Bumps On The Backs Of Your Arms

What Causes Bumps On Back Of Arms?

Bumps on back of arms can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose bumps on back of arms, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "bumps on back of arms" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Vitamin A Need
  • EFA 6 Need

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
much reduced sense of smell
having had a small bowel resection
high omega-3 oil intake
cracked skin
frequent infections
no significant omega-6 oil intake
brittle fingernails
adult acne
much reduced sense of taste
thick uncracked heel calluses
very brittle hair
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of bumps on back of arms:
Cause Probability Status
Vitamin A Need 98% Confirm
EFA 6 Need 66% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Skin-Related Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about bumps on the backs of your arms:
Do you have small bumps on the backs of your arms?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Yes, some/minor
→ Yes, many/definite
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate bumps on backs of arms, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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