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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

My knuckles have hard lumps on them and hurt--could this be arthritus?

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These bony enlargements are likely secondary to osteoarthritis. Simple hand x rays should confirm this diagnosis.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

I see firm movable lumps on arms is symptom of RA. My hands are puffy between 1st 2 knuckles and have these type lumps, same on both hands. Ra?

Hard to say

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Without being able to perform a physical exam and know the results of specific blood tests, it is impossible to say. It is certainly possible. You should seek a rheumatology opinion.
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Skin on my hands = dry over the winter. Now little lumps on my knuckles that itch and when I scratch them open, a clear liquid comes out. What to do?

Hand dermatitis

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It sound as though you have a condition called dyshidrotic dermatitis. It is made worse during dry weather and exacerbated by scratching. be careful to moisturize your hands, you may use vaseline at night and cerave cream in the am. do not over wash and avoid alcohol base hand cleansers. It is likely you will require o potent topical steroid as well, so see a board certified dermatologist in your
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Dr. Toni E. Lin answered:

middle finger knuckle pain when straightened, hard bony lump on knuckle when bent, sometimes warm to the touch. what could this be?

Possibly arthritis

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Common causes for what you're describing could be arthritis or gout. See a hand surgeon who can examine you and get an X-ray to see how to proceed. Good luck!
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Dr. Susanne L. Gee answered:

Painful red bumps on knuckles. Happening on &off for years.What could this be? It doesnt itch, its not dry skin, nor is it hard in nature.

Possibly eczema

Dermatology relies on visual clues more than any other field. Several diagnoses come to mind, but small details in the presentation will define the lesion.
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i have a bump on my finger nd i dont know what it is it doesnt hurt but its hard and its on my index finger just about an inch from my knuckles?

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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.
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Feeling nauseous, coughing, pain behind eyes, headache, tired, occasional pain in the knuckles, little fever, breathing hard. Just a strong flu?

Needs evaluation

It might be a flu, but breathing hard makes me concern that you need to see a doctor to make sure about Pneumonia.
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I punched a hard object and my pinkys knuckle got swollen. I am able to move it all the way down but not all the way up. Possibly a boxers fracture?

Hand fracture in the

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5th metacarpal knuckle or neck is often called a boxer's fracture ( but real boxers know better) pain, swelling decreased motion are all signs that a fracture may be present. An evaluation and xrays are the next step. Most 5th MC neck fractures heal uneventfully but proper care makes it go a lot easier. Treatment specifics depend upon exam and xray finding details,
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Dr. Tariq Niazi answered:

Thumb car door 4/52 ago swollen painful 4 1 day. Thumb knuckle hard lump on it now painful if hit and cramp like pain if bent too muchWhat shud I do?

Get yourself seen --

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by your GP or an Ortho doc so X rays could be done to Dx the problem. You could have a fracture or ligament/tendon disruption, and in all these situations you need to be treated, as otherwise you might develop long term problems. Good Luck.
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Strictly contusion? Got fingers pinned by metal rack and wall while curled. Knuckles very swollen, bruised, pain. Xrays neg. 2 days ago. Bending hard.

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Swelling from a severe contusion to the fingers or hand can persist for up to 4 months. Just because x rays are negative you could have a soft tissue injury particularly to the dorsum of the fingers due to the minimal soft tissue protection. Follow up with hand surgeon.
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