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could the arthritic lump on my finger joint be removed

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Depending on the location they are usually called bouchard's or heberden's nodules. They are rarely of an significance, but are harbingers of joint a ... Read More
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If painful can be removed. Usually non surgical problem , though.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Common hand lumps: Include ganglion ( cyst) , foreign body, or it's inclusion cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst, benign solid tumors . Nodules from dupuytrens disease, g ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Tumor: This is probably a glomus tumor but could be one of the other painful tumors. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.
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Dr. David Tuckman
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Ganglion: This sounds like a ganglion cyst also known as a retinacular cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that comes from the tendons that bend down the fingers. ... Read More
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Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Ganglion cyst: This may be a ganglion cyst or a synovial cyst related to the tendon in the finger or the tendon sheath in the finger. Either way it can be treated wi ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Hard to say: we are unable to access pictures in this format. If you have a cyst or a wart on your finger, A general surgeon could possibly remove it for you. Plea ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It depends of which joint. It may be bony enlargement secondary to osteoarthritis. It may be a synovial cyst. If you are concerned have it evaluated a ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Callous PIP finger: I would suspect using something like scissors in your work or hobby. Can do 2nd opinion and you can send pictures and we can talk to figure out what i ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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A pic is worth a lot: Not enough info to make any determination of what's going on. A pic would help and a little more detail about the history.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ganglion cyst: The most likely diagnosis in someone your age is a cyst of the tendona
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Anything is possible: I suppose this could be the case and depending on the laxity of your joints, any underlying issues you may have such as marfan's syndrome, or a pain t ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely it's: Strain, sprain or arthritis. Warm compress and taking nsaids may help. If it gets worse, see your dr and consider getting an xray. Take care!

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