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Lump On Side Of Knuckle
Neck mass: A mass on the neck could be many things without more details. If it is in the skin, it could be a cyst. If it is deeper, it could be associated with the muscles, lymphatics, or vascular structures. Other structures that can develop masses would include the parotid or submandibular glands, as well as the thyroid gland. ...Read more
See your doctor : Lumps and swelling in the neck carry different risks and implications depending on your age. Young people tend to develop swelling from inflammation or congenital abnormalities, while older individuals are at greater risk for tumors-either benign or cancerous. A doctor should assess the swelling, evaluate your risk factors for various diseases and then treat accordingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard bump behind ear only right side. Squishy bump base of neck and side of neck also right side. Squishy bump on bottom of left foot. Worry or no?
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Short: Term may be normal after sinus infection or cold, longer term, growing and hard, you need to see doctor! ...Read more
Nonspecific: Unfortunately this is an extremely nonspecific description. A soft fatty lump may be a simple lipoma, which is benign and does not require treatment. If you have had prior fracture of the collar bone, you may be feeling a bony callus or a residual deformity from the fracture. If the lump is tender or has unusual coloration or has been rapidly changing in size, then you need evaluation. ...Read more
Most likely its the: Ends of a broken bone which probably are angulated at the break site or if the injury is 4-6 weeks old, it might be the healing bony tissue. The tendon will probably not cause a bump, unless its torn with rolled edges on it and that'll be either on the front or back of the knuckle, and not on its sides. ...Read more
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
Hard somewhat tender lump on side of knuckle. Dr tried to aspirate but nothing came out. nothing showed on xray. Awaiting MRI results. cause?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small pea sized lump on palm side of index finger, first knuckle. Hurts to push on, but not to touch. What could this be?
I hit my hand hard a few weeks ago. I have a sunken knuckle and a hard lump palm side of my index finger. Could this be a tendon?
Hard to say.: A sunken knuckle often means a "boxer's fracture." Get checked to see. Only an x-ray can determine of this is more than a tendon injury. If you have a loss of finger function, you may have also damaged your tendon too, and this may need to be repaired to prevent permanent damage. Get seen! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a small cluster of strange lumps on the back of my head, all on the right hand side. A few of these are painful, but the largest of them isnt?
Head lumps: hello ~ difficult to give you an exact diagnosis because you do not give enough history. These could be lymph nodes if they are pea-sized or they could be lipomas. This is one of those things we cannot give you and exact diagnosis unless we can see and palpate the lumps. I think a trip to the local NHS doc is in the offing? thanks ...Read more
A small lump on the lower back left hand side. Not visible as a lump but can be felt.pain only when pressed?
See a physician: Impossible to answer your question without a physical examination of the 'lump'. ...Read more
I have noticed a lump next to the right hand side of my spine, is this anything to worry about? im a dancer and I cant even do a backbend anymore
Yes: This lump may have many causes. Please see a doctor for an exam. Also the spine may not be moving as needed. This needs to be checked. ...Read more
I have quite a pronounced lump on the lower right side of my abdoman which feels very firm compared to my left hand side. sometimes dull nagging pain ?
Abdominal mass: I am not sure of your age, but at least it would be good for you to be examined by a physician, maybe have an abdominal or pelvic ultrasound or both depending on exam, and if 50 or over or with a family history of colon cancer or its risks, a colonoscopy, etc. Start by making an appointment with your primary care physician on Monday unless your symptoms worsen, then ER. Stool? constipated? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to feel your ovaries? I can feel two almost symmetrical lumps however the one on the right is slightly bigger than the one on the left hand side?
Please help, there's no pain but I'm worried
Feeling possible: Feeling that your ovaries are present can occur but unlikely for most, unless enlarged and is then described as pelvic pressure. An examination by a MD can confirm or deny your perception and allay any concerns. ...Read more
Limited information: With this ltd.Inform. It is difficult to tell. Need to know how long you came to notice, was there any trauma, any similar swellings anywhereelse. If it is in the underarm a potential lymphnode /infected hair follicle , commonly called boil (furuncle) is there. Is there any pus coming from it.Any fever. If it is an elarged lymphnodeneed to r/o inflammation vs cancer add more ino., can answer better. ...Read more
Gas: Gas in your large intestine you will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
On the muscle of my neck on lefted hand side i got a lump pop out of my muscle it hard been there for 4days now what could it be
Uncertain: The description of where this lump is, is not specific enough to be sure. Is it on the side, front or back? It could be a lymph node that is enlarged due to infection, but if it is really from the muscle, and your neck is stiff or sore, then some heat and massage, stretching etc should help to clear the 'knot'. If more appear & continue see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ve got 1cm lump on the my palate left hand side roughly 1cm from the last tooth!thank you for your help!
I have a lump on the lower right side of my stomach it comes and goes it only hurts when I press my hand down on it.. What could this be ?
I've just found a small lump left hand side of my clitories in the inside. It's small and hard but not sore. Still worried tho... Can you help?
Exam: I would have a doctor check it out. ...Read more
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
I've woken up with a big lump on the lower left hand side of my soft palate it's that big I can feel it when pushing on the outside of my neck, hurts ?
Cystic swelling: Can be from a number of things. Infection, if present, would be concerning. This should be evaluated. If progressive, the evaluation should be tonight. Providers worry about obstructing the airway (throat) which would cause breathing to become difficult to impossible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
34 year old male found a small lump perhaps 1 to 2 cm in diameter just below my rib cage on the right hand side of my back feels like a gland to touch?
Lipoma: Often times these are lipomas, which are simply benign masses of fatty tissue. Very rarely do lipomas cause any problems - in rare cases, there may be persistent surrounding inflammation which leads a patient to ask for removal of the lipoma. As with any lesion, if there is significant increase in size, or significant pain, redness, discoloration, or any other concerning sign, do see a physician ...Read more
Noticed my left rib cage was sticking out further then my right the other night. Its not soft or painful. It kinda feels like a hard lump if I touch it and move my hand around but at the same time, it still feels like normal (like my right side) but just
Probably normal: There is nothing inside your rib cage that can make it "poke out." Anything that you feel must be outside the rib cage or the ribs themselves. ...Read more