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Dr. Charles Davant
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I have a lump on my left wrist. What could it be?

I have a lump on my left wrist. What could it be?

Ganglion: Odds are it's a harmless cyst called a ganglion. Your doctor can probably tell at a glance. Thanks for not asking how to make it go away. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. James Bicos
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I have a small pea size lump on my left collar bone, it moves & is painful also large lump on left wrist both appeared at same time. What are these?

I have a small pea size lump on my left collar bone, it moves & is painful also large lump on left wrist both appeared at same time. What are these?

Ganglion cysts: Most likely they are ganglion cysts. It is pretty common to get one at your wrist. As far as collar bone goes, it depends on where it is located. If it is more towards your shoulder at the ac joint then it is more likely to be a small ganglion. Because the rest of the collarbone does not have any joints in it, it would be more rare for it to come up there. I would have it checked out by ortho. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Marc Goldhagen
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Hello I have had a hard lump appear almost overnight on my left wrist, I joined a gym on Sunday and used light weights could this be why?

Hello I have had a hard lump appear almost overnight on my left wrist, I joined a gym on Sunday and used light weights could this be why?

Ganglion Cyst: Most likely it is a cyst which is caused by excessive fluid from your wrist pushing out against the joint capsule. The cause of fluid is repeated movements of the wrist bones causing irritation. This should improve with rest but will reoccur with increased activity. Only way to completely get rid of it is to have surgery. If it doesn't hurt leave it alone if it bothers you see a ortho surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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Lump on right side of left wrist. A hard almost pointy feeling bump under the skin. small, pea sized, not visible. what could this be? Only on one wrist

Lump on right side of left wrist. A hard almost pointy feeling bump under the skin. small, pea sized, not visible. what could this be? Only on one wrist

Ganglion cyst?: Sometimes a ganglion cyst starts out like that. These are benign and only need removal if they are really bothering you. If it grows or causes pain, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Sore left wrist on left side slight lump..Done noting strenuous hurts on lifting/bending?

Sore left wrist on left side slight lump..Done noting strenuous hurts on lifting/bending?

Probable ganglion: Wrist pain with a bump without trauma is most likely a ganglion which is a cyst from the joint that gets increased pressure with exercise. You should see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Tezza
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I have a small lump about the size of a grain of rice on the side of my left wrist beneath my thumb. Its not visible, can be moved a little, and hurts?

I have a small lump about the size of a grain of rice on the side of my left wrist beneath my thumb. Its not visible, can be moved a little, and hurts?

Possibilities: One common condition that causes lumps on the wrist are ganglion cysts. These are formed by the fluid in your joints, synovial fluid, that normally lubricates the joints but have leaked out forming a small cyst in the nearby soft tissue. They are almost always harmless but can be treated if they become large and painful. ...Read more

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Dr. William Coutts ii
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Small lump left side of left wrist. It doesn't hurt but is hard. Is it a blood clot? ? Help!

Ganglion cyst: You most likely have a ganglion cyst. it is nothing bad, but may continue to get bigger. Go to your family doctor or an orthopedic surgeon to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Collins
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I have been having pain in my right side of my forehead, a lump has recently formed on the right side of my left wrist & now my arm is getting pain?

Various pains: Hard to tell if these pains are related. The lump could be what we call a ganglion cyst, and it can cause pain. You will need to see a doctor to be sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. David Trettin
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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Bursitis or lumps in both elbows, left wrist and a heel spur lump. What can I do regarding this?

Bursitis or lumps in both elbows,  left wrist and a heel spur lump. What can I do regarding this?

See MD: Olecranon bursitis of the elbows is common and often asymptomatic.Wrist '. Bump' most often is a ganglion. "pump bumps" of the heel are related to exostoses beneath the achilles' tendon .These are not the same 'bumps'. See an ors for definitive diagnosis and treatment .Gl! ...Read more

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