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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

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

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Small pea sized lump on palm side of index finger, first knuckle. Hurts to push on, but not to touch. What could this be?

Small pea sized lump on palm side of index finger, first knuckle. Hurts to push on, but not to touch. What could this be?

Maybe a cyst: This could be a tendon sheath cyst. If so, it can sometimes get stuck in the sheath and cause the "trigger finger" phenomenon. Read about trigger finger and see if the location seems to fit with yours. This can be treated if needed. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Hello, 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 Thank you

Hello, 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 Thank you

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

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I feel a lump on my left hand side above my rib cage & very painful what is it?

I feel a lump on my left hand side above my rib cage & very painful what is it?

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

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Is there anything that can cause a lump to stick out under the rib cage on the left hand side?

Is there anything that can cause a lump to stick out under the rib cage on the left hand side?

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

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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

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 more

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I ve got 1cm lump on the my palate left hand side roughly 1cm from the last tooth! Thank you for your help!

I ve got 1cm lump on the my palate left hand side roughly 1cm from the last tooth! Thank you for your help!

Several possible: Causes. Let your dentist or and oral surgeon take a look for diagnosis. Possible infection related to adjacent tooth, minor salivary gland issue, or a cyst. Very difficult to know w/o exam. ...Read more

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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 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?

Cyst: It could be a little cyst and is probably of no consequence. If it persists let a doctor have a look at it ...Read more

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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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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I have a question, I seem too have a lump in my neck on the left hand side, it's progressively getting bigger and it has now turned red, ?

I have a question, I seem too have a lump in my neck on the left hand side, it's progressively getting bigger and it has now turned red, ?

Lump on neck: Needs to be examined by your doctor. It MAY be a sebaceous cyst which are common on neck and shoulders. Be sure of what you are dealing w/by seeing you doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it normal to av a rounded lump were its sensitive just at the left hand side of the scar and the whole scar feelimg pretty numb? Just had cpts

Is it normal to av a rounded lump were its sensitive just at the left hand side of the scar and the whole scar feelimg pretty numb? Just had cpts

Need more info: Tell us when you got the scar, how you got it, whether it was cleaned and repaired. Tell us about how sensitive the lump is. Is it painful, tingly etc... That will have us make a better decision. ...Read more

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I just found a lump, behind top part of ear, it's not directly behind it just near top right hand side, when I press it it hurts, it's about an inch?

I just found a lump, behind top part of ear, it's not directly behind it just near top right hand side, when I press it it hurts, it's about an inch?

Abscess: You may have an abscess or a cyst on your ear if it is tender to the touch. If it is infected you may require antibiotics or possibly may need to have it drained with incision and drainage by a doctor. ...Read more

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I am growing a tiny lump on my right hand middle finger (closer to te right side of the finger than the middle) and one on my right hand ring finger?

So two lumps: Could be related or unrelated. You need to see a specialist hand surgeon but your family doc can check this first. ...Read more

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Have lump at left hand side of skull at back of head, what could it be?

Have lump at left hand side of skull at back of head, what could it be?

Lipoma: Probable lipoma which is benign. But you should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Found a small hard lump on joint of middle right finger, palm side (where hand meets finger). Slightly painful if pushed.?

Found a small hard lump on joint of middle right finger, palm side (where hand meets finger). Slightly painful if pushed.?

Finger pain: Do you do a lot of repetitive motion with your hands? This ma be a ganglionic cyst, however, you need to have it examined by your doctor or hand specialist to determine what it is. ...Read more

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Hit side of my wrist and lower hand very hard on solid door have hard lump sticking out not sore can move wrist fully what could this be?

Hit side of my wrist and lower hand very hard on solid door have hard lump sticking out not sore can move wrist fully what could this be?

Maybe ganglion?: An outpouching from the tendon sheath. Most commonly on the dorsal surface of the wrist. If it doesn't bother you leave it be. Otherwise go see a hand orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on the top right hand side of my trachea, it's 'attached to the bone' and moves with the bone as I swallow, possible causes?

I have a hard lump on the top right hand side of my trachea, it's 'attached to the bone' and moves with the bone as I swallow, possible causes?

See doctor...: It could be on your thyroid gland, perhaps a thyroid nodule. See your doctor so it can be examined and you can be sent for further testing, if needed. ...Read more

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My husband has a hard walnut size lump on the right hand side back of head. You can slightly move it around and it's not painful? Really worried

My husband has a hard walnut size lump on the right hand side back of head. You can slightly move it around and it's not painful? Really worried

Inclusion cyst: Most likely. These cysts contain cellular debris and are benign. Suggest evaluation by dermatologist or surgeon for surgical removal. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Got a lump/bump in the right hand side of my neck, more towards top. It's quite hard but moveable+shows up more when I lift head up. Any advice?

Got a lump/bump in the right hand side of my neck, more towards top. It's quite hard but moveable+shows up more when I lift head up. Any advice?

Lump: Likely a lymph node or a cyst. If persists without other symptoms for over a week, see an MD. If feeling ill, see a doctor sooner. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a lump/swelling on the right hand side just above his penis. Hurts when he coughs, other than pain in the back no other symptoms?

My boyfriend has a lump/swelling on the right hand side just above his penis. Hurts when he coughs, other than pain in the back no other symptoms?

Herniza?: One possibility is a hernia. His doc can examin him and tell him what it is and how to fix it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have 3 new tender hard lumps, one on my neck (towards the back on the side) one on lower back next to spine, and one on my hand. Should I be worried?

I have 3 new tender hard lumps, one on my neck (towards the back on the side) one on lower back next to spine, and one on my hand. Should I be worried?

SeeMD: Tender hard bumps should be evaluated by an MD They could be many things Infection or inflamed lymph nodes or cysts or rarely Cancer ...Read more

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I have a lump a little larger then a pea at the base of my skull on the right hand side. It's hard boney and tender I think its been there a few weeks?

I have a lump a little larger then a pea at the base of my skull on the right hand side. It's hard boney and tender I think its been there a few weeks?

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

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Hi I have 2 small pea size lumps on my stomach under the skin on the right hand side I felt them a few days ago, They are painful to touch.

Hi I have 2 small pea size lumps on my stomach under the skin on the right hand side I felt them a few days ago, They are painful to touch.

Lumps: These could be simple cysts or lipomas (fatty tumors) but should not be tender. It's best to have your physician examine you for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter has a lump. It sits at the left hand side of her pelvic area. No pain, doesn't move. Feels the size of a large grape?

Likely lymph node: Lymph nodes are grape sized serum filters located throughout our body. They remove materials that can arise from bug bites, localized skin irritation, or infection. There are often some noted in the fold of the legs that handle serum from the leg or nearby skin. If no pain, swelling, redness to suggest an advancing process, you can ignore it. They normally change size up/down over weeks. ...Read more

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A small lump has developed on my back about an inch below my armpit (right hand side). It isn't painful unless I apply pressure, it is Skin toned...

A small lump has developed on my back about an inch below my armpit (right hand side). It isn't painful unless I apply pressure, it is Skin toned...

Lump below armpit: May be lymph node cysts, infection. Since it is near the axilla (arm pit) would have it checked out and also have a mammogram (the LN of the armpit drain the breast) May resolve with antibiotics but still need evaluation. F/u/ w/ doc this week ...Read more