A 22-year-old female asked:
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the right side of my left wrist looks a bit swollen.there seems to be a fat pocket there. what is it? it's not in pain, so any ideas? is this serious?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
It needs to be seen: to know for sure, but it could certainly be a lipoma, make an appointment
Answered on May 19, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Wrist swelling: can occur from many common issues such as synovitis, swelling in the joint, tenosynovitis, swelling in tendons, joint issues such as cartilage tears, ganglions which are benign fluid filled sacs, benign tumors, inflammatroy arthritis, injury, and while rare, at times more severe issues. If this is persistant then a medical evaluation. there are times when normal asymmetry is not appreciated too
Answered on Apr 17, 2016

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