Aa
A
A
A
Close
Leukemia and Lymphoma Community
1.83k Members
Avatar universal

Lump in forearm

After lifting weights I developed a small pea-sized lump in a vein in my forearm.  It's tender to the touch and feels like a knot.  Do you think it's a blood clot?  Is this something I should be concerned about?  The area is not hot.
3 Responses
907672 tn?1381029323
Perhaps you broke a blood vessel.  I've never heard of a blood clot so close to the surface of the skin, but I'm not a doctor either.  If it doesn't get better in a few days, you might have it looked at by a doctor.
1081992 tn?1389907237
COMMUNITY LEADER
I'd tend to agree with Mocha that it's a hematoma. Are you on any blood thinners?

You'd expect a clot more from immobility than from exertion.

The one thing that argues against a hematoma is that you don't mention discoloration.

http://www.medicinenet.com/hematoma/page4.htm#symptoms
Avatar universal
Thanks for the imput.  I've been putting cold compresses intermit tingly on it,   I will have it looked at if doesn't get better.
Have an Answer?
Top Leukemia & Lymphoma Answerers
1081992 tn?1389907237
PA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
An interview with the co-discoverer of one of the biggest breakthroughs in cancer research
From causes to treatment options, get answers to your questions about CML, a type of blood cancer
New drug options on the horizon may make CML, a type of blood cancer, one of the few success stories in cancer treatment
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child