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Painful lump on bone under skin on finger joint?

Painful lump on bone under skin on finger joint?

Ganglion: This sounds like a ganglion cyst also known as a retinacular cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that comes from the tendons that bend down the fingers. To confirm the diagnosis i would recommend trying to remove the fluid with a needle. These usually go away, sometimes they require surgery to remove. ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Lump on thumb bone?

Lump on thumb bone?

Physical Examination: A lump on the thumb bone is impossible to diagnose without the key component of any diagnosis: the physical examination. Contact your primary care physician today and get the lump examined. Your doctor will also take a medical history to gain additional information. Additional studies may be ordered, but there is no substitute for the physical examination. ...Read more

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Hard lump under skin on arm cancer?

Hard lump under skin on arm cancer?

Lump: A hard lump felt under the skin may be caused by a number of conditions including but not limited to epidermal inclusion cyst , lipoma , dermatofibroma, or cancerous growth. See a dermatologist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Small tender lump under skin on top of right hand?

Small tender lump under skin on top of right hand?

Benign vs malignant: Might be a ganglionic cyst or a skin cancer or other tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. See your doctor for proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sore on side of thumb under nail?

Sore on side of thumb under nail?

Sore under nail: Often lesions under fingernails are viral warts, but other conditions can cause persistent lesions under nails, including trauma, bone changes and some skin cancers. If the sore is persistent, it needs to be looked at by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Lump on eyebrow swollen around?

Lump on eyebrow swollen around?

Infection?: This could be an infection. If it's red and painful see a doctor soon. You don't want this to spread into the orbit of the eye. Orbital cellulitis is an acute infection of the tissues immediately surrounding the eye, including the eyelids, eyebrow, and cheek. ...Read more

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Hard lump on right side of penis under the skin.

Hard lump on right side of penis under the skin.

Need to examine: It is likely to be a sebaceous cyst, but you should see your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is line on my sons finger nail cancer?

Probably not: Nail cancer is very unusual. Is the line on all of the nails? If such is the case and depending on the appearance, it may suggest a metabolic abnormality. At any rate, if it is a concern, its best to have it examined by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Lump on left arm. Hurts a bit?

Lump on left arm. Hurts a bit?

Get it looked at: There are many things this could be. It depends on the history of how it started, how long has it been there, are there skin changes and exactly where is it. A quick visit with a md can likley give you the answer. ...Read more

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My big toe nail on my left foot has black spots on it.

My big toe nail on my left foot has black spots on it.

This would need to : Be checked out to determine if it is blood, fungus, maybe a wart or worse a melanoma....usually it is blood, or even sock lint but the others should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Painless little lump on my tounge?

Painless little lump on my tounge?

Benign lesion: This found be one of many lesions , fibroma being most common. Get an excisional biopsy to confirm and remove. ...Read more

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Sore knot or lump underneath skin on top of the forearm?

Sore knot or lump underneath skin on top of the forearm?

Abscess vs cyst vs ?: Lipoma is benign lump of soft tissue under skin that doesn't hurt. Cyst is a collection of fluid or oil that shouldn't hurt unless it gets infected. Abscess is a collection of pus that can be quite painful. Hair follicle could get infected & swollen. Best to go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Lump under my skin on my arm painless piliar cyst?

Lump under my skin on my arm painless piliar cyst?

Possibly: There are three things that this could be, a cyst, lipoma or a lymph node. I would see a doctor to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hard lump on right side of penis under the skin at base?

Recommend u see: urologist or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Lump on fore head under skin is it a spot?

Lump on fore head under skin is it a spot?

Many possibilities: Some causes of “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pea sized lump on palm of hand after fingertip injury?

Pea sized lump on palm of hand after fingertip injury?

Most not related.: I can;t think of any reason that a fingr tip injury would cause a lump in the palm. Lumps, bumps and masses are very common in the palm and hand. You should probably see a hand surgeon for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hard painful lump on my toe?

Hard painful lump on my toe?

See a doctor: You need to be examined to determine if it is tissue or bone. ...Read more

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Lump on my sternum?

Lump on my sternum?

Lipoma or cyst: Most lumps over the sternum are benign lipomas or cysts such as sebaceous cysts. You should see our physician to get an opinion as to whether or not it should be removed. ...Read more