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Lump On My Thumb Knuckle
I have a lump size of a pea on my left thumb knuckle, it's really painful and I have no idea where it has come from. It's first time I've had this.
Ganglion cyst: On knuckle where tendon bent over a joint - is common area where cyst in tendon sheet (protective layer of tendon) may develop. Either form repetitive motion (as texting...) try cold compress, avoid overuse. Do not push on it. If no better in few weeks to if red and painful - see doctor. ...Read more
Have a lump below knuckle right thumb the size of a large pea. Doesn't hurt and is white under skin. Gives a bit when pushed. Have a pic. What is it?
Thumb car door 4/52 ago swollen painful 4 1 day. Thumb knuckle hard lump on it now painful if hit and cramp like pain if bent too muchwhat shud I do?
Get yourself seen --:
By your gp or an ortho doc so x rays could be done to DX the problem.
You could have a fracture or ligament/tendon disruption, and in all these situations you need to be treated, as otherwise you might develop long term problems.
Good luck. ...Read more
The top knuckle on my right thumb is swollen and painful. There is a bb sized lump on the left side of the knuckle. I can't bend my thumb. This seems to happen when I am doing carpentry and using my hand
Osteoarthritis.: The lump you describe is probably a node which commonly occurs at the joints of the hand digits as a result of osteoarthritis. If it occurs at the joint adjacent to the fingernail, it's called a heberden's node; if it involves the middle joint, it's termed a bouchard's node; the one you have has not been given an eponym. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Fall onto hand, swollen thumb and palm area, is it a broken scaphoid, have broke same scaphoid twice before the 2nd time never got it checked out?
X-ray: A simple x-ray of the scaphoid should answer your question... With a follow up one week later if negative to rule out an occult fracture. ...Read more
Hand caught between door jam and dog leash. Pulled hard. Now swollen thumb, cold and tingly, but I can move it. Very bruised. Broke?
No guesses: I am sorry, but unless you have an x-ray there can be no diagnosis. ...Read more
Fall onto hand, swollen thumb and palm, have I broke my scaphoid it hurts to grip and prod the bottom of the thumb, have broke scaphoid twice before?
Scaphoid fracture: I would be very suspicious of a scaphoid fracture. An xray is imperative. ...Read more
I have a swollen thumb and twinges all the way through my hand wrist and arm and I haven't hurt it! I think I may have damaged the blood vessel?
I have a swollen thumb and twinges all the way through my hand wrist and arm and I have hurt it! I think I may have damaged the blood vessel as well?
See a doctor: You need X ray and a physician evaluation please go and see a doctor ...Read more
I have a lump on my thumb joint and swelling. Using my hand causes shooting pain in the thumb. Xray normal. Test to determine cause? Type of dr?
Hand surgeon: Plastic or ortho. Probably need only exam then surgry. ...Read more
I have an dime size lump on top of my hand were the warist ends and thumb starts, don't hurt or isn't painful but its there. I think I'm getting anothe?
Ganglion cyst: This sounds like a ganglion cyst. Your doctor could examine it and tell you for sure. Ganglion cysts occur at joint spaces where a bit of the synovial fluid that cushions the joint pops out and causes a cyst. They are benign and usually go away on their own. If it bothers you or you are concerned see your doctor. ...Read more
I shut my hand in a heavy set door about 2 months ago I have now have noticed a lump just across from my thumb it is hard to touch and gets painful?
It might be: A healing fracture, when it forms a callous. But it could be something else, such as tumor. Show it to orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Depends: Most likely a ganglion which is benign. It can be observed unless it causes pain. Then see a specialist in hand. ...Read more
There's this abnormal lump on my hand right beside the last bone in my thumb and it's painful to the touch. What could this be?
I have a lump on the side of my left hand, just where your thumb starts on my left hand. It's been there for over 2 months, and causes severe pain?
Cyst most likely: You are describing something that is similar to a "ganglion cyst". This is an out pouching of the lining of the joint of your wrist. These occur frequently. Often they go away on their own. Often they have no symptoms, but can have pain and discomfort. Usually observed but can be injected with a steroid and if complicated, they are surgically removed. Questions? See your pcp or hand surgeon. ...Read more
Aprox 3wks back of rhs hand=constant numbness with moderate pain. Have a soft med size lump btwen thumb/index fingr closer 2wrist. Past wk pain>tia
CTS / Ganglion cyst: Without more information (which fingers are most affected-exact location and texture of the lump) i'm giving you the most common cause. Irritation and swelling of the median nerve usually causes parasthesias in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and 1/2 the ring finger (depending on anatomic varients) ganglion cysts initially come and go with pressure leading to bulging of fluid. ...Read more
1 month after hand tendon repair a non mobile lump very painful appeared on the incision at the side of the wrist/base of the thumb?
I have a small lump on my left hand in between my thumb and first finger near my wrist it has a blue/black colour to it. What is it please?
Ganglion?: Most likely a ganglion cyst arising from the wrist joint or a tendon sheath. Could also be a thrombosed vein based on your description you should seek out an examination ...Read more
A very hard small bead-size lump on right wrist under thumb. Appeared over night. Slight pain. Have been moving the hand a lot. What could it be?
Small hard lumps on: The tendon sheath or retinaculum often represent samll cystic structres such as ganglions but occassional on ewill see an ostephyte (small bone burr near a joint) or sofdt tissue calcification causing the same "feel" cystic lesion of the extensor retinaculum or the flexor tendon sheath are often associated with thendon irriation and inflammaiton but may or not be causally related. ...Read more
I've no feeling in thumb for 4 months, can feel lump like thing on nerve at base of the thumb. When touched tingles Xrays, mri and nerve conductivity test all clear. Any ideas of what to do next. As a left hander it is affecting me everyday as it's the hand
See hand surgeon: How aggravating! See a hand surgeon who can evaluate the lump and numbness. If you have already, see a neurologist. If you've seen both, time for second or even a third opinion! ...Read more
I jave a bmp large cyst lump that is painful and tingles when I use my hand located between thumb and first finger in the web space of my hand.
You need: To show this to a specialist, hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon. It could be tumor. ...Read more
I had pain in all my legs when walking or even sleeping it lasted for 3 days and I have a lump in my hand between the forefinger and thumb it grow up?
Muskulo/skeletal versus vascular. Lump? Synovial versus lipoma or granulomatous causes.
Need a Dr. ...Read more
I have legs pain when walking, sitting or even sleeping it lasted for 3 days and a lump in my hand that has grow up, between forefinger and thumb?
Leg pain lump hand: There are many things that could do this. Some may be specific to Tangier that most of us here have never seen. Please show this to a Dr in your area for help. ...Read more
There a ball bearing size bump in my thumb knuckle where I hit it a month back. I repeatedly hit my thumb and now it hurts when pressed..
Lump thumb: Could be several things. Maybe you broke it and what you feel is the bone callous forming at the break site. Could be a traumatic ganglion cyst at the joint. Could be a traumatic tendon sheath cyst. Could be several other things. Bottom line you need to see healthcare provider and have this checked out. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
Painful bubble like bump on my knuckle, I just got another one on my thumb. Are they warts? Do warts show up randomly? I've never had them till now.
Ganglion cysts: Warts are not usually painful though they may appear spontaneously seemingly. More likely would be a small cystic fluid collection related to the joints and tendons in this area. These are common, may be painful, and may also wax and wane a bit over time. ...Read more
A month ago I cut the top of thumb on a tin can, on the knuckle. Kept antibiotic ointment on it. It healed nice. It has a red bump on top. Hurts some.
Cut hand: Maybe pain from scar tissue which should get better over time ...Read more
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