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Doctor insights on: Bump That Feels Like A Bone Under The Skin Where The Thumb Bends

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area. One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt. It's been there probably 8 or 9 years

Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area.  One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt.  It's been there probably 8 or 9 years

Fatty : Fatty tumors (or lipomas) are usually not hard. They are usually soft and squishy. If you have a hard mass along your lower panty line that could be a chronically inflammed inguinal lymph node. Can't determine what they are through this venu. Recommend that a family doctor or dermatologist examine you and determine what the lesions are. ...Read more

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I have many multiple small bumps I can feel under the skin on the bone of my left leg, some firm, some slightly firm. What kind of Dr should I see?

Start with a general: doctor. If exam shows that these are in the skin or subcutaneous tissue, dermatologist or plastic surgeon is the proper specialist. If exam shows that these are in the bone, orthopedic surgeon. And if these are rhematoid nodules, a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have one of these clear hard bump on my thumb right where the thumb bends. It has a head onit almost like a whitehead pimple.

I have one of these clear hard bump on my thumb right where the thumb bends. It has a head onit almost like a whitehead pimple.

Dyshidrosis?: This may be a form of eczema that can be brought out by allergy, stress and environmental exposure. Read about it online - verify by viewing online images and read about symptomatic relief. See a Dr if you need a Rx. ...Read more

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I have a bump under the skin by the outer corner of my eye it's not on my eye or eyelid or anything it's on the bone. It doesn't hurt and is o my noti?

I have a bump under the skin by the outer corner of my eye it's not on my eye or eyelid or anything it's on the bone. It doesn't hurt and is o my noti?

Likely benign: Hi BRobinson,
Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. It is a little hard to say what you have without being able to see it visually myself. A very common finding for painless "bumps" around the eye are called "stys". They are harmless and will go away on their own. I am not sure if this is what you have but here is some general information for you about stys http://mayocl.in/2pa2gFQ Hope this helps ...Read more

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I have a bump under the skin of my palm hand-what to do?

I have a bump under the skin of my palm hand-what to do?

Many causes: See a hand surgeon for eval. Most hand tumors are benign. ...Read more

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I have a small pea sized lump above my collar bone on the right hand side of my neck. It moves a little under the skin and I've had it 5 weeks?

I have a small pea sized lump above my collar bone on the right hand side of my neck. It moves a little under the skin and I've had it 5 weeks?

Watchful waiting: It may be a lymph node. Check it about once a week and if it gets larger, becomes painful or doe not move, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Thumb pain blue cyst under the skin, what is it?

Thumb pain blue cyst under the skin, what is it?

Vein: Hand has a lot of superficial veins. Sometimes they are traumatized by routine things we do. This small vein can clot off and occasionally calcify. They often occur in locations that sustain a lot of use or minor trauma. Try padding the area with a bandaide. If it continues to hurt, they sometimes need to be removed. ...Read more

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I think I have a myxoid cystor bump on the nail bed of my thumb right where skin meets the nail Is itlife threatening, also how do i treat it im 16 ye?

Digital cysts: can sometimes diminish on their own, however there are others that need medical treatment. Get it looked at and you will get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. There are many natural remedies that help with common cysts. ...Read more

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I have hard bumps on my index finge and thumb that hurt me, the same color of my skin?

Hard bumps fingers: Hard skin-colored bumps on the skin of fingers can be warts or corns. Hard painful bumps on finger joints may be due to arthritis. Please consult your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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On my plam and by my thumb area I have skin tone little bumps. Look clear not risen up or anything and it's itchy little red dots mostly clear though ?

On my plam and by my thumb area I have skin tone little bumps. Look clear not risen up or anything and it's itchy little red dots mostly clear though ?

Could be eczema: Dyshidrotic (hand) eczema can look like that, so can scabies. Any lesions between fingers? In arm pits? In groin? Any history of eczema or allergies? Avoid excess hand washing and moisturize them. Could try otc hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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My thumb is swollen and tender at the base of my cuticle, under the skin. What could this be?

My thumb is swollen and tender at the base of my cuticle, under the skin. What could this be?

Could be infection: This sounds like an infection, especially if you pick at your cuticles, have dry, cracked skin, or chew your nails (but even if you don't infection can occur). See your doctor promptly and have this treated (may need drainage and antibiotics). ...Read more

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I have 2 small black dots on my thumb under the skin. It looks like there are some smaller dots around it. Cancer? Blood spot? No symptoms. Flat.

Under skin: Could be mole or from trauma. Do you have a history of any cancer? Smoking? Tobacco use? Send photo to be sure not dangerous. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has tiny bumps underneath her skin on her thumb. She says that it isn't painful unless you press on them, wondering what this might be?

My 3 year old has tiny bumps underneath her skin on her thumb. She says that it isn't painful unless you press on them, wondering what this might be?

Could be...: It is hard to say from the description and location- however likely this could be a form of viral infection such as a wart or molloscum. For the best diagnosis have your daughter seen by her pediatrician. ...Read more

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I seem to have a little bump on my thumb palm side under skin it looks blue and when pressure is applied it hurts momentarily. at the bottom of thumb?

I seem to have a little bump on my thumb palm side under skin it looks blue and when pressure is applied it hurts momentarily. at the bottom of thumb?

Probable Injury: If you have had this for only a short period of time, it may simply be an injury – even if you don’t remember one. If so, it should resolve in a week or two. Try to avoid any more injury to the area while it’s healing. If it worsens or doesn’t seem to be improving, I would have it checked. ...Read more

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I've got small, hard colorless (skin colored) bumps that appeared between my last two toes, and now seem to be appearing on my thumb. They turn up, in a small area, the skin gets dry and peels off, then they go away. They are painless; in fact there is no

Consult derm spec.: It is very hard to talk about skin lesion with out seen them . It is hard to doctors to describe them . Local dryness may cause a similar problem , but between the fingers and toes some infections are prone to appeear . A dermatologist should be of help ...Read more

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I am sensing a pricking pain then and there under the skin portion of the thumb after it got caught for a sec in a stand. What has to be done..

I am sensing a pricking pain then and there under the skin portion of the thumb after it got caught for a sec in a stand. What has to be done..

Watch and wait: patiently. It sounds like the skin and small muscle of your thumb suffered a contusion from a pinch injury. The pricking sensation suggests some minor nerve damage that will very likely improve and go away on it's own. You may be able to sense this for several weeks ... maybe even up to 6 months. As long as it is slowly improving I wouldn't worry. If worsening, see your doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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If I had a tb skin test done and it is a large red bump (approximately size of thumb) should I be worried? I was going to get it checked today but the location was closed.

If I had a tb skin test done and it is a large red bump (approximately size of thumb) should I be worried? I was going to get it checked today but the location was closed.

See someone: It sounds like you have a positive response to the test. This might mean that you have been exposed to tb in the past or possibly if you spent time overseas growing up that you had a vaccination that would cause a positive test. Or, worst case, you have to. You need to get this looked at as soon as you can before the reaction subsides ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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I have a small spot on my thumb where the thumb and the hand connect where a green vein is under the skin & it's itchy :/?

I have a small spot on my thumb where the thumb and the hand connect where a green vein is under the skin &  it's itchy :/?

Broken Capillary: It sounds like you have an inflamed vein or broken capillary - with resolving ecchymosis giving it a greenish color. Itching is caused by inflammation. try cool compresses and/or 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Your symptoms should resolve with time. Take care! ...Read more

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Hello, for the past week the top part of my hand between the thumb and index finger has been incredibly itchy, there is no rash or dry skin or bumps?

Hello, for the past week the top part of my hand between the thumb and index finger has been incredibly itchy, there is no rash or dry skin or bumps?

Itchy: Two choices:
1: Go to the nearest Pharmacy and they are very likely to recommend some cream or similar. Cost is low.
2: If you don't like that idea please go to the nearest Emergency facility. Not my first choice. ...Read more

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I have a bunch of tiny liquid filled blisters under the skin on my heel. I've had them before on my thumb and then between two toes. They itch.

I have a bunch of tiny liquid filled blisters under the skin on my heel. I've had them before on my thumb and then between two toes. They itch.

Fungus?Have you: tried over the counter anti-fungal cream?It may take over a weeks worth of treatment.Follow the instructions.If no improvement,seek further medical attention. ...Read more