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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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:). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more