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A 32-year-old female asked:

Hard lump on top of right hand veins popping out slightly different colour tender to touch what could it be?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Cyst?: Bump on top of hand or wrist may be a cyst. Other things could be a "carpal boss". Less commonly would be a vascular mass. If persists and is painful, see a local hand surgeon.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Phlebitis, thrombus: Phlebitis, thrombus or a bruise are common for the viens on the top of the hand. Try a wam copress.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 years experience
Ganglion?: The most common hard lumps found in the hand are not clots but rather ganglion cysts which originate from joints especially around the junction of the wrist and hand. These cysts have a jel like substance and frequently require surgery for removal. Clots in the hand veins are usually the result of trauma. You may want to see a hand surgeon or vein specialist.
Last updated Dec 30, 2016
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