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Should I be concerned about feeling a strong pulse at the base of my skull on only one side? I feel the pulse in a lump in the occipital area.

Should I be concerned about feeling a strong pulse at the base of my skull on only one side? I feel the pulse in a lump in the occipital area.

Pulsatile mass: A pulsatile lump could represent a blood vessel that is prominent or malformed. Unless there are other symptoms, or it is getting bigger, this would not usually be an emergency, but it would be good to get it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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I can feel a strong pulse on left side abdomen with a small lump. Occasionaly there is a sharp pain. Only notice this after I gave birth 11 months ago?

I can feel a strong pulse on left side abdomen with a small lump. Occasionaly there is a sharp pain. Only notice this after I gave birth 11 months ago?

You may need to make: Sure that you are not pregnant with another child first. Are you having steady regular menstrual periods? If so, then your "lump" may need further evaluation with Xrays and such. I would do pregnancy tests if you have not had periods, then see your healthcare provider for further help. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I feel a strong pulse, mostly in hand and leg? What is it? Is it normal?

I feel a strong pulse, mostly in hand and leg? What is it? Is it normal?

Maybe: Feeling strong pulse in the leg and hand is not necessarily abnormal. If your pulse is not regular or too fast, that's a different story. ...Read more

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My pulse is stronger in my left hand/arm, what could cause this?

My pulse is stronger in my left hand/arm, what could cause this?

Get BP checked by MD: If your pulse volume is different in both arms, it could be concerning. Get checked by md both pulse and bp. Typically concerns are blockages in the arm where pulse is weaker, aortic dissection, cervical rib compressing on blood vessel. Masses compressing on blood vessel etc.. ...Read more

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Lump on inside of wrist near vein. Size of pea sticking out. Small, non visible lump on vein near other lump. Pain, burning, numbness in the same arm.

More context: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them; generally the context matters a great deal. Recent trauma including intravenous injection illegal or otherwise changes possibilities drastically. Ganglion cyst comes to mind otherwise (a cyst in the covering of a nerve like a blister from wear and tear) associated with nerve irritaiton. ...Read more

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Weak pulse in wrist also low?

Weak pulse in wrist also low?

Not necessarily: Wrist pulses may or may not correlate with blood pressure. How a pulse feels to the fingers is affected by many factors. Blood pressure is more accurately measured on the upper arm. Wrist BP monitors are helpful but they really need to be verified with more accurate means. ...Read more

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I can see the pulse in my wrist is this normal?

I can see the pulse in my wrist is this normal?

Yes: If you are skinny yes it is normal

if you are not still normal unless you are having some kind of cyst pushing the artery up.
either way it is normal as long as you do not have any symptoms of pain or anything that will make the hand feel abnormal. ...Read more

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There's a lump on wrist causing on off pain, what do I do?

There's a lump on wrist causing on off pain, what do I do?

Have it evaluated: This may be such issues as a ganglion, joint or tendon sheath swelling. Have the wrist evaluated either by a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Lump in my wrist from i.V. What is it?

Lump in my wrist from i.V. What is it?

What was given?: Some times the fluid administered by IV leaks out and may cause a swelling. If it is not painful and is not interfering with the movement, no discoloration or discharge, you may leave it alone and it should resolve. If any of the above is not applicable, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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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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14 year old son has a large painless lump in his wrist?

14 year old son has a large painless lump in his wrist?

Overuse injury: It most likely is a "ganglion cyst" especially if it is located on the top part of your child's wrist. These cyst are not harmful and are often painless. Usually these cysts are caused from overuse - typing, video games, texting, etc. If it grows bigger after limiting the above activities, you should see your pediatrician to verify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Weird swelling in wrist with pain and lump that is squishy?

Weird swelling in wrist with pain and lump that is squishy?

Ganglion cyst: While more info is needed, it sounds like you have a ganglin, or "bible" cyst. These are very common at the wrist. They are small balloons of tissue and fluid from the joint, and tend to get bigger and smaller. Sometimes thy have no other symptom but if they hurt, you at need treatment. That an nclude trying to drain it or inject it. Used to be hit with a bible-but don't try that! ...Read more

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Hit my wrist and now there is a lump on the side of my wrist what could this be?

Recommendation: Possible you have a sprain of your wrist. In this condition you need to put ice on wrist for 20-30 min through the first 12 hours and then to put nsome splint for wrist. You can buy it in any pharmacy. If pain and swelling will be worse you need evaluation with X-ray. Go to ER or urgent clinic. ...Read more

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I have a big lump on each of my wrists, never in my life broke a bone or anything, what are they??

I have a big lump on each of my wrists, never in my life broke a bone or anything, what are they??

Ganglion cyst: Most likely what you are describing is a cyst. Though not commonly bilateral it can happen. Without a picture and an exam it's hard to say but there aren't many other structures in that area that would explain large lumps. ...Read more

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Why do we take our pulse at wrist or neck instead of chest? It seems easier to find the pulse at the chest

Why do we take our pulse at wrist or neck instead of chest? It seems easier to find the pulse at the chest

Pulse: The peripheral pulses are important for judging peripheral perfusion and have higher SVP and lower DBP due to the Hill Effect however pulses are also taken in the neck (carotid), brachial (arm) and legs (femoral, popliteal, dorsalis pedis and posterior tibial). I listen to the heart to evaluate heart sounds s1 and s2 and also the rate and rhythm including any murmurs, rubs, gallops. ...Read more

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Is taking your pulse at the chest going to give you inaccurate readings or a different reading then taking it at wrist?

Is taking your pulse at the chest going to give you inaccurate readings or a different reading then taking it at wrist?

Tough place: The chest is a difficult place to feel the pulse - and probably more so for women (for obvious reasons). The "pulse" of the chest I suppose would be felt at the tip of the heart, or the apical impulse but this can be challenging to assess. The radial pulse on the underside of your wrist is usually much easier palpated. ...Read more

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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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My wrist hurts is swollen and has a lump in it what's wrong?

Ganglion: Most common reason for a lump to develop from the wrist in association with pain is a ganglion cyst. This is a synovial cyst that arises from the wrist joint and can be removed if symptomatic. You should seek the advice of a hand surgeon. ...Read more