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nerve pain in thumb with lump

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It could be due to a: several conditions like De Quervain's tenosynovitis which is a painful inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist, carpal tunnel synd ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Cheiralgia: You may have a localized issue with the sensory branch of the radial nerve, called cheiralgia paresthetica, and suggest a visit to your doctor to conf ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Dr. Justin Lo answered
20 years experience Pain Management
More workup needed: You need to establish whether this is truly nerve pain vs pain of musculoskeletal origin. If it is nerve pain, locating the source (ie cervical spine, ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akhtar Purvez
39 years experience Pain Management
Need evaluation: The pain you described is most probably coming from a pinched nerve in the neck See your doctor as you may need Xrays/MRI, followed by medication, phy ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Maybe: Have your doctor order an EMG/NCV study, and this will pinpoint the precise nerve and location if done correctly.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Need examination: You should be examined by a neurologist in all likelihood and very possibly you may benefit from an EMG which is an electrical test. Also, an imaging ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Graw
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched Nerve: Your description sounds like you have a pinched nerve until proven otherwise! with muscle atrophy compared to the opposite side i would get this chec ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Wrist pain: If there is bruising, this may be due to trauma and the formation of a hematoma (blood collection). If there is no trauma, this may be due to a gangl ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Unrelated: Ganglion doesn't cause your pain syndrome. Sounds like shoulder-arm syndrome caused by Trapper Ulnar Nerve Two separate entities
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Estrada Bernard
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Not all: Ulnar neuropathy would not explain all of the symptoms since it would only involve the upper extremity. To account for symptoms in the arm and leg wou ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Whiplash Injury: Even with your given medical history and previous treatments for migraine and what appears to be some kind of radiculopathy, it is likely you suffered ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Mccrea
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
Infection?: A lump in the armpit can be caused by several different things, one of which is infection. Do you notice lumps anywhere else on your body, particularl ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Pinched nerve neck?: Compression of the 6th cervical nerve as it exits the spinal column can cause shoulder pain and tingling(paresthesias) in the thumb. The discomfort wi ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
48 years experience Vascular Surgery
Unlikely: Lipomas are usually painless, not all masses are lipomas, you might have a neurofibroma etc, need to have it removed.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: The many causes of these symptoms include muscle strain, nerve compression (due to trauma, inflammation, entrapment, sleeping position), etc. See a ne ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Heidar Jahromi
55 years experience Neurology
See a neurologist: These symtoms may be as a result of roots or nerve compression. You must see a neurologist for a detailed history and neurological examination.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Statistically?: Neither simply based upon what you've given to us as the subjective symptoms in your case and apparently without any physical or any other type of med ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danny Benmoshe
15 years experience Neurology
Unclear: The constellation of symptoms is non-specific. furthermore, knee pain and sore throat are not considered typical presentations of either MS or ALS. ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Zuber
34 years experience Neurology
Wrist pain: neural complaints are classical of carpal tunnel syndrome and he should have an EMG done for this.CTS initially is treated with wrist splint at night ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Dr. Justin Lo answered
20 years experience Pain Management
Need eval: Anytime you have neck pain, arm pain with tingling of your upper extremities, you need to be evaluated for nerve compression, ie pinched nerve in neck ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabor Racz
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes - spinal cord c: Could be a c6-7 disc bulge but it could also be from multiple causes. It also could be nerve involvement at other sites. See your doctor.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Symptoms going to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
May feel like it: If a vascular form affecting venous return, the arm can swell, turn dusky, and ache. The neurogenic form does cause radiating pain and worsens when a ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Have an exam: You might know of an activity or accident that might be at the root of this, but have an exam and see if there is anything you can do to optimize the ... Read More

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