
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