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Little Nodules Showing Up In Fingers
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?
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
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
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
Peri: Chondral cysts, or rheumatoid nodules, or oa, or reticular histiocytosis. Among others. ...Read more
I have a nodule on my finger with a spot in the middle that sometimes looks scaly or dark. Concern?
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
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
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
I put my finger in my ear and I felt like a tiny nodule inside the ear. It has been there for a year. Should I be concerned?
Very unlikely: Anything serious but you should have it examined. ...Read more
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
Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?
Dupuytren's: Consider seeing a hand surgeon for a non-invasive treatment with na or xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). ...Read more
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?
Recently diagnosed with OA-joint pain, swelling, finger nodules. This week sleepless-pain, numb above wrist to fingertips. Fell Mon. Go 2 dr or normal?
Go 2 dr: The history of a fall with the significant change in the intensity of the pain as well as swelling causing numbness make a fracture likely. See a doc timely as a delay may affect long term range of motion and overall function of the wrist and hand. ...Read more
I burned my middle finger and thumb trying to take a hot light out of my lamp and my thumb has just a tiny little blister showing up. What should I do?
Cold water`: Kepp it clean. Watch for any signs of infection and have your doctor check it. ...Read more
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
I have had what I thought was a pile from my anus for about 2/3 years. It’s started of small but now is larger than he tip of my index finger.
Quick exam: Sounds like it could be a hemorrhoid, but you need to see a doctor in-person to get a formal diagnosis. Those are easily treated if they're painful or bothering you. You can avoid hemorrhoids by eating plenty of fiber - lots of fresh leafy vegetables and fresh fruits in your diet. Hope this helps ...Read more
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
Many possibilities: Some causes of “raised bumps” may include soft tissue masses, infection, ganglions, fibromas, inflamed lymph nodes, and cysts. Have the area evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more
Not sure: Its not clear to me what "balls of water" mean. Some skin issues of the hands, like dyshydrotic eczema, present with fluid filled blisters. This could very well be the issue at "hand" but I can't be sure without more details and/or pictures. If you are really worried please seek help from your primary care provider. ...Read more
Rash: It is almost impossible for us here on health tap to tell what the rash is because we can't see it. Your best bet is to go to the doctor and get specific treatment for this rash. ...Read more
Bleeding: ? long nails? Overly forceful?Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible: Any opened area on the skin can become infected with mrsa. ...Read more
Depends: It is not possible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesions. I trust that is what your doctor will do and make the right choice. ...Read more