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I have a knot on my wrist. Could this be something serious?

I have a knot on my wrist. Could this be something serious?

Yes but....: It is usually something benign like a ganglion cyst. You should have your doctor or a hand doctor evaluate it to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a bruise in my left wrist by my thumb that won't go away. Could this be something serious?

I have a bruise in my left wrist by my thumb that won't go away. Could this be something serious?

Possibly: A bruise anywhere that doesn't get better with time should raise suspicion for something more sinister than a simple bruise. Although it might be nothing more than something simple like de quervain's tenosynovitis, see a hand specialists for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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My tendon is popped over my wrist bone and causing pain and numbness. Is this something serious?

My tendon is popped over my wrist bone and causing pain and numbness. Is this something serious?

It can be: Sometimes the prominence of the tendon over the wrist is normal and is not dangerous. Other times if the tendon is snapping over the bone especially after an injury on someone with arthritis this can lead to tendon problems. Evaluation by hand surgeon will help make a diagnosis and determine the treatment. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist, now its swollen, painful from my fingers to my elbow and cracks when I move it. Something serious?

I hurt my wrist, now its swollen, painful from my fingers to my elbow and cracks when I move it. Something serious?

Seek medical care!!!: Lack of treatment could result in nerve, tendon, muscle or bone injury with permanent consequences such as pain, numbness, deformity, weakness, loss of function. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I have a big knot on my wrist?

I have a big knot on my wrist?

Painful or pain-free: Pain-free knot on wrist could be ganglion cyst or some other benign structure. Painful knot on wrist suggests fracture or infection. Regardless, go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I was shooting harion in my wrist and missed now I have a big painful knot on my wrist?

I was shooting harion in my wrist and missed now I have a big painful knot on my wrist?

Go to an ER : There are a couple of concerns based on your description. First, you could have injured one of the blood vessels in your wrist, leading to either bleeding under the skin, or an aneurysm. Second, you could have a 'shooters access' which is a collection of pus under the skin. Either way, you should get checked out sooner rather than later. No judgements! ...Read more

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What is the difference between a spur and a cyst when related to abnormal bone knot/growth on thumb side of wrist? I have smooth knot on my wrist.

What is the difference between a spur and a cyst when related to abnormal bone knot/growth on thumb side of wrist? I have smooth knot on my wrist.

Spur/cyst: A spur is an overgrowth of bone and is often part of aging. A cyst is an area where there is no bone or a deficiency of bone . It is often something you are born with. Cysts can also form along the tendons in your wrist. I hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more