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A 28-year-old female asked:

in my left hand palm side of my wrist has small soft painless swelling on thumb side..i accidentally seen this.no other symptoms. what to do?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Cyst?: This might be a cyst. If it does not get bigger, cause pain or numbness or tingling then you can watch it. If any of these signs develop, see a physician.

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