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A 38-year-old female asked:

A hard @1/8 inch nodule has formed under the skin near the middle joint of my thumb. it does not hurt. do i need to see a doctor?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Myxoid Cyst: A digital myxoid cyst (sometimes called a mucous cyst) is an entirely benign swelling that occurs on the fingers or, sometimes, the toes. Digital myxoid cysts are not catching and not a sign of infection. Furthermore, they are not cancerous and will not develop into skin cancer. The term cyst is from the greek kystis meaning a bag or pouch; myxoid and mucoid refer to the jelly-like contents.
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