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A 43-year-old female asked:

I have a lump on my finger that is sore to touch and slightly red. it is on the side of the distal inter-phalangeal joint. what could it be?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Splinter: You have noticed a red tender spot on your finger. Commonly it could be a foreign object like a splinter. Try to recall if you did any unusual activity. It could also be a cellulitis if the skin was recently scratched. Make sure you are up to date on tetanus. Keep the area clean and dry.

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Last updated Jul 21, 2013

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