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Glomus Tumor Finger
No: Glomus tumors arise from glomus bodies, neurovascular regulatory structures found in fingertips and sometimes toes. They often times develop under the nailed. The tumors are benign with extremely rare malignant degeneration. Primary symptom is extreme pain with cold exposure. You should see a hand surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Develop tinnitis: A glomus tumor is a rare benign neoplasm arising from the glomus body found mostly under the nail, fingertip or foot. Histologically, they are made up of an afferent arteriole, and collecting venules. Glomus tumors control the thermoregulatory function of the dermal glomus They produce Pulsatile tinnitus since they occur as the most common lesion of the middle ear. ...Read more
Possibly: glomus tumors under the nail bed are blue appearing lesions caused by blood vessels that when placed under cold water enhance their pain. They can be confused with a traumatic episode to the nail bed where a small hematoma forms. Where the glomus does not usually enlarge, a hematoma does and when of concern can be partially drained by opening a paper clip, heating one end and penetrating the nail ...Read more
I have had a pain in my chest off and on for a few years and i also have carpel tunnel and a glomus tumor. I've had ecg. It was fine. What could it be.?
A lot possibilities : Where is your glomus tumor? In the chest? If not, most likely all three issues are separate and distinct. If your family doc/internist has ruled out heart or lung issues then it could be a rib issue like torsion of a rib or costrochondritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My finger is very very big due to 2 tumors on it and my finger with skin beside it hurts me much, what should i do?
Removal: See your doctor about removal. LGet a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible for a "fibroma of the tendon sheath" (tumor) on my pinky finger to not grow at all for my whole life?
Yes: Definitely possible for it not to grow for the rest of your life. But not to lose too much sleep over that annoying fibroma because if it did grow more than to your liking or somehow interfered with your function a good hand surgeon will come to your rescue. Just remember, that little fibroma has feelings too! lol. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be possible to feel an intestinal tumor by palpation? Would it feel long and skinny (length and width of a finger)?
Is it possible for a "fibroma of the tendon sheath"( tumor) on my pinky finger to not grow at all? . It has not grown in 3 years?
Is it possible for a "fibroma of the tendon sheath" (tumor) on my pinky finger to not grow at all? I had it for 3 years and see no signs of growth.
Yes and no: A tumor by definition is just an abnormal growth so yes it is a tumor. It is most likely a cyst or other benign (read non cancer) tumor of your finger. You should have this seen by your doctor to determin what it is and if anything needs to be done for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to feel a brain tumor with your fingers? I just found out that I have a small lump in my scalp and worry...
Head Lump: Thats very unlikely. However, nothing in medicine is impossible. Most likely you are feeling a scalp lesion that is localized in the skin. If it is immobile then it may be attached to the bone and in that case you may need further workup. Please consult a physician who can examine you. Thank you. ...Read more
One of my foot's finger (middle, left feet)... Has a brown/dark lines vertically (becomes lighter lately), is it caused by fracture? Or tumor/cancer?
My right hand muscle has disappeared. There is a huge gap between my thumb and index finger. My arm is also shrinking. Can it be a spinal tumor?
Unlikely: A red and white bump on your finger could be many things. It's very rare to have a tumor in this location. Without a picture and more information, i can't tell you what it might be. If it hurts, infection is a possibility. Other common causes: cysts, warts, gout, nodules related to arthritis, embedded splinter, blood blister, insect bite, herpes. ...Read more
Are there any skin tumours which come up very quickly (within days) and spread to lymph nodes? Have a lump on finger not responding to antibiotics.
Viral associated: Many disorders have organisms that lead to malignant transformation. When hepatitits C causes cirrhosis one finds hepatomas developing. Gastric inflammation with helicobacter pylori lead to gastric and distal esophageal carcinomas. Aids immunodeficiency is associated with herpes 8 leading to cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma and inflammatory bowel disease has a high association with colon cancer. ...Read more