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I have a small white dot on the pad of my thumb and the surrounding area is red. It's tender to the touch. Spot is about 1mm in diameter ?

I have a small white dot on the pad of my thumb and the surrounding area is red. It's tender to the touch. Spot is about 1mm in diameter ?

Sounds like a bite: or early infection from a puncture. You should be seen. Meanwhile, soak in warm water to bring blood supply in case it is getting infected. ...Read more

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Does tendonitis around the thumb cause the elbow to become tender?

Does tendonitis around the thumb cause the elbow to become tender?

Yes it can: Thumb tendinitis ( de Quercains's) can cause pain in the elbow as the tendon(s) that are irritated arise from the elbow( lateral epicondyle) on the 'outside' of the elbow( or tenderness).Very common.See your orthopedic surgeon for examination. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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My thumb was painful for the last couple weeks and now it feels wet but it is not and is tender. What could be the problem?

My thumb was painful for the last couple weeks and now it feels wet but it is not and is tender. What could be the problem?

Neuropathy: This is classic for a neurological problem with the thumb. You need to have it checked out by a doctor. Anything beyond that statement would be conjecture. Call your MD today. If you develop any new neurological symptoms elsewhere like weakness, vision issues, speech impairment or disorientation it's time for 911 and an emergency evaluation. Is this your dominant hand? That makes this more urgent ...Read more

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My thumb is swollen and tender at the base of my cuticle, under the skin. What could this be?

My thumb is swollen and tender at the base of my cuticle, under the skin. What could this be?

Could be infection: This sounds like an infection, especially if you pick at your cuticles, have dry, cracked skin, or chew your nails (but even if you don't infection can occur). See your doctor promptly and have this treated (may need drainage and antibiotics). ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my right thumb. It's very tender to the touch. I can feel a numb on my bone. What could this be?

I'm having pain in my right thumb. It's very tender to the touch. I can feel a numb on my bone. What could this be?

Multiple possibiliti: there are many things that cause a painful that is sore to touch with numbness. This could be anything from an infection, trauma that caused a fracture or even nerve irritation. You should have this evaluated. . ...Read more