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I Have A Knot On My Wrist Could This Be Something Serious
When i bend my wrist in any direction, i feel a pain as though I have a bruise, but i don't. Could this be 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Depends: This may be raynaud's phenomenon, which is a blood vessel spasm. It is classically triggered by cold. Treatments vary from medication to surgery. It may also be related to autoimmune diseases. Best to get evaluated by a physician for a full history and physical. Make note of what seems to trigger this. If it doesn't resolve quickly, you may need an er visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blotchy red hands that itch swell and burn it's only on one part of my hand close to my thumb but on both hands could this be something serious?
I have frequent numbness in my fingertips (most severe in pinky of right hand). Is this the sign of something serious or is it just due to cold?
Numbness: This symptom may be due to a nerve impingement in the wrist by thickened ligaments( caused by prolonged computer usage). Another possibility is vasospasm upon cold exposure as seen in Raynaud's syndrome. If associated tingling occurs, deficiencies of calcium,magnesium and potassium are possibilities. See your physician or a hand surgeon for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
Recently had a possible seizure and I am now having trouble unclenching my left hand. Is this something serious or will it go away.
My mom hit her hand on something hard while trying to show me something, & now there is a big swollen knot on her middle finger. Is this serious?
Probably not.: As long as she can bend and straighten her finger fully without severe pain, it is probably just a bruise. Ice it at least 3-4 times a day. ...Read more
I have excessive earwax@all times and like a pink strip on the top of my hand nails I'm really scared that it is something serious like liver disease?
I've been experiencing small muscle twitching on the right side of my body. Under my eye, my calf, my hand and my fingers. Is this something serious?
Most likely nothing: But pay attention to see if there are any other symptoms. This could be early signs of serious things like ms, but you are mostly likely too young to see this. More than likely it is dehydration and a magnesium deficiency. Try hydrating well, take some over the counter, low dose magnesium and see if these subside. If not, ask your primary care doc. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Ever since i had an IV put in the back of my hand i've had these bumps or knots in my veins. Can this be a serious problem?
Very common: I'm an inpatient doctor and see this often. This should go away in days. Sometimes this is from inflammation of the skin or veins because the IV irrigated it. The may even me a very small clot in the veins. You can put a warm wet towel over the area for 15 min every hour to help. It should improve. If not after a few days or if getting worse, then get it checked out. ...Read more
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
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.
I have a knot on my wrist that use to come and go without any pain but now I have throbbing burning pain in 2 fingers. Are they related?
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