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Bumps On Knuckle Joints
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
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
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
What is it? I have red bumps over finger and toe joints, finger/toe tenderness to touch and cold hands. Sometimes knuckles turn purple
Hard bump on the right side of my right thumb between 2 joints, can still move it freely but hurts when I used my hand too much, like when I'm writing?
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What would cause hard small bumps to form near or on the joints of my fingers on the palm side of my hand? They form quickly and are painful.
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?
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?
Hard bump (bone like hardness) on my left pinky finger joint where finger att to hand. Hurts most when I have to grab a ball (ie. Spread my fingers).?
Ganglion cyst: The most likely diagnosis in someone your age is a cyst of the tendona ...Read more
I have a bump on the side of my mouth that is itchy. It also spread to my hand. I'm also achy in all my joints and my hands and feet are swollen.
My left hand index finger has swollen and there is a blueish bump on the middle joint. I have not hit it. I am 35 weeks pregnant. What could it be?
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
I have a perfectly half round bump approx 3/16 inch dia on my index finger knuckle. What might it be?
What can cause little tiny bumps around my knuckles, an outbreak on my elbows and just about everywhere my skin folds?
Bumps: This could be several diseases. You need a skin biopsy to find out the cause of this. Your dermatologist could do this. ...Read more
I get small bumps on the middle and lower knuckles of my hands, I've been getting them for years. Flesh colour, clear pus?
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
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?
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
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?
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
I punched a wall and now have a bump/knot/lump behind my knuckle. It is movable and when I lift my pinky it moves back. What do I need to do?
ER/UC: You need an x-ray and understand that : "the wall ALWAYS WINS". Get examined, evaluated and diagnosed at the ER or UC clinic. ...Read more
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
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
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