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I have a brown stain on my right hand. It seems to become more obvious after a shower and I cannot get rid of it. I have had it for a few months?

I have a brown stain on my right hand. It seems to become more obvious after a shower and I cannot get rid of it. I have had it for a few months?

Stain: Usually stain word is not used for a lesion. Brown stain could be due to ecchymosis (blood vessels). Make sure it is not a pigmented nevus which can be easily removed. If it becomes irregular and large in size, get it removed.

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I have noticed a lump next to the right hand side of my spine, is this anything to worry about? I'm a dancer and I cant even do a backbend anymore

I have noticed a lump next to the right hand side of my spine, is this anything to worry about? I'm a dancer and I cant even do a backbend anymore

Yes: This lump may have many causes. Please see a doctor for an exam. Also the spine may not be moving as needed. This needs to be checked.

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A friend woke up one morning & her right hand & wrist was numb. She can feel her fingertips but cant use her hand for anything it just flops down?

A friend woke up one morning & her right hand & wrist was numb. She can feel her fingertips but cant use her hand for anything it just flops down?

Urgent problem: If your friend is unable to move her hand and there has been no injury, please take her to the emergency room. This is a problem that deserves urgent/emergent attention today. There may be a blood clot that needs emergency attention by a Hand Surgeon. Of course, if there was trauma involved, I would still recommend ER evaluation now. Such events are uncommon, but do occur, go to ER now

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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.

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I had a spinal fusion years ago. Now I have pain and cannot grip with my right hand. I also get right side numbness. Could it be nerve damage?

I had a spinal fusion years ago. Now I have pain and cannot grip with my right hand. I also get right side numbness. Could it be nerve damage?

Grip weakness: If the fusion was done years ago, and everything was ok for a while, there is probable no damage... A new problem could be coming from the levels above- or below the past surgery area, so it would be best to go back to your surgeon, or find a new doctor if the past physician is not available. New images with possibly a ct or MRI might be needed to find the cause; maybe a neurologist needs to help.

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RIGHT HAND RING FINGER. BENT IN TOWARDS PALM CANT STRAIGHTEN AND EXTREME PAIN. WHAT IS IT? BEEN THIS WAY FOR APPROX ONE YEAR AND GETTING WORSE.

RIGHT HAND RING FINGER. BENT IN TOWARDS PALM CANT STRAIGHTEN AND EXTREME PAIN. WHAT IS IT? BEEN THIS WAY FOR APPROX ONE YEAR AND GETTING WORSE.

See hand surgeon: Likely entrapped tendon and could be surgically corrected. The sooner you allow a medical professional to address this, the sooner you'll get relief. Good luck!

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Small bump behind my middle knuckle on my right hand that moves with the tendon when I extend with Mild pain. I condition my hands with a makiwara?

Small bump behind my middle knuckle on my right hand that moves with the tendon when I extend with Mild pain. I condition my hands with a makiwara?

Sounds like: A ganglion cyst. This could have resulted from your use of the karate board!!!! Check it out with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) who may decide to refer you to a Hand Specialist for injection or removal! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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Recently, my right hand's fingers have been randomly getting very red. From my knuckles down, but not on my left hand. Cant explain it better. Sorry..

Recently, my right hand's fingers have been randomly getting very red. From my knuckles down, but not on my left hand. Cant explain it better. Sorry..

Go see your DR: Possibilities include infection, inflammation, blood vessel spasms or inflammation, autoimmune condition etc your dr can give u an accurate dx. Take care.

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Should I be afraid to start methotrexate for my ra? I can't fully close my right hand. I don't want to lose my hair. I was diagnosed 5 months ago.

Should I be afraid to start methotrexate for my ra? I can't fully close my right hand. I don't want to lose my hair. I was diagnosed 5 months ago.

Trust your DR.: Most people don't experience the full side effects of the drug. Once your symptoms improve perhaps your dr can lower the dose. Read our website's tips on ra. Bless u:).

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Sir iam suffering from right hand shoulder dislocation This happened to me 6 times in last 2 year still muscle is weak I cant bear any kind jerks?

Sir iam suffering from right hand shoulder dislocation This happened to me 6 times in last 2 year still muscle is weak I cant bear any kind jerks?

Shoulder dislocation: I can't answer properly because you did not mention whether or not a doctor has examined your shoulder issue. If yes - what did the doctor do and/or say? If no - you must see a specialist for your shoulder. Please let me know how tings go.

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Right hand/wrist in cheer 3weeks ago. My fingers bent and touch my wrist being smashed cant move, in brace 3weeks sharp&burning pain from fingers up?

Right hand/wrist in cheer 3weeks ago. My fingers bent and touch my wrist being smashed cant move, in brace 3weeks sharp&burning pain from fingers up?

Talk to your doctor ASAP: Sounds like you're experiencing neuropathic pain, from your description. So your PCP needs to know, and have this documented, and give you a prescription for something that can treat you effectively.

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I've had really bad pains in my stomach for the past 3 days, my right hand side is hurting also. I cannot sleep because of the pain. Any ideas? Thanks

I've had really bad pains in my stomach for the past 3 days, my right hand side is hurting also. I cannot sleep because of the pain. Any ideas? Thanks

Seek help: If right side abdomen is hurting so bad that you can not seep, please seek urgent medical help to make sure there is no serious problem with appendix or other organs in the abdomen

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Pain burning n tingling in both hands and fingers. Right hand esp. Veins very visible. Cannot lift anything heavy. Fingers painful if I move them?

Pain burning n tingling in both hands and fingers. Right hand esp. Veins very visible. Cannot lift anything heavy. Fingers painful if I move them?

Neuropathy: Possibilities include deficiencies of potassium, calcium or magnesium; arthritis, nerve entrapment like bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. See your Physician who will order the appropriate tests and referral to rheumatologist or neurologist depending on the evaluation.

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After arm wrestling a week back I observed a swelling in my right hand near the gap between ulna and lunate. And I cannot rotate my wrist. Help?

After arm wrestling a week back I observed a swelling in my right hand near the gap between ulna and lunate. And I cannot rotate my wrist. Help?

Wrist Xray: You cannot rotate your wrist because why? Of pain? Or your wrist just doesn't work? You best see an orthopedic or hand specialist to examine the wrist physically and may need an xray or even an MRI to see what is going on. How forceful was the wrestling? How inebriated were you at the time?