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What can I do about a bump at the base of my thumb

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need examination : Could be a carbuncle or cyst or contusion
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Pomerance
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Infection: That would be the most common including things like a herpetic infection if vesicles (fluid filled little pockets) form.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Shingles: A cluster of vesicles with pain could be manifestation of Shongles. See your physician urgently as treatment with antivirals is helpful . There are ot ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst: Most likely since you have had this for a long time without change it is either s cyst or fatty tumor. If worries you or if it changes see your doctor ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
There : There are several possibilities. It could be herpetic whitlow which is an infection, or it could be a paronychia. Rarely, you can also get a cyst on ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Bates
7 years experience Family Medicine
See your doc: Go see your doctor, this may be an abscess that needs to be drained or needs antibiotic treatment.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bump: Consider ganglion cyst or arthritic spur as most likely cause.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Fatty : Fatty tumors (or lipomas) are usually not hard. They are usually soft and squishy. If you have a hard mass along your lower panty line that could be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Need to see it: It may not be a problem but you need to show it to your physician. To be safe it could be an infection.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Difficult Dx: Unless we see it .Consult u r md soon!
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