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Lump On Side Of Knuckle
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
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
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
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? I'm 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 more
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
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
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
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?
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
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 more
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
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, ?
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
Noticed a small lump about the size of a pea on my left hand side an inch above my hips yesterday, doesn't hurt. Been lifting weights. What to do?
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 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
Lipoma: Probable lipoma which is benign. But you should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more
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
I have a small, painless itch less lump on the left hand side of the vaginal opening and towards the anus, is this a hemorrhoid.
Hemorrhoids protrude from the anus, not by the vagina.
Perhaps a gland- cyst.
See gyn to be sure. ...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?
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
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?
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
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
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?
I recently discovered a hard pea sized lump in the left hand side of my upper back. The lump is slightly raised & hard to touch. Should I see my doc?
Best to see a doctor: It is best to see a doctor and get it biopsied or excised if necessary. ...Read more
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 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
Yes, see: Your dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more
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
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