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Cyst On My Hand
Hmm: Can you move it or bend it. Its best to get a full exam of your hand bones, finger and wrist. Hard to deduce much without moving your hand. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Not likely: It is rare for a problem in the finger to cause symptoms in the wrist. Ganglion cysts in the finger are usually due to arthritis in the joints, especially the distal interphalengeal joint (dip or last knuckle). More likely you have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) or cervical radiculopathy (herniated disk in the neck). See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Full tendon repair on my right hand repairing 3 major tendons on top of my hand. I have ball like bumps on my knuckles & pain btwn my thumb&index fing?
Scar tissue?: You may have scar tissue as a result of your tendon repairs. Check in with your surgeon. ...Read more
I have a small mysterious rash on my hand in between my thumb and pointer finger on my right hand. What should I do?
Contact rash?: Seeing a dermatologist is the best way to get an answer but the commonest causes come from allergic/irritant reactions to something being held with a pincer grip, such as plucking plant leaves, especially evening primrose. Topical cortisone creams may provide quick symptom relief. If not, definitely see a physician or mid-level provider. ...Read more
Recently notice my left hand and arm go numb on and off. Now theres a lump on my middle finger on left hand and it's numb?
Ganglion?: Need more info to help sort out why your hand and arm might be going numb. Numbness is caused by a decrease in blood flow to an area, such as when your leg goes to sleep when you sit on it, or it could be a pinched nerve in your neck, rare at your age, or in your arm. A lump the showed yp quickly could be a ganglion, which is a fluid filled cyst. If it is bothersome, get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulne nerve issue: Your symptoms are fairly consistent with ulnar nerve entrapment. It is usually caused by repeated pressure of elbow along the 'funny bone' area where the nerve travels along before it reaches the 4th and 5th fingers. Try wearing a elbow pad with a sleeve especially during sleep to see if it helps. If symptoms get worse, then consult your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I got a ganglion cyst on my right hand palm, just below the base of the middle finger, its not visible but hurts when i press on it, what should I do?
It depends: It really depends on the type and location of the cyst. If it is in the skin, a dermatologist will likely be able to help. Some cysts are deeper down and will require a surgeon, or an orthopedic surgeon to address. Many cysts in children are benign and if not causing a problem, it might not even need to be removed. Start off with a consult with your pediatrician or family doctor. ...Read more
My hand hurts whenever i put pressure on it on my last two fingers right above my nuckle on my fingers are swollen should I get an x ray!?
You should get: Evaluated by a physician who may need an xray as part of the evaluation but just dont just get an x-ray to look for a injury. There are many soft tissue issues such as infection, tenosynovitis, gout, inflammatory disorders that may not show up in an x-ray. So get seen to rule out other non boney causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The ring finger on my left hand and my second toe on my left foot have been extremely sore, is this ra?
Unknown: Rheumatoid arthritis is usually a more symmetrical disease with multiple small joints affected. The more common condition, osteoarthritis, is more typical of your pattern. However, there are other important factors such as a detailed history and a physical examination that are necessary for an accurate diagnosis in your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be a virus: There are viruses that can cause little red bumps or blisters on the hands, elbows, and knees. The rash will usually resolve in 4-6 weeks. You might also have eczema. Either way, you can try some cortisone cream to clear it up. If it persists, see your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have little bumps appearing on my body its 2 on my foot that itch one on my hip and one on my elbow ?
It may be a fungus: try using an antifungal medication to it. ...Read more
Dermatology consult: without a photo I would advise a dermatolgy evaluation. ...Read more