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Doctor insights on: Little Nodules Showing Up In Fingers

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What is a small nodule by the tip of the first joint on the finger?

What is a small nodule by the tip of the first joint on the finger?

Finger cyst: That can be a small cyst either along the tendon sheath, a tendon sheath cyst, or one that originates from the joint itself, a ganglion cyst. Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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I have small, skin covered, painless, nodules on several of the first joint (closest to the fingetnail) of my fingers. What concerns should I have?

I have small, skin covered, painless, nodules on several of the first joint (closest to the fingetnail) of my fingers. What concerns should I have?

Heberden's nodes.: Bony bumps on the finger joint closest to the fingernail are called heberden's nodes. Bony bumps on the middle joint of the finger are known as bouchard's nodes.

Bony bumps are also common at the base of the thumb. Read more

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Hx of melanoma. New small bump @ base of 2nd finger, palm side. Maybe benign tendon nodule. What kind of specialist should I see to be sure, and when?

Hx of melanoma. New small bump @ base of 2nd finger, palm side. Maybe benign tendon nodule. What kind of specialist should I see to be sure, and when?

Probably ganglion: Known that melanoma can metastasize to every organ and site in the body. Those lesions that metastasize usually Breslows 1.5-2mm in thickness and were at high risk with nodularity and ra needle aspirate will indicate if lesion cystic or solid at which time path report needed Read more

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Cause one-sided swelling from cheek to finger tips? (same side as swollen cervical lymph nodes (normal WBC count) and small (1 cm) thyroid nodule?)

Cause one-sided swelling from cheek to finger tips? (same side as swollen cervical lymph nodes (normal WBC count) and small (1 cm) thyroid nodule?)

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, taking more history and may be performing some tests. You obviously have seen a doctor as you have had lab tests. It would be prudent to see him/her if you have not done so recently. Read more

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Nodules on top of finger joints, what could this be?

Peri: Chondral cysts, or rheumatoid nodules, or oa, or reticular histiocytosis. Among others. Read more

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Does methotrexate cause nodules on fingers?

Does methotrexate cause nodules on fingers?

Nodules: Methotrexate can cause nodules. The correct term is Methotrexate induced accelerated nodules or mian. It is a rare but typically benign side effect. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Good luck! Read more

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Herbedens nodule for 10 years on index finger all of a sudden hurts all the time what can be done?

Herbedens nodule for 10 years on index finger all of a sudden hurts all the time what can be done?

Steroid injection!: Many so-called Heberden's nodes are secretly psoriatic arthritis. However, regardless of this ponit, Dr. Howell showed the benefits of injecting Heberden's nodes (former Chief of Rheumatology at the University of Miami), showed the You should also be on a NSAID under doctor supervision! Read more

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I have oa which is very painful in my fingers with heberdens nodules. I cannot grip even light weights anymore. What kind of resistance ex. Should I do?

I have oa which is very painful in my fingers with heberdens nodules. I cannot grip even light weights anymore. What kind of resistance ex. Should I do?

Arthritis: Arthritis in some form is a common cause and OA is the most common. The bumps on the distal joints near the nails are called heberden's nodes and the ones near the pip or middle joints, bouchard's nodes. Warm water helps to ease stiffness, and full gentle ROM is better than resistance. Cold is good AFTER activity if there is pain. Daily FULL gentle ROM, a good goal, decreased pain gives strength Read more

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I have had two nodules in my palm, under my ring and middle finger for about two years. I also have a pit above one of the nodes. Recently I started t?

I have had two nodules in my palm, under my ring and middle finger for about two years. I also have a pit above one of the nodes. Recently I started t?

Palm knots: These may be very early signs of Dupuytren's contractures caused by progressively increasing thickening of some tendons. A hand surgeon is best qualified to evaluate, advise you and treat advanced contractures. Read more

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Poor oral hygiene, multiple neck nodules on both sides and firm three fingers enlarged liver. Could I have hydatid disease?

Poor oral hygiene, multiple neck nodules on both sides and firm three fingers enlarged liver. Could I have hydatid disease?

Do you have a dog?: Tapeworm usually affects dogs, but can bee transferred to humans. Rare. More probably due to infected teeth and/or gums. This can't wait. Make immediate appointments with both your Physician and your Dentist for screening examinations. Please put the computer down and call now. Read more

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I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?

I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?

Arthritis: There are many causes of arthritis. It sounds like you have had some medical care for this before. I would recommend seeing your physician or rheumatologist for more information. Read more

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My sister had a uppper rt lung lobectomy last year. ..Has non small cell adeonocarcinoma....Ct scans and pet scans every 3 months...Past 2 recent CT scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly

My sister had a uppper rt lung lobectomy last year. ..Has non small cell adeonocarcinoma....Ct scans and pet scans every 3 months...Past 2 recent CT scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly

Could be recurrence: This needs to be worked up - it could be recurrent cancer, or possibly reactive, especially if radiation therapy was performed.

See the oncologist and ask for specifics about this finding.

Was the pet scan positive in the same area? If so, that raises the concern, but it still could be reactive. Read more

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Small white bumps on fingers?

Sounds like: Neurodermatitis, especially if you have little blister like eruptions before white bumps appear. Dry your hands completely after every handwashing, apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream at bedtime, and wear gloves to bed. If this doesn't do it, it is dermatologist time. Read more