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She has been getting small bumps on her knuckles and toe joints. They start small then look almost like wart or flea bite and are painful to touch.

She has been getting small bumps on her knuckles and toe joints. They start small then look almost like wart or flea bite and are painful to touch.

Bumps on knuckles: You friend needs to be examined by a physician to diagnosis what the problem is that causes the bumps. There are many possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Experiencing joint pain in fibgers and a bump on knuckle painful to touch?

Experiencing joint pain in fibgers and a bump on knuckle painful to touch?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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I've had a peasized hard bump on top of my big toe for years...in between knuckle and joint. No pain, but seems to be getting bigger. What is this?

Cyst: One examination by an orthopaedist will give u your answer. Sounds like a ganglion cyst @ your age. Older patients in this location may be a mucous or degenerative (arthritic) cyst. Other 'nodules' etc. May be in play with a more detailed history / examination. Get examined! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What is it? I have red bumps over finger and toe joints, finger/toe tenderness to touch and cold hands. Sometimes knuckles turn purple

What is it? I have red bumps over finger and toe joints, finger/toe tenderness to touch and cold hands. Sometimes knuckles turn purple

Many things to consi: Many things to consider including a variation of arthritis, myositis muscle things, and a variety of rashes. Would ask your physician to evaluate or send you to a rheumatologist and/or a dermatologist. This may be very simple or it might be a complex issue. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hard bumps on hand joints?

How to get rid of hard bumps on hand joints?

What are they?: Some hard asymptomatic patient described bumps may be normal anatomy. See a doctor to determine what it is before knowing how to get rid of it ...Read more

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I have a large bump on the joint of my thumb and it keeps growing and is painful sometimes and I cannot bend that thumb on right hand?

Osteoarthritis: You likely have osteoarthritis. The bony nodules on the fingers are called bouchard's or heberden's nodes depending on the location. You should discuss the pain with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm missing an mcp joint (i think that's what it's called, its the bump below your thumb) on my right hand. What can I do?

I'm missing an mcp joint (i think that's what it's called, its the bump below your thumb) on my right hand. What can I do?

Is it arthritis: The joint wears out, especially in women. If it is painful, see an orthopedist to learn if surgery is needed. ...Read more

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I have a spread of bumps on the lower part of my pointer finger just below the joint. They itch n water. I'm left with severe pain in my finger n hand?

Bumps: These lesions along with the pain may signify a viral infection like herpes simplex or herpes zoster (shingles). Since there is treatment available for these, I recommend that you see your physician for diagnosis and, if needed, treatment. ...Read more

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Struggling to get a diagnosis for the gradual loss of hand function from time to time. Fatigue, weakness in hands, joints feel swollen, little bumps t?

Struggling to get a diagnosis for the gradual loss of hand function from time to time. Fatigue, weakness in hands, joints feel swollen, little bumps t?

Not enough info: Sounds like something you need to have evaluated by an internal medicine specialist...A good diagnostician. You need to have a good history and physical exam and labs, and possibly a neurological w/u if no clear diagnosis is discovered. ...Read more

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What might the bump in the joint of my finger be?

What might the bump in the joint of my finger be?

Possibly ganglion: I have seen this with tumors though and should be examined by your doc. Giant ceel tumor comes to mind. ...Read more

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What is this hard bump on my finger joint?

What is this hard bump on my finger joint?

See details: It depends of which joint. It may be bony enlargement secondary to osteoarthritis. It may be a synovial cyst. If you are concerned have it evaluated and the hand x rayed. ...Read more

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Red bumps on my elbows and knuckles, what are they?

Red bumps on my elbows and knuckles, what are they?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What are these small bumps that leak yellow fluid on my knuckles?

What are these small bumps that leak yellow fluid on my knuckles?

Dishydrotic eczema?: A form of eczema formsbsmall blisters on the fingers. These blisters need to be treated with topical prescription cream, diet ay be contributory fa tor and a food diary and eliminating offending foods may help. ...Read more

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I have a perfectly half round bump approx 3/16 inch dia on my index finger knuckle. What might it be?

I have a perfectly half round bump approx 3/16 inch dia on my index finger knuckle. What might it be?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Can be anything from a nodule from arthritis, to a wart or other (minor) viral infection to really just a callous. ...Read more

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I have a little bump on my knuckle. It is pinhead sized and flesh colored and not very raised off the skin. Result of my dry skin?

I have a little bump on my knuckle. It is pinhead sized and flesh colored and not very raised off the skin. Result of my dry skin?

Sounds very small: Something so small could be almost anything. A wart, a plugged pore, etc. Doesn't sound like anything to be concerned about right now. You can take a photo and submit it through a virtual consult on HealthTap Prime if it's getting bigger. ...Read more

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I injured the tip of my baby finger years ago about 3 years ago I developed a large rock hard bump on the joint, what could it be?

I injured the tip of my baby finger years ago about 3 years ago I developed a large rock hard bump on the joint, what could it be?

Joint problem?: This could be an unrecognized joint injury or possibly a sign of arthritis. Get checked out by an orthopaedic surgeon. One in your area can be found at www. Aaos. Org. ...Read more

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Dropped hcl on finger and it left a small dark bump on the knuckle. It's not irritating me.  What should I put on it for it to go away?

Dropped hcl on finger and it left a small dark bump on the knuckle. It's not irritating me.  What should I put on it for it to go away?

HCL burn: Flush the finger with water immediately for at least 15 minutes and then seek the attention of a physician to make sure that your digit is safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and they would appear and disappear. They're also always in the same spot (my knuckles) what is it?

I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and they would appear and disappear. They're also always in the same spot (my knuckles) what is it?

Contact dermatitis: Red itchy bumps are often caused by an allergic reaction, such as insect bites or contact with chemicals/substances as in contact dermatitis.

Another condition is dyshydrotic eczema which presents commonly with small fluid filled blisters. Cause is unknown but may be related to allergies or stress.

Rare autoimmune diseases such as granuloma annulare may also present similarly. ...Read more

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Itchy red bump on end knuckle then a permanent knot. Then another formed on the other side of the same knuckle. No pain but a little stiff.?

Itchy red bump on end knuckle then a permanent knot. Then another formed on the other side of the same knuckle. No pain but a little stiff.?

Knuckle Pads: Knuckle pads are benign, asymptomatic, well-circumscribed, smooth, firm, skin-colored papules, nodules, or plaques, located in the skin over the dorsal aspects of the metacarpophalangeal (mcp) and interphalangeal (ip) joints. A history of repetitive trauma related to sports or occupation is often present. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my finger nd I don't know what it is it doesn't hurt but its hard and its on my index finger just about an inch from my knuckles?

I have a bump on my finger nd I don't know what it is it doesn't hurt but its hard and its on my index finger just about an inch from my knuckles?

Other possibilities: Include ganglion of tendon sheath and mucous cyst- ganglion of joint. These fluid filled cysts can arise spontaneously, after trauma, or in association with arthritis of a nearby joint. Even though they are fluid filled, the fluid (mucin) can be very viscous, almost solid. Most resolve without treatment. If bothersome see a hand surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and elbows. They've been there for about 2 months and don t show signs of going away. What can I do about it?

I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and elbows. They've been there for about 2 months and don t show signs of going away. What can I do about it?

Red itchy bumps: If you haven't already, start with avoiding any hard scrubbing or washing with soap on those areas. Use a daily barrier ointment like aquaphor immediately after shower. You can also try a otc steroid ointment for a week or so to see if it improves. Rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose and manage without a picture so make sure you see your doc if not improving. Good luck! ...Read more

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I jammed my finger but never got it checked out now there is a big bump on my joint and its pops when I bent my finger what do I do so its goes away?

I jammed my finger but never got it checked out now there is a big bump on my joint and its pops when I bent my finger what do I do so its goes away?

Hairline Fracture: With a big bump on your joint, it is highly probably that you have a healing hairline fracture. See your physician for an exam, xray, and splint as necessary. ...Read more