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I have a painless golf ball sized lump on my shoulder joint. Doesn't feel like its an injury, no discoloration. Any ideas?

I have a painless golf ball sized lump on my shoulder joint. Doesn't feel like its an injury, no discoloration. Any ideas?

Lump: A moveable lump under the skin may represent a non cancerous cyst or lipoma (fatty growth). If the area is growing or becoming painful see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment and to make sure a skin cancer is not present. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Found a small hard lump on joint of middle right finger, palm side (where hand meets finger). Slightly painful if pushed.?

Found a small hard lump on joint of middle right finger, palm side (where hand meets finger). Slightly painful if pushed.?

Finger pain: Do you do a lot of repetitive motion with your hands? This ma be a ganglionic cyst, however, you need to have it examined by your doctor or hand specialist to determine what it is. ...Read more

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I have developed a hard lump and swelling on the joint of my pinky. Its been there for a long time. What can be done to make it go away?

I have developed a hard lump and swelling on the joint of my pinky. Its been there for a long time. What can be done to make it go away?

Might be arthritis: At age 49, one possibility is common arthritis. Although the pinky finger is less commonly involved, arthritis can cause bony lumps at the joints of fingers, and they are generally permanent. Check this link to see if this might explain your finger swelling: http://www. Webmd. Com/arthritis/heberdens-and-bouchards-nodes ...Read more

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There has been a hard, very painful lump in my neck under my TMJ joint for 2 years. It has recently doubled in size. What should I do?

There has been a hard, very painful lump in my neck under my TMJ joint for 2 years. It has recently doubled in size. What should I do?

See doctor: T is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a round birthmarth about 1.5cm in diameter. I think they call it a 'cmn' type. I've just found a hard lump under it which is sore to touch.

I have a round birthmarth about 1.5cm in diameter. I think they call it a 'cmn' type. I've just found a hard lump under it which is sore to touch.

Show it to a skin-sp: If the birth mark is black or brown, then you have to be alert that a melanoma can arise from a birthmark.You should have ite xamined by your doctor and preferbaly see a skin specilaist (dermatologist). Any lump associated with a black mole/birth mark needs to be biopsied to rule out melanoma. ...Read more

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I just noticed a pea sized lump ontop of my left toe. Firm to touch. Not painful and I have never noticed it before. It is just after joint.

I just noticed a pea sized lump ontop of my left toe. Firm to touch. Not painful and I have never noticed it before. It is just after joint.

Anything: Few possibilies it could be a wart or a cyst like sebacous cyst could be ganglion cyst unusual for the location but not impossible could be skin lesion could be soft tissue mass like lipoma again unusual for the location
as you can see there is many possibilities if you are concern about it the only way to confirm what kind of lump it is for you to see a doctor that could evaluate
good luck ...Read more

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I have a hard lump of my middle finger next to the middle joint. It has been there for a long time and hasn't gone away. Not sure what it is?

I have a hard lump of my middle finger next to the middle joint. It has been there for a long time and hasn't gone away. Not sure what it is?

Probably a cyst: I is likely a synovial or tendon cyst. There is no need to do anything about it if it does not bother you. ...Read more

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I have this pain in my lower back (i think it's called the tail bone) there's a small lump over there. It's hard to bend my back. What could this be?

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I have this pain in my lower back (i think it's called the tail bone) there's a small lump over there. It's hard to bend my back. What could this be?

Very low back pain: May have a pilonidal cyst which may need drainage. Go see your PCP to have this checked. The drainage may be uncomfortable, but after it is done, you should feel better. ...Read more

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I have a seroma the doctor called a seroma. At my 6 week check up it was 6cm long and 4cmwide it aspirated a dark reddish brown now the lump is hard?

I have a seroma the doctor called a seroma. At my 6 week check up it was 6cm long and 4cmwide it aspirated a dark reddish brown now the lump is hard?

See your Surgeon: After aspiration, seroma can recur and sometimes form a hard calcium deposit. A recurring seroma needs the continued attention of your surgeon. It is complex and can take an extended amount of time to resolve. ...Read more

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Within literally the past two days, a small, somewhat hard lump has formed under one of my finger joints. It hurts constantly. Any idea what it is?

Within literally the past two days, a small, somewhat hard lump has formed under one of my finger joints. It hurts constantly. Any idea what it is?

Skin lump: If you use this hand or finger to do repetitive activities like playing an instrument, sport or hobby, it is possible that this is the start of a callus. These are extra growth of the skin in small areas used to protect the underlying tissue and are common to the hands or feet. If the pain doesn't go away, consider using an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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Hard dime size lump just to left of right patella hurts:kneel, touch, Bent, stand. Don't disappear into joint. Ran 3.2mi night before appeared. See:bentknee?

Hard dime size lump just to left of right patella hurts:kneel, touch, Bent, stand. Don't disappear into joint. Ran 3.2mi night before appeared. See:bentknee?

Patellar pain: Patellar pain syndromes are quite common in young female athletes. They are typically due to patellar tracking abnormalities or patellofemoral syndrome. The hard lump you feel could be a bone fragment called "bipartite patella", or less likely a "ganglion cyst". See a sports medicine doctor for physical exam and maybe an x-ray or MRI. ...Read more

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I've had a hard lump under my big toe just below the joint size of a pea for a month last 2 days very painful?

See a foot doc: Without seeing it hard to know if your referring to a callous or if you have a bonafide soft tissue misuse, if its the latter it may warrant a biopsy. ...Read more

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My husband got a pneumonia shot yesterday and has a painful hard lump about 3" x 6" at the site. It is not red. Should we call his doctor?

My husband got a pneumonia shot yesterday and has a painful hard lump about 3" x 6" at the site. It is not red. Should we call his doctor?

Hematoma/LocalReacti: It is probebely a hematoma (Blood Clot) which is a little collection of clotted blood at the site which can happen sometime. The swelling will go away within a week. You can put ice on it for relief. Or it may be a local reaction to the vaccine and that will go away by itself as well. If the swelling does not go down than see your doctor,
You can call the doctor anyway for piece of mind if you want. ...Read more

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Hard lumps on back about 1& 1/2 inch about 4or 5 all over when squeezed ozze smelly puss one is infected what are they called?

Hard lumps on back about 1& 1/2 inch about 4or 5 all over when squeezed ozze smelly puss one is infected what are they called?

Sebaceous cysts: More than likely these are small plugged oil glands called sebaceous cysts. They will occasionally become infected. The will swell, become painful and drain pus and cottage cheese like tissue. The are harmless. ...Read more

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Severely painful and swollen finger knucnles and joints and hard lumps on hands, what to do?

Palm Lumps may: Be dupuytren's disease. A common genetic disorder that can present in a variety of ways. Swollen finger knucles can be a part of this known as garrod's knuckles. Other cause of swollen painful knuckles and fingers are gouty arthritis, inflamm arthritides, psoriatic arthritis and lyme first line treatment for swelling is rest ice and otc meds but if getting worse fast get to a doc to r/o infection. ...Read more

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Hard lump on my little finger in front of last joint but before the fingernail slightly to the side, not painful to touch but hurts if I squeeze it.

Hard lump on my little finger in front of last joint but before the fingernail slightly to the side, not painful to touch but hurts if I squeeze it.

Ganglion cyst?: By your description, it is probably a small ganglion cyst. This is a mucus-filled inflammatory cyst which arises from joints, most commonly on the hand or wrist. There are other causes. I suggest you seek the counsel of a hand specialist, either orthopedic or plastic surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a small & hard greenish lump under the skin of my middle finger, the joint area. I discovered it two weeks ago, and now it is starting to hurt.

I have a small & hard greenish lump under the skin of my middle finger, the joint area. I discovered it two weeks ago, and now it is starting to hurt.

Nodules: This nodule is either a Heberden's nodule or a Bouchard's nodule, depending on which joint is involved. It is a harbinger of the development and of arthritis. You should get checked for rheumatoid arthritis (simple blood test). Treatment is usually NSAIDs. ...Read more

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Hello I am 31 male wife noticed a golf ball size lump on my chest close to sc joint, feels pretty firm and fixed it feels softer in some areas than others the top of the lump is hard as bone tho, does hard and fixed always mean malignant? I'm having ultra

Hello I am 31 male wife noticed a golf ball size lump on my chest close to sc joint, feels pretty firm and fixed it feels softer in some areas than others the top of the lump is hard as bone tho, does hard and fixed always mean malignant? I'm having ultra

NO, not always: Few things in medicine are "always" anything. Some benign tumors can be hard and fixed. Obviously it is important to get this further evaluated and you may not know what it is for sure until it is excised. Try not to worry too much as there is a reasonable chance it is not malignant. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump on fourth metatarsal joint. Base of fourth toe. It doesn't hurt.

I have a small hard lump on fourth metatarsal joint. Base of fourth toe. It doesn't hurt.

Have it checked out: Cancers do not have to be painful.......why not have it checked out? Always better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I'm missing an mcp joint (i think that's what it's called, its the bump below your thumb) on my right hand. What can I do?

I'm missing an mcp joint (i think that's what it's called, its the bump below your thumb) on my right hand. What can I do?

Is it arthritis: The joint wears out, especially in women. If it is painful, see an orthopedist to learn if surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Hi I have been on a diet since Feb have lost 2 stone found hard lump on ribs bottom front middle think it is call the Xyphoid bone no pain any idea?

Hi I have been on a diet since Feb have lost 2 stone found hard lump on ribs bottom front middle think it is call the Xyphoid bone no pain any idea?

Probably xyphoid: The sternum is your breastbone, which is the hard bone in the middle of your chest where the ribs from both sides connect to. At the bottom of the sternum there is a small bone called the xyphoid bone. That is probably what you are feeling. ...Read more

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I have small lump that is hard near my shouder blade that seems to be changing in color. Should I have this checked by a doctor. I have all been having a lot of joint pain and headachs.

Any: Any lumps on your skin should be investigated especially if there is a change in color or size. You primary care provider or a dermatologist will be able to examine the area in question and decide and the next course of action (imaging, monitoring, or ultrasound).
Your joint pain and headaches need to be investigated as well. They are likely unrelated.
Please see a medical professional.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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What could a firm, small, white lump on forefinger be? Joint closest to nail, on thumb side. I have RA and some OA. Thanks!!

What could a firm, small, white lump on forefinger be? Joint closest to nail, on thumb side. I have RA and some OA. Thanks!!

See details: The 2 most likely causes are a synovial cyst or a Heberden node. The former is obviously a cyst and the latter is a bony enlargement. If you have RA and you smoke the RA will likely be much worse. ...Read more

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I have a blue hard lump underneath the first joint on my ring finger on the palm side of my hand. It is hard and quite uncomfortable to touch?

I have a blue hard lump underneath the first joint on my ring finger on the palm side of my hand. It is hard and quite uncomfortable to touch?

See your doctor: It is difficult to tell exactly what this painful blue lump is without the benefit of seeing it or touching it to examine it. If it is still present and is causing discomfort, see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a hard, unmovable lump right on my jaw joint, adjacent to my ear lobe. What is it?

What to do if I have a hard, unmovable lump right on my jaw joint, adjacent to my ear lobe. What is it?

Could be: Could be many things including displaced fracture, arthritis, displaced joint disc, tumor, etc. Please see either Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon or Ear/Nose/Throat specialist. You have to be examined to be diagnosed. Please call now...don't put this off. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more